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your source of Up-to-date information on sports-relevant topics throughout Japan

If you’re here to read about sports and fitness in Japan, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a broad variety of articles across three categories: event news, good to know information, and experiencing sports around Japan.

Seeking information about races? Our race reports are written by athletes, for athletes. Itching for advice about sports activities and facilities? Want to learn about experiencing the best of Japan through fitness? It’s all here. 

Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

Sports in Japan: Four Sporting Experiences & How to Buy Tickets

By Jen

With the Tokyo Olympics kicking off this July, 2020 has become the year for sports in Japan.  But if you weren’t able to snag a ticket for the Olympics, or just want to experience something a little different, there’s still plenty of sports events you can watch in Japan. 

Read about Japan’s most popular sports and how to score a ticket.

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The Best (Ultra) Trail Races in Japan: Up to 160KM

by Tom

Ultra Trail Races are some of the most popular and well-known races in the world.  Read about a couple of the best ultra trail races in Japan. With races from 50KM to 160KM (100 miles), these trail runs will be sure to test your mettle.

Do you have what it takes to become a 100-mile finisher?

cherry blossoms in hagi castle town

Explore Hagi Iwami: Shimane & Yamaguchi Prefecture

By Faith

Come explore Hagi Iwami in Masuda, Shimane and see all the sightseeing spots, activities, restaurants, and more that Masuda City has to offer.  This up-and-coming tourist destination is only a 90 minute flight away from Tokyo and is a beautiful weekend getaway destination for the whole family

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Tsuwano Ride: Cycling Explorations in Hagi and Iwami

By Faith

A visit to Tsuwano is exciting year-round! The bike friendly city, also known as Little Kyoto, is rooted in Japanese history and culture.  Some highlight along the ride are Takatsu River, Mt. Aono, Furuhashi sake brewery, Tonomachi Street, and the Taikodani Inari Shrine. 

Read more about cycling through Tsuwano City here.

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