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Badminton in Tokyo

Discussion in 'Japan / Korea' started by conrad, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. conrad

    conrad Regular Member

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    I am an adult business person from Canada, and will be in Tokyo during the next two weeks, August 22 to September 5. I am interested in playing badminton during this time. I am an intermediate player, have played for four years, and would like to play some mixed / doubles games. I am not interested in singles matches.

    I will be in the Shibuya / Shinjuku area. Are there any places close by that I can play some games?

    Sorry, I do not know any Japanese.

    Thank you!

    Conrad
     
  2. lhkjacky

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    You may try the badminton club "By the Way" in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.
    Last year I lived in Itabashi-ku, I have played in there for a few times.
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/IchiroY/
    The website have English and you can contact with
    YAMAGUCHI Ichiro using English.
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/IchiroY/sakusaku/1_1.htm

    PS:From Shinjuku to nearby train station about 20~30mins
    From nearby train station to the place they play about 10~15mins walk.



     
  3. conrad

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    Thanks lhkjacky! I will send a message and see if I can play a few games.

    Conrad
     
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    Hi Conrad

    Recently I am playing in the badminton club which called the "spank" in Akabane.
    15mins train from Shinjuku and 10mins walk from the train station.
    They play double and mix double only. (Tue, Wed and Sat. 7pm to 10pm)

    http://www.web-spank.com/katsudo_prog/badmintonprog_info2006_1st.htm
    You can find the e-mail at the bottom of the page, but I am not sure does he know English or not.

    Jacky

    PS:300yen register fee, and 500yen each time
     
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    Sorry Conrad,
    Forget to tell, the web page of Spank are in Japanese only.
    If you are interest, I can help you ask the man in charge.
    I usually went there on Tue and Sat.
    Jacky
     
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    Hi Jacky,

    Thanks for your help. I would really appreciate it if you did ask the man in charge.

    Conrad
     
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    Hi Conrad,

    I have asked the man in charge already.
    He said no problem ^^, but I should go with you in case he need some translation.

    PS: you have to prepare your own racket and a pair of in-door shoes and water.
    I will go there on Tue and Sat 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
    We can meet in the train station at Akabane if you like. (about 6:45pm)

    Jacky
     
  8. kuan84

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    Hi guys,

    Reviving this thread hoping that someone can add me into their badminton group!

    I am visiting tokyo from today onwards til 28 july, hoping to hit some birdies. B level, I can buy gears to play or hire if possible. Will be staying at Shinjuku. Happy to travel anywhere, can't speak japanese yhough :(

    Hope to hear from you happy folksIin Tokyo soon.

    Ryan
     
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    Hi there,

    My name is Pong-san and I am looking for a place to play Badminton near Midori Ward, Saitama within walking distance. I am a casual intermediate player. I also don:t speak any Japanese. Any suggestion as to where to play nearby would be appreciate. You can also email me directly at PONGNIM@YAHOO.COM
    Thank you so much and I hope to hear from you.

    PONG
     
  10. tharun960

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    Hey guys and gals!

    I'm in Tokyo for the week and leaving Monday 16th May. I will be staying in Akasaka from Tuesday 10th May for 3 nights. Then will find somewhere else to stay for the weekend. Any recommendations for places to play near where I am or near the central city? How much does it cost? Opening hours?

    Do you have badminton gyms here? I played in one in south korea last week and enjoyed just being able to stay in the gym and keep playing and playing. I'm looking to train and do singles practice while I'm here..

    I also have a friend in futakoshinchi who is interested in playing. Any recommendations for him? Is there a big list of places to play badminton in Tokyo?

    Thanks!

    Hopefully see and play with some of you when I'm here otherwise GG.
     

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