Japan is a tourist destination known for its natural beauty, rich literary heritage, sumptuous cuisines. However, what many people don’t know is that Sport is a very big deal in Japan, and the country itself is also famous for a number of sports. Sports is a significant part of the culture, and people from different parts of the world come to see the actions live. Among the several sports you must see or try during your visit to Japan are discussed below.
Sumo Wrestling is the national sport of Japan. It is a style of wrestling that only last for a few seconds, and it happens when one of the two contenders touches the ground or gets out of the ring. Six sumo tournaments are held in Japan each year  3 in Tokyo during the months of January, May and September, and 1 each in Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka during the months of March, July, and November, respectively
Skiing and Snowboarding
Japan receives one of the highest rates of snowfalls in the world for this reason, it is home to a number of world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts. The snow seasons happen in between late November and early April. Some of the most popular resorts in Japan are found in Nagano, Honshu, and Hokkaido. These resorts are a must-see not only for the opportunity to frolic in the snow, but also due to their beautiful landscapes and hot springs.
bhere are a lot of martial arts that originated from Japan. Three of the most well-known are judo, kendo, and aikido. Judo literally means the way of softness. It focuses on using not the physical strength, but swiftness, balance, and strategy in overcoming the opponent. On the other hand, kendo is a Japanese style of sword fencing derived from the techniques used by the samurai. It is an important aspect of police training, and is taught in middle school. Aikido is the art of defence. It is the art of using the opponents strength to conquer him. Many people from all over the world train at the Yoshinkan Dojo in Tokyo.
There are now approximately 3000 golf courses in Japan, a clear indication that a considerable part of the population is engrossed in this sport. Among the most popular golf courses include the Hiron Golf Club, Kasumigaseki Country club and the Ibaraki Country Club. But apart from golf courses that may allow access to qualified members only, there are a host of driving ranges throughout the country where golf enthusiasts can practice their swings.
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