Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

There are lots of options, but they often felt like a hassle. Most are in Japanese, expensive and require a huge time commitment. If your child is in school - they're likely to get all of their extra curricular opportunities there. We looked into local baseball for our son - but it required about 4 nights per week, plus one entire weekend day, year round. There is an English language baseball league that some families joined - there practices were more like 1-2 times per week. Our daughter did gymnastics for a while - about a 15 minute bike ride from the compound. It was pretty good, but in Japanese. There is tennis on the compound. - Nov 2020

Yes- after school activity or on compound thru EWA. - Mar 2019

The schools all have tons available. On the compound there is karate, ballet, tennis, soccer, taiko drumming, piano, and other classes. - Jun 2018

Yes, through the schools, as well as on the compound -- e.g., soccer, judo, aikido, karate, tennis. - Feb 2014

Yes, at school. The U.S. Embassy compound offers soccer, tae kwon do, tennis and perhaps some others for kids. - Apr 2013

tons at the compound - Jan 2011

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