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12-23-2009, 08:17 PM #205
12-23-2009, 08:50 PM #206
Its looking like im staying around Matsudo, Havnt booked an apartment yet but i will do that around the 1th januari.
Wanted a place closer to akihabara (im a video game nerd) and matsudo was the closest i found haha.
Any good club nearby?
If there is then i should bring my badminton gear with me
12-25-2009, 03:43 PM #207
Though I have never lived there, Matsudo is good area to play badminton. According to the city's badminton association web site, they just had Matsudo Open(named "Azalea Open" on Dec 23rd) and it seems they have tournaments almost every month !! Check this site and you had better contact city's badminton association and get club info. Good luck.
Here is a list of registered badminton clubs in Matsudo, some of which have their web site links. Hope you can read Japanese.
12-25-2009, 04:47 PM #208
i will check out the pages
sadly i cant read katakana or kanji yet, but i got some friends that can translate it for me
How is the level on badminton?
12-25-2009, 09:51 PM #209
There seems to be four or five levels in each tournaments. So unless you are a national champion or professional, you will not have trouble to find your suitable level, I'm sure.
As you are staying in Japan just for a month or so, my anxiety is that you may not be welcomed to join in local club team, and that there are not many places you can play walk-in basis. You had better contact Miyuki-san or somebody to be ready to play as soon as you arrived.
F.Y.I. on Feb 14th they will have tournament(individual) and its deadline is Feb 3rd, to which you may join without being belonged to a club team.
12-29-2009, 09:27 AM #210
cool.. I'll be in Tokyo on the 8th Jan for a week. Any game there nearest to Shiba-Koen Subway Station?
12-29-2009, 03:25 PM #211
Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
In Japan, Year End and New Year's last/first week are crazy busy and irregular schedules in business/school/private/local, so is badminton club.
If you cannot search Japanese badminton club info(mostly written in Japanese) by yourself right now, it's hard for you to play during the week of Jan 8th. If you can read Japanese, it is easy to find through web site. Here are a few of them;
If you cannot read/speak Japanese, at least you should have somebody in Japan who can help you to contact to clubs before your arrival. I'm not your person as I'm not in Japan.
From Shiba-Koen, you can access to a place not only in Minato-ku district, but also in the other 22 districts easily by bus/train/subway. So you have more than a hundred options to choose a place to play. But you had better hurry. Good luck.
Last edited by ToyotaLexus; 12-29-2009 at 03:26 PM. Reason: correction
12-30-2009, 07:47 AM #212
cool... are the yonex bg66 strings cheaper there? How much it is if lets say I buy 10 boxes or 100 pieces? Can help to check? Thanks.
12-30-2009, 08:00 AM #213
how do i know if the clubs are any good?
seems mean to mail a club and ask if they know a good club haha :')
01-04-2010, 07:48 AM #214
Any badminton hall and email nearest to Shiba-Koen Subway Station? Any japanese people reading this? Thanks.
01-05-2010, 03:22 AM #215
01-05-2010, 08:46 AM #216
Great stuff. Thanks. I believe I am in advance level. I will be staying in Celestine hotel. You have a phone number? You can PM me your number or add me in facebook. See you then!
01-05-2010, 09:26 AM #217
go find reiko shiota play la haha
01-05-2010, 09:33 AM #218
Am trying damn hard man.... any leads anyone? I want to spar with her....
01-05-2010, 09:40 AM #219
01-08-2010, 01:40 AM #220
Actually, reiko is staying in Tokyo. So if you are lucky, you may see her somewhere in Tokyo
See you then
01-08-2010, 10:30 AM #221
What time and where is it near to? Any map? Any night or evening games?
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