Baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, followed by soccer. Here are some of the top teams to look out for on your trip.
Founded in 1934, the Giants are a nationally popular baseball team in Tokyo. They are the oldest team in the league, and often compared to the New York Yankees in terms of history and popularity.
This team is famous throughout Asia and has legions of fans. Only founded in 1980, the team won the league title twice and burnished the reputation of Japanese football by coming third at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.
As the most successful club in Japanese soccer, the Antlers won the title a record eight times. Add to that a record six J1 League Cup wins and five Emperor’s Cup wins for a remarkable record. The Antlers play in Kashima, a town around 80 kilometers east of Tokyo.
Formerly the Osaka Tigers, this team is one of the oldest baseball clubs in Japan. It has many fans despite a supposed curse that has afflicted the team since its last Japan Series win in 1985.
A rugby union team that splits its time between Tokyo and Singapore, the Sunwolves are the country’s premier team in a burgeoning sport. Spurred on by the national team’s great showing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, hosted in Japan, rugby union is making great inroads.
Second-city travel is one of the hottest trends of 2020. It involves avoiding the over-crowded, over-touristed cities that are historically top travel destinations and visiting nearby, lesser-known destinations instead. Travelers are learning that, while well-known destinations are popular for a reason, less-popular cities also have plenty to offer with fewer crowds and cheaper costs.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
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