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Citizen Plaza - Sports facility: Takadanobaba
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
This well-equipped sports center just east of Takadanobaba station includes a 30x60m ice-skating rink, bowling lanes and tennis courts. Ethnic dance classes are taught at the culture school, and coffee and snacks are provided at the on-site cafe. ...
Ichigaya Fish Center - Sports facility: Ichigaya
[Open 9am-8pm daily.]
Located right next to Ichigaya Station, this well-stocked fishing hole has a special section for children. Tropical fish, marine plants and tanks are sold in the large aquarium shop next to the fishing area.
Snova Snow Arena - Sports facility: Kawasaki City
[Open noon-11pm (weekends 9am-9pm). Open every day.]
All-season indoor snowboarding and skiing runs from Y2500 per two-hour session, and rental boots, boards, skis and gloves are Y3000 for the complete package. Lessons are available for beginners.
Tokyo Riding Club - Sports facility: Sangubashi
If you're bored with the ski machine and the stairmaster at your gym, why not limber up with a little horseback riding? Tokyo Riding Club has everything you need - horses, saddles, stirrups - and it's conveniently located inside Yoyogi Park, so you...


Big Box - Bowling alley: Takadanobaba
[Open 10am-11pm daily.]
A conveniently located bowling alley in the sports/restaurant complex in front of Takadanobaba station.
C-Bic Sun Plaza - Bowling alley: Nakano
[Open 10am-5am (Sat, Sun 8:40am-5am) daily.]
Located in the basement of Nakano Sun Plaza hotel, this late-night bowling alley has 28 lanes on two floors.
Citizen Plaza Bowling - Bowling alley: Takadanobaba
[Open 10am-11pm daily.]
Part of the Citizen Plaza sports complex.
EST Shibuya Bowling - Bowling alley: Shibuya
[Open 10am-4:30am (Fri, Sat -5:30am). Open every day.]
Late-night bowling in the heart of Shibuya. The 42 lanes here include 12 black-light lanes.
Hyper Lane - Bowling alley: Ikebukuro
[Open 9am-8am daily.]
Bowling 23 hours a day in the heart of Ikebukuro. (They take an hour off for maintenance from 8-9am.)
Ikebukuro Rosa Bowl - Bowling alley: Ikebukuro
[Open 11am-5am daily.]
Late-night bowling in the heart of Ikebukuro's entertainment district.
Prince Park Tower Bowling Salon - Bowling alley: Akabanebashi
[Open weekdays 2-10pm; weekends 11am-8pm. Open every day.]
If you like to party while you bowl, open-bar plans are available, priced from Y2000 for 90 minutes.
Sasazuka Bowl - Bowling alley: Sasazuka
[Open 7am-1am (Fri, Sat -5am). Open every day.]
In case you've somehow missed your last train, the bowling center here offers an all-night plan on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5am for Y700 per person. There's also a restaurant attached so you can plan a bowling-and-dinner party.
Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center - Bowling alley: Shinagawa
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
This 80-lane bowling alley is part of the Prince Hotel complex, located conveniently close to Shinagawa station. Child-size shoes and lightweight bowling balls (from five pounds) are available for younger bowlers. Lunch and dinner bowling party...
Shinjuku Copa Bowl - Bowling alley: Shinjuku Kabukicho
[Open 11am-6:30am (Fri, Sat -8am). Open every day.]
Shinjuku Milano Bowl - Bowling alley: Shinjuku Kabukicho
[Open 11am-6am daily.]
Tokyo Bowling Center - Bowling alley: Kichijoji
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
Located inside a small hotel, the bowling alley offers midday party plans that include a buffet lunch, priced from Y3200.
Tokyo Dome Bowling Center - Bowling alley: Suidobashi
[Open 10am-10:30pm daily.]
The 54 lanes here are spread out over two levels. The Cubar Lounge, on the lower level, is dimly lit and furnished with comfortable sofas and a full-service bar.
Tokyo Port Bowl - Bowling alley: Shibaura
[Open 10am-midnight (Fri, Sat -5am). Open every day.]
Late-night bowling on weekends.


Jingu Gaien Golf Driving Range - Sports facility: Sendagaya
[Open 6am-11pm daily.]
Lotte Kasai Golf - Sports facility: Kasai Rinkai Koen
[Open 24 hours a day.]
Ninety-minute unlimited drive packages are available at certain hours, or you can pay by the ball (Y16-22 depending on time of day). Note that while the facility is open 24 hours a day, they take a 45-minute maintenance break every day from...

Ping pong

EST Shibuya Takkyu Club - Sports facility: Shibuya
[Open 10am-4:30am (Fri, Sat -5:30am). Open every day.]
Late-night ping pong, billiards and other social sports at this conveniently located facility close to Shibuya Station.
Kawasaki Warehouse - Sports facility: Kawasaki
[Open 24 hours a day.]
Kowloon Walled City - once known as the most densely populated spot on earth - was a massive, extremely crowded Hong Kong housing settlement with more than 30,000 residents. Although the original complex was demolished in 1993, it lives on as the...


Citizen Ice Skating Rink - Skating rink: Takadanobaba
[Open noon-7:45pm (Sun. 10am-6:30pm). Open every day.]
Edogawa-ku Sportsland - Sports facility: Edogawa-ku
Facilities at this Edogawa-ku-run center include an indoor skating rink, swimming pool, training gym, and rooftop tennis and futsal courts.
Jingu Gaien Ice Skating Rink - Skating rink: Sendagaya
[Open noon-6pm daily.]


Jingu Batting Dome - Sports facility: Shinanomachi
[Open 9am-8:30pm daily.]
An indoor batting practice range with twelve pitching machines, varying in speed from 70-130 km/hour.
Shinjuku Batting Center - Sports facility: Shinjuku Kabukicho
[Open 10am-4am daily.]
Located in the middle of the Kabukicho red-light district, this late-night facility offers twelve batting ranges with varying ball speeds.

Other sporty endeavors

Gold's Gym - Sports facility: Harajuku
[Open 24 hours a day.]
If you're jetlagged or working late but you still want to get in a workout, the branch of Gold's Gym in Harajuku is open 24 hours a day* and offers a one-day pass for non-members. There's a good range of weight-training and cardio equipment,...

Edogawa-ku Sportsland - Sports facility: Edogawa-ku
Facilities at this Edogawa-ku-run center include an indoor skating rink, swimming pool, training gym, and rooftop tennis and futsal courts.