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Enjoy sports and more, as you travel in and around Tokyo!

Unique experiences in and around Tokyo

For sports lovers looking to travel in Japan, Tokyo is full of things to see and do. At some places, you can try out time-honored Japanese martial arts for yourself. You can also sample various cultural traditions, go hiking, or take a tour of different areas. And at other locations, you can marvel at the latest in VR technology. There’s a wealth of experiences waiting for people who want to travel around Tokyo : use our handy guide to get started on your own adventures!

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities in and around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. Please check facility websites for the latest information.

Tokyo Great Kayaking Tour

Tokyo Great Kayaking Tour

Paddle around Tokyo’s waterways

Area:
Sumida-river
Address:
1-3-2 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Kayaking

Most people associate kayaking with the great outdoors, but these small vessels do just as well in the canals and rivers that run through Tokyo. Seeing parts of the city from the water is a great way to spend part of the day!

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Forest & Water Okutama

Forest & Water Okutama

Great rafting experinece in Tokyo, just 50 mins from Shinjuku.

Area:
Okutama
Address:
3-116-1 Tomioka, Ome, Tokyo
Experience:
Rafting

Only 50 minutes from Shinjuku! Enjoy genuine rafting in Tokyo.
If you want to enjoy genuine rafting in Tokyo, look no further than here! Experienced rafting guides will take you through Tamagawa River's rafting course with thrilling torrents with guaranteed satisfaction.
You can rent wetsuits and marine shoes, so will only need a swimsuit to participate!

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OKUTAMA CANYONING

OKUTAMA CANYONING

Refreshing the world through adventure experiences!

Area:
Okutama
Address:
54-1,Kawai, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo
Experience:
Canyoning

Supplying the "WOW!" to our customers that exceeds all expectations.All over the world people are beset by the stresses of day to day life as they go through the same motions on a daily basis.
Refresh yourself in great nature of Tokyo Okutama!
Canyons aims to be an oasis among all of that.

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Rental bicyle in Okutama

Rental bicyle in Okutama

Zip Through Nature on a Cycling Day Trip

Area:
Tama Area
Address:
Mitake Station, Mitakehoncho, Ome, Tokyo
Experience:
Cycling

A plethora of splendours may be reached by bike. From an epic shojin ryori (vegan buddhist fare) eatery, to an historic riverside sake distillery, innumerable attractions lay nestled in this submountain haven of nature.

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Mt. Takao Hiking Course

Mt. Takao Hiking Course

Hiking—in Tokyo?

Area:
Tama Area
Address:
Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo
Experience:
Hiking

Located west of Tokyo, the beautiful Mt. Takao has so much to offer—scenic views of the metropolis, interesting festivals and sculptures, as well as a plethora of great food. The 599m mountain is easily accessible, with multiple hiking trails that are suitable for everyone.

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Aikido Dojo

Aikido Dojo

Discipline your body and mind

Area:
Chiyoda-ku
Address:
2-5-1 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Aikido

Aikido is a sport that trains both body and mind. It is also an art of self-defense in which strength doesn’t just come from being big or powerful.

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True Japan Tour Karate Experience

True Japan Tour Karate Experience

A Japanese martial art that uses the human body as a weapon

Area:
Roppongi
Address:
B109 Main building, Kikai shinkou kaikan, 3-5-8 Shiba koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Karate Experience

Originally based on Chinese combat, karate was developed in Japan as a martial art that doesn't rely on weapons (karate means “empty hand” in Japanese). The program teaches both karate skills and the creed of the dojo.

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Kawara Smash Kawarana

Kawara Smash Kawarana

Test your martial arts prowess by smashing tiles

Area:
Asakusa
Address:
2-27-17 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Practice Karate

Martial artists in Japan often demonstrate their prowess by smashing through stacks of traditional roof tiles called kawara. Kawarana, in Asakusa, allows visitors to test their strength by breaking through their own set of tiles. They even offer discounts for people with cracked phone screens, those with impressive abs, those who come dressed in kimono, or who arrive by rickshaw.

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Raien Sumo Experience Lesson

Raien Sumo Experience Lesson

Push with all of your might, and meet force with force!

Area:
Shinjuku
Address:
SUBARU Comprehensive Sports Center, 6-37-1 Shinkawa, Mitaka City, Tokyo
Experience:
Sumo Experience

Sumo is a sport in which wrestlers try to push each other out of a ring to win. It is recognized as Japan's national sport, and the grand sumo tournament is one of the most popular sporting events in Japan. At Raien, anyone older than the age of 10 can experience sumo.

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Kyudo Experience

Kyudo Experience

Practice an ancient technique

Area:
Kita-ku
Address:
3-46-16 Shimo, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Kyudo

Kyudo (archery) is a respected sport that has been practiced for many centuries, despite being fairly unknown outside of Japan. Learn about the fundamentals of this historic skill at a local dojo.

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SAMURAI TRIP Kendo Experience Tour

SAMURAI TRIP Kendo Experience Tour

Feel the samurai spirit

Area:
Asakusa
Address:
2-7-4 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Kendo Experience

Samurai were Japanese warriors who developed incredible swordsmanship. This tradition still lives on in the martial art of kendo. A sport that is infused with the spirit of samurai, kendo focuses on the importance of respect, not just winning.

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Musashi Ninja Clan

Musashi Ninja Clan

Enter the world of the ninja

Area:
Roppongi
Address:
The Kikai Shinko Kaikan bldg #B4, 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Ninja Experience

The ninja is a historical Japanese icon that is known worldwide. They would be hired by lords and execute their missions in secrecy. Try throwing some shuriken, or ninja stars, and feel like a ninja yourself!

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Combuger

Combuger

Try your hand at making Japanese cuisine

Area:
Shinjuku
Address:
3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Japanese cooking class

Don’t be fooled by the name: Comburger isn’t actually a burger restaurant! It’s a cooking school that offers lessons out of the owner’s apartment in Shinjuku. Drop in for a morning or an evening class and learn how to make a wide range of Japanese dishes, from traditional favorites to more exotic items. If you join the morning class, you can go on an optional trip around the neighborhood afterwards.

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TAIKO-LAB

TAIKO-LAB

A vigorous sound you can feel in your entire body

Area:
Shibuya
Address:
Daiwa Aoyama Bldg #B1, 3-1-30 Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Wadaiko(Japanese drums)

Wadaiko, or Japanese drums, make a huge sound that you can feel throughout your body. When you play with your friends, the sound can be even more impressive. Playing wadaiko uses your whole body and is a great form of exercise.

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Uzumako Ceramic Art School

Uzumako Ceramic Art School

Try your hand at creating ceramics

Area:
Roppongi
Address:
Shimizu house 1F, 3-29-11, Shiba, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Pottery making

Japan is known for its delicate and distinctive ceramics, and at Uzumako Ceramic Art School, in Shiba, you can try your hand at throwing and sculpting your own. The school offers a variety of classes, all held in English. The small class sizes allow all participants to receive plenty of support from the instructors.

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Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Tokyo

Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Tokyo

Experience a time-honored tradition while dressed in a kimono

Area:
Shinjuku
Address:
2-19-15-9F, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Tea ceremony with Kimono

A tea ceremony is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture, and doing it dressed in a kimono is even better. The kimono tea ceremony experience by Maikoya is the only one of its kind to receive Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award in 2018 and 2019. With a variety of options on offer, Maikoya allows visitors to enjoy an elegant experience in Kyoto, Tokyo or Osaka with explanations in English.

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Shibuya Takkyu Club

Shibuya Takkyu Club

Experience ping pong in Tokyo!

Area:
Shibuya
Address:
1-14-14,Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Table tennis

Table tennis (ping pong) is popular in Japan, especially at onsens or game centers. Why don't you enjoy it with your friends and family?

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Tokyo Dome Bowling Center

Tokyo Dome Bowling Center

Enjoy drinks and bowling!

Area:
Marunouchi
Address:
Tokyo Dome Bowling center 5F 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Bowling

Did you know that bowling is very popular in Japan, and there are many bowling alleys all across the country? You can enjoy both bowling and beverages at Tokyo Dome Bowling Center.

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Asakusa Batting Stadium

Asakusa Batting Stadium

Hit a home run in Tokyo Japan!

Area:
Asakusa
Address:
ROX DOME 2F 1-27-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Batting Stadium

Going to the batting cages is a beloved pastime in Japan. Feel the excitement of hitting a ball thrown by a pitcher on a video screen!

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ROUND1 STADIUM DiverCity Tokyo Plaza (Spo-Cha)

ROUND1 STADIUM DiverCity Tokyo Plaza (Spo-Cha)

Try your hand at a wide variety of sports!

Area:
Odaiba
Address:
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 6F 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Experience:
Variety of sports

Interested in trying out all kinds of sports with your friends and family? Spo-Cha is waiting for you! Just bring yourself—they have all of the equipment you need to try a wide variety of activitie

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Mt. Nokogiriyama

Mt. Nokogiriyama

Beautiful views and a stone Buddha

Area:
Chiba
Address:
4052-1, Kanaya Futtsu, Chiba
Experience:
Hiking

Located on Chiba Prefecture’s Boso Peninsula, Mt. Nokogiriyama means “Sawtooth Mountain.” For those who don’t feel up to hiking, there is a ropeway tram to the mountain top, where you will find an observation deck offering views of Tokyo Bay and Mt. Fuji! Located on the mountain’s slopes is the Nihonji Temple, home to a massive stone Buddha. You can also find the impressive Jigoku-Nozoki, a jagged overhang on the side on the mountain.

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Share Surf Room

Share Surf Room

Experience Japanese surf culture

Area:
Kanagawa
Address:
3-23-4 Katasekaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
Experience:
Surfing

With plenty of beaches surrounding Tokyo, surfing is a great way to spend the warmer months. The Shonan area, near Enoshima, is the home of Japanese surfing. You can find plenty of surf clubs and shops in the area, as well as the umi-no-ie, or beach huts, that stay lively day and night.

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Hakuba Valley

Hakuba Valley

Enjoy Japan’s famous powder snow!

Area:
Nagano
Address:
6329-1 Hokujo, Hakuba, Kitaazumi, Nagano
Experience:
Skiing・Snowboarding

Japan is known around the world for some of the best powder skiing on earth. So while you’re visiting, take some time to enjoy the famous slopes! Hakuba, in the northern Japan Alps, is one of the most popular areas, boasting beautiful scenery and a variety of impressive resorts.

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Flystation

Flystation

Defy gravity as you soar like a bird

Area:
Saitama
Address:
6-19-3 Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama
Experience:
Indoor skydiving

A great option that offers fun for the whole family, FlyStation Indoor Skydiving is a unique experience that you won’t soon forget. With the support of a professional instructor, people over the age of four can safely enjoy the sensation of flying in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel. It's exhilarating, and will definitely be something you can tell your friends and family about. After your experience, you will walk away with a flight certificate to commemorate the day.

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Kawagoe Rental Kimono KOTO

Kawagoe Rental Kimono KOTO

Try on Japan’s national clothing

Area:
Saitama
Address:
1-8-3, Shintomichō, Kawagoe, Saitama
Experience:
Wearing kimono

Make a visit to Kawagoe. Known as Little Edo, this city northwest of Tokyo is admired for retaining the ambiance of centuries past. While you’re there, you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture by dressing up in a kimono and going for a stroll.

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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

Take a soak in a hot spring bath

Area:
Kanagawa
Address:
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Experience:
Onsen

If you’re in need of relaxation, consider a trip to Hakone, a mountainous town near Tokyo. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun offers 23 unique hot spring baths, including traditional open-air baths with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You can also relax in a wine, coffee or sake-filled bath!

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