Baseball, Sumo, Soccer and martial arts.
If you ask anyone to name one martial art from Japan, it is probably going to be judo or karate. Judo has been spread all over the world and is practiced as a common way to teach kids and adults self-defense.
Kendo is a Japanese martial art that descended from the sword fighting techniques that were used in the days of the samurai warriors.
Karate literally means ’empty hand’, and it was developed in Okinawa having been influenced by Chinese martial art Kung Fu. Karate is a striking art where practitioners use both hands/arms and feet/legs.
Aikido was created by Morihei Ueshiba, who is still referred to by some aikido practitioners as Ōsensei. or Great Teacher. Learn more about this peaceful martial art from Japan!
While judo and karate are the most popular martial arts to practise outside of Japan, sumo is probably the martial art from Japan that appeals most to the imagination.
A cultural Japan tour is easy to combine with one or more scuba diving experiences for a perfect holiday filled with culture, food, history, nightlife, and action. Let us help you plan your perfect Japan trip!
A cultural Japan tour is easy to combine with one or more snorkeling experiences for a perfect holiday filled with culture, food, history, nightlife, and action. Let us help you plan your perfect Japan trip!
If you love skiing and snowboarding, Japan is a great December-April destination for you. There are over 500 ski resorts across Japan which vary in size from large resorts to small one-lift shops.
While Japan isn’t yet up there with the best of the world, Japanese soccer has slowly become a force to be reckoned with. Learn more about professional football in Japan!
While the most popular sports in many parts of the world are soccer and American Football, in Japan the most popular sport is definitely baseball.