Water sports in Tokyo

Ways to get wet around Japan's scorching capital

Water sports in Tokyo

'Random men jumping into the sea', by James Hadfield

Outdoor pools, wind-surfing spots, extreme water sports and lessons in free diving. If it's water sports in Tokyo you're after, you've come to the right spot.

Extreme water sports
Aaron Davis will be a familiar name to extreme water sports enthusiasts in the Tokyo area. After all, he's a man who thinks nothing of kayaking the Sagami Bay before breakfast, followed up with some white water rafting. Read more

Free diving
Meet Mimi, Japan's free diving champion. She'll teach you how to submerge yourself to 80m without the aid of breathing apparatus. Careful you don't get your hand stuck in the safety rope, though... Read more

Game fishing
Chartering a suitable vessel and getting out on Tokyo Bay couldn't be easier. The local catch is Japanese sea bass – not a million miles away from a barramundi, or so we're told – excellent on both the line and the tongue. Read more

Outdoor pools and water slides
When the heat takes its toll, fall into the pool. We've rounded up ten popular water parks, including a couple of lesser-known gems, and at least one that you might call notorious. Splashdown set for early July... Read more

Their name may sound a little menacing, but the Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron mean no harm, and anyone keen on getting out on the water would do well to join up and take one of their sailing courses. Read more

For many Tokyo residents, surfing is synonymous with just one place: Shonan. If you're actually looking for decent swells, though, you'd do better to head to the east coast of Chiba or one of the Izu islands. Read more

While wakeboarding in Tokyo may not be the popular activity it is abroad, there are still a handful of enthusiasts who take to the water around Odaiba and Haneda, as well as waters further down the coast. Read more

Windsurfing Maya may not be located slap-bang in the middle of Tokyo, but it's barely an hour from Shinjuku Station by train, and offers all the necessary equipment for you to start plotting a course across Sagami Bay. Read more

By Jon Wilks
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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