Podcasts Covering Rugby in Japan

Jrugby Podcast

For those interested in learning more about Japanese rugby history, culture, teams, and players, we recommend checking out JRugby Podcast. Produced in English by Taito Sakurai and Lee Watkins, JRugby Podcast aims to give a historical and cultural context to rugby in Japan. The duo also interview active players and coaches and discuss current trends and issues affecting rugby in Japan. To date JRugby Podcast has released three episodes: Episode … [Read more...]

Bangkok International Rugby 10’s 2016 – Opens Registration


  This year's tournament will feature:   28-32 teams in the Open Men's comp 12 teams in the Vets division (Over 35 years old) Social ladies touch. (10-12 teams) Youth Section tournament which is limited to 6 teams per age group ( 8,10, 12, 14, 16 and 18).  *(Final age groups to be determined based on interest) With the Bangkok 10's there is always a very heavy emphasis on the social side of things and making sure everyone enjoys an awesome Rugby trip to Thailand - On and off the … [Read more...]

Sun, Sand, and Surf in Shimoda

beach shimoda

Do you like white sand beaches, cool clean waves, and scenic views all around? If so, hop in your car or jump on a train and make the 2.5-hour trip from Tokyo to Shimoda (Izukyu-Shimoda Station) on the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. I recently took my family for a 4-day 3-night surfing trip to beautiful Shirahama beach which is on the coast about 5KM from the city of Shimoda.  We got a room for four (4 single beds) at the Shimoda Prince Hotel for only JPY 13,000 per night inclusive of tax. … [Read more...]

Hiking at Takao-san

The Main Takao-san Trail

If you are in the Tokyo area and enjoy hiking, I highly recommend taking the short trip to Takao-san. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the area and can be reached in about an hour from both Tokyo and Yokohama. Takao-san is considered a sacred mountain and has been a place of worship for more than 1,000 years. Visitors have the option of taking the cable car to the summit and then walking down. One-way tickets are JPY 480 for adults and JPY 240 children. Of course, for … [Read more...]

San Keien Garden – Yokohama


  If you are in the Yokohama area and would like to see one the finest garden parks in this part of Japan, I highly recommend that you set aside a couple of hours for a leisurely stroll through San Keien Garden. Located in Honmoku, just 15 minutes by train and taxi from Yokohama Station, San Keien Garden is one of the most pristine garden parks in this part of country. It is especially scenic in late fall when the combination of autumnal reds, yellows, greens, and browns is simply … [Read more...]