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!
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!
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!
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.
Address: 4419-6, Mitsune, Hachijo island, Tokyo
A veritable divers' paradise on Hachijojima island - about 45-minute flight or about 10-hour crusie from Tokyo - Concolor delivers diving adventures in the splendid warm currents of the Philippine Sea. A wealth of intriguing marine life produces plentiful photo opportunities with species often bigger and deeper in coloring than their counterparts in other waters.
Address: 2-5-1 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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.
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.
Address: Hochi Shinbunsha bldg 3F 4-6-49, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Not just an Olympic event, Judo is also a world-famous martial art originating from Japan. With its roots in Japan’s Edo Period, judo is more than fighting - it’s a way of life, a path to follow. Now, foreigners can take this path with Shidokan, and experience the culture of Japan with their mind and body!
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.