The Japanese, however, take a different approach. They want to forget their worries, forget their jobs, and have some fun! Which is why, taking in a game or match whilst you are in Japan is an unforgettable (and very different) experience.
Picture this: It's the beginning of the match. The away team comes onto the field. Do the home team hiss? Boo? No! With the encouragement of their mascot, they help the away fans sing their anthem! As they say, only in JapanÖ
From being ringside at a Sumo tournament, sitting with the cheer squad at a football match or watching the cars go round and round at the F1, there really is something for everyone.
However, watching sport in Japan is not just a sporting experience. It is a rare opportunity to see the Japanese letting their collective hair down. Itís also a great opportunity to meet people and have a cracking time. Donít know the rules? Donít worry; youíre not the only one! When everyone stands, you stand. When everyone cheers, you cheer. Got it? Easy! Game on!
The most popular sport in Japan by far is baseball. Introduced by the Americans in the early 20th ecntury and taken to heart by the Japanese almost immediately, hundreds of thousands attend games on a daily basis. Japanese fans are like no others and tickets to the big game are certainly a great addition to any trip.
Sumo is the traditional sport of Japan and if this is a must for you we can offer tickets to the six annual tournaments or the chance to visit a stable for early morning traning.
For all the details on the full range of sporting experiences on offer from InsideJapan Tours, choose from the options below. And if you don't see what you are looking for here, please drop us a line to ask.
F1 Japanese Grand Prix
The F1 roadshow visits Japan in the autumn for what is often a decisive race. Indeed the title has been decided here on 12 out of 24 occasions.
The Suzuka course, located south of Nagoya and owned by Honda Motor Company, is one of the most exciting in the season and the race here is a must-see for motor sport fans. Visit in 2012 to see if Jenson Button can make it two in a row.
2013 F1 Japanese Grand Prix
Fri 11th Oct 2012: Practice sessions
Sat 12th Oct 2012: Qualifying
Sun 13th Oct 2012: Race Day
Suzuka Circuit is located about 70km south of Nagoya, a major city in Japan on the bullet train line between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka. A full range of accommodation is available in Nagoya and transfers to the circuit from Nagoya can be arranged by train, private car or helicopter.
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