Sports are a great way to make the most of your JET experience, to feel active and genki, and to avoid gaining too-many-onigiri pounds. If you want to be involved in a sport, the obvious first choice is to participate with the sport team at your school. However, if you would rather join a team (instead of pretending to coach a team), then there are plenty of options out there.
There are groups playing Ultimate Frisbee every week in Osaka, Himeji, and Toyooka. One thing to keep your ear open for is the Taj Ultimate Tournament. which is held up in sunny Tajima sometime in July. For more info, visit: www.tajultimate.com.
Clubs and Gyms
You can also join an athletic club or a gym. The Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club is a club originally built for foreign residents located near Sannomiya, and gives you access to soccer, rugby, and other sports. The Tokyu Sports Oasis in Motomachi is also frequented by many foreigners, and offers classes such as yoga.
There is also a Touch-Rugby team. Check back soon, as we hope to get more information about that.
If Gaelic Football is your thing, there's a group that practices twice a month at a number of venues around Osaka and Kyoto, most regularly at Osakajo Koen. All players are welcome, and we have men's and women's teams! They also usually adjoin to a local Irish Pub such as the Blarney Stone, Umeda, or Ryan's, Sannomiya, for a pint and a bit of craic after training and games. For more info, email Matteo at email@example.com.
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