If you are a sports enthusiast and you are moving into Japan, you do not have to worry about missing out on your favourite activities. You can still follow sports in the country, and use different methods to do it depending on the kind of games you like.
Following Sports in Japan
- Going to the sports bar: If you cannot make if to the game and you are looking for a place where you can meet other fans, you should go to the sports bars. Some of the famous clubs include Lad’s Garage (Shibuya), Rugby Dinner No Side Club, Legends Sports Bar, Benoa and Public Red. The sports bars showcase different games, so you should check their schedule and find out the best fit for you.
- Watching online: The internet has opened up ways which allow people to watch games as they are streamed live and to follow in-depth analysis of some of their favourite sports. If you do not want to leave the house, but you still want to enjoy the game, then you should consider subscribing to sports networks.
- Attending the live show at the stadium: Nothing compares to the joy of watching your favourite game being played live at the stadium. Japan has an active baseball team, and they always organise games in various locations including Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. To add some fun to your day, you should end it with a little gambling and If you miss the betting shops on the corner you can always do it online, even using your smartphone.
- Watching from your TV: Most houses and hotel rooms which are being rented out have a television. You can subscribe to their local channels and follow some of the local sports shows and events which the Japanese enjoy. It always helps to look for recommendations on the best programmes to follow, but you can also be adventurous and try out new channels.