Golf is a very popular sport in Japan. Since the space for
golf course is limited, the costs for memberships are very
high. However, there are some public driving ranges throughout
Besides hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Suzuka Circuit
is also an integrated recreation facility with an amusement
park complete with a racing carts circuit, roller coaster
and resort facilities such as hotsprings hotels and camping
All Japan Kendo Federation
Kendo (literally means the way of the sword) or simply the
Japanese fencing is an ancient martial art that is still practiced
widely throughout the country. Kendo is practiced by using
a long Japanese sword called Katana and a parts of bamboo,
Kendo classes are offered in most areas in Japan. A yearly
event for the Kendos practitioners, the All Japan Championship
is held in Tokyo, organized by the the All Japan Kendo Federation.
Karate-do (or simply Karate) is an art of self- defense, but
it is also a form of physical sport. It is a combination of
marvelous synthesis of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines.
Training includes the fundamentals, Kata (form), basic Kumite
(sparring) and free Kumite. Most cities offers Karate lessons
in the various Karate schools.
All Japan Judo Federation
Judo is an original Japan sports, a unique self- defense art
originated from the art of grappling and defeating an enemy
on the battlefield. The fundamental Judo techniques is to
utilize the strength of the opponent to one's own advantage.
Practice is usually done in white, plain Judogi, complete
with a belt or an 'obi'.
The Kodokan in Tokyo is the head quarters of Judo in Japan.
Representative offices in the city, suburban cities or towns
that organize Judo activities in Japan are controlled by the
All Japan Judo Federation.
Kyudo, (literally means the way of archery) is one of the
oldest traditional martial arts and closely associated with
Zen. Kyudo is a noble and refined martial art and is considered
as a graceful exercise.
International Aikido Federation
Aikido an interesting form of sport. It is a blend of art,
sport and religion forming into a type of martial art. This
martial art is performed without a weapon as a rule, but one
is required, at times to simulate an armed opponent.
Practice is usually performed in either a white Judogi with
or without a Japanese Hakama (split skirt) Lessons are given
in in most places around Japan.