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  • What are the most popular Japanese sports?

    Posted by Xiu Qiang on June 12, 2023 at 5:42 am

    I’ve tried Archery and Karate. What else can I try that is popular in Japan?

    Madison replied 1 year, 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Madison

    June 12, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Hi Xiu Qiang,

    If you’re looking to try more sports popular in Japan, sumo wrestling is an iconic Japanese sport with a rich history and traditions. Baseball, often considered Japan’s most popular sport, is also worth a try, even just to experience a game as the atmosphere is quite different from games in other countries. Soccer, too, has a significant following in Japan.

    For something more traditional, you might consider Kendo, which is a form of fencing involving bamboo swords, or Judo, a martial art focusing on throws and pins. For a more peaceful athletic activity, Kyudo, the Japanese art of archery, might be appealing.

    And if you’re interested in winter sports, Japan is known for its excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. Whichever you choose, each sport offers its own unique way to engage with Japanese culture. Enjoy trying out these sports!

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