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Vrael
05-18-2015, 12:42 AM
Hi,
I will visit Japan in September/October for 3 weeks (Tokyo and Kyoto). I'll spend most time sightseeing, but I would like to play table tennis at least few times while I am there. I would like to ask if there are any "gaijin friendly" table tennis clubs in Japan ? How much does it cost to play there ? I can speak japanese a little if it helps. Of course I can look it on google, but I am curious about opinions of peaople that actually where in similar situation and found the solution.

puyol
05-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Czesc Vrael.

When you're in Kyoto and you're planning to visit Osaka as well, there's a few clubs of interest.

HPC in Namba offers a sort of "open training" time daily: (nishi-namba-tc) for 1600yen, including some 10 minutes coaching.

I heard this newly open club (welljou.jp/acettcosaka) offers some kind of "all-you-can-play" deal, though haven't gotten to actually going over there yet.

The best place, in my opinion, to play evening hours 7-9pm is MT (www8.ocn.ne.jp/~kbmt) where 500yen will get you 2 hours of play against some serious high-level people, depending on the day. It's kinda off city center, though.

Drop me a PM once you know when you're free and willing to come down from Kyoto to Osaka - perhaps we can coordinate to play some. Po polsku tez okej.

Pozdrowienia i udanej podrozy do Japonii!

Vrael
05-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply and suggestions. Unfortunately I don't have Osaka on my trip plan, but if it changes I will remember to PM You :)
Dziękuje za pomoc, ありがとうございます

Kobe02
05-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Are any of these Osaka ones close to Kobe direction ? Or anything good there as I am considering a trip there.


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puyol
05-21-2015, 03:59 AM
Hey, Kobe02.

Depends what you idea of "close" is. Around 30-40 minutes by train from either ACE or HPC. When in Kobe though, check out ppdandy.com right outside the Amagasaki station.

Kobe02
05-21-2015, 05:26 AM
Thank you :)


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fzkwrx
05-21-2015, 11:00 AM
do anyone know if their are any club or place to do some training in Nara japan. i will be in japan for couple of week. thanks

Vrael
05-21-2015, 01:41 PM
I will also visit Nara from Kioto, so it would also help me if anyone knew about place to train in there

puyol
05-22-2015, 03:37 AM
Check out this list of clubs and shops:

nittaku.com/place/list.php?id=29

Vrael
05-22-2015, 11:53 PM
I have found clubs in kyoto on that site. Are there any websites where I could find a sparing parter in Japan for one or two trainings (I don't know anyone there) ? If it is against the rules to post request for links to other forums then I am sorry and please let me know, so I can delete this message

puyol
05-24-2015, 11:28 AM
mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=43161

You can try posting in English, many Japanese people would be genuinely curious and willing to practice with a visiting foreigner. You might need to register an account or something like that, though.

Vrael
05-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Thanks a lot!

amekun
03-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Hi guys im reviving an old thread. I'm going back to Osaka next week. I'll be staying near namba. I tried going by myself last year at hpc. Very friendly people. I was wondering if anyone wants to tag along? In getting nervous again

Takkyu_wa_inochi
03-14-2018, 02:03 AM
Nope I'm in Tokyo

TT Guru
03-14-2018, 03:37 PM
Hi guys im reviving an old thread. I'm going back to Osaka next week. I'll be staying near namba. I tried going by myself last year at hpc. Very friendly people. I was wondering if anyone wants to tag along? In getting nervous again

Hi Amuken, I am in Osaka right now, for 2 weeks. Let me know if you are interested in meeting up for some Table Tennis.

TT Guru
03-15-2018, 02:53 PM
I'm also heading to Nagoya and Tokyo in the coming weeks. Always interested in visiting local tt clubs.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
03-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Hi
I can PM me when you are in Tokyo
I usually play in Minato Sports Center near JR Tamachi station.
If you have a good budget I suggest you visit UPTY and book a 1:1 lesson with Sakamoto an ex-pro JNT member www.upty.co.jp
8000 tens per hour but well worth it in my opinion

amekun
03-23-2018, 04:57 AM
Good day everyone,

Just had a hit this week with TT Guru and last year with Puyol

Who else wants to play in Osaka? Pm me

TT Guru
03-25-2018, 12:50 PM
This forum really brings people together, it was great to catch up with Amekun and share tt stories in person. If there are any Table Tennis lovers in Tokyo PM me and we'll meet up for a hit.

Alex TT Barcelona
08-03-2018, 03:47 AM
Hi all,

I am a Belgian currently visiting Japan with my girlfriend, Sarah. We're currently in Kyoto and we will probably pass Hokaido for a while before going back to Tokyo. I would love to play for a bit in one of Japan's local clubs if anybody is up for it. I play second division in Spain.
I've also coached for a while and blogged a bit last summer if you want to check out what kind of player I am: alexttbarcelona.wixsite.com

Hope to see somebody soon :)

Kind regards,

Alex

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-03-2018, 07:12 AM
Hi all,

I am a Belgian currently visiting Japan with my girlfriend, Sarah. We're currently in Kyoto and we will probably pass Hokaido for a while before going back to Tokyo. I would love to play for a bit in one of Japan's local clubs if anybody is up for it. I play second division in Spain.
I've also coached for a while and blogged a bit last summer if you want to check out what kind of player I am: alexttbarcelona.wixsite.com

Hope to see somebody soon :)

Kind regards,

Alex

i don't know if I'm good enough for you, but there are some good players anyway here if you come to Central Tokyo

We play at Minato Sports Center near JR Tamachi station (Yamanote Line). Its open most of the days except Tuesday evenings (members only) and sometimes Fridays are fully booked, and Sundays are for competitions if any

Alex TT Barcelona
08-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Cool I'll let you know when we're close!

raymondleong001
08-11-2018, 03:39 PM
Hi, I will be in Osaka in Dec 2018. Anywhere I can play with some of the local players? I am from Singapore. :-)

Baal
08-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Hi,
I will visit Japan in September/October for 3 weeks (Tokyo and Kyoto). I'll spend most time sightseeing, but I would like to play table tennis at least few times while I am there. I would like to ask if there are any "gaijin friendly" table tennis clubs in Japan ? How much does it cost to play there ? I can speak japanese a little if it helps. Of course I can look it on google, but I am curious about opinions of peaople that actually where in similar situation and found the solution.

Take me with you! I love Japan. I've never actually tried to play there, though.

Alex TT Barcelona
08-14-2018, 09:58 AM
We'll be there (really close to tokyo bay) from friday 17th of August untill the 19th. Both Friday and Sunday might be difficult as you mention so maybe we can meet on Saturday?

Shifu
08-14-2018, 10:11 AM
Take me with you! I love Japan. I've never actually tried to play there, though.

He posted 2015 :D

Baal
08-14-2018, 05:59 PM
He posted 2015 :D

Well then, invent a goddamed time machine and then take me with you!

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-17-2018, 10:05 AM
We'll be there (really close to tokyo bay) from friday 17th of August untill the 19th. Both Friday and Sunday might be difficult as you mention so maybe we can meet on Saturday?

i can play only on Saturday morning its usually really packed, we have to be there before 9am

Alex TT Barcelona
08-17-2018, 12:20 PM
Hi, we could probably make it by 8:45 if that's ok with you. let me know if we should make it 8:30.

See you tomorrow?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-17-2018, 01:24 PM
8:45 ok
Minato Sports Center near JR Tamachi Station (Yamanote Line)
entrance is 800 yens

Floors 3 thru 8 Minato Park Shibaura, 1-16-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku 105-0023
TEL (03)3452-4151
FAX (03)3452-4920
http://www.minatoku-sports.com

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-17-2018, 11:48 PM
On my way take a table with double digits

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-18-2018, 02:17 AM
thanks Alex for the knock. Only 1hour, but i was already very sweaty, and it was a lot of fun for me; for you as well I hope.
I had sometimes the impression I was playing against Timo Boll LOL...so i was very happy when i made a few very good (touch) shots...

jazzyyk
08-22-2018, 06:24 AM
Hi takkyu_wa_inochi,

Do you think Thursday is a good day to meet newer players? I'm not very good, but I am in shinjuku area for 1 month so I wanna play. Right now there is 卓球のジム nearby but it's almost always empty :(

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-22-2018, 12:19 PM
in my club yes, i don't know about your place

jazzyyk
08-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Sorry yea, I meant at minato sports center, Thank you!

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-23-2018, 09:25 AM
Not playing this Thursday (today)

jazzyyk
08-23-2018, 10:39 AM
that's ok!!! I didn't go today. if you want to play Saturday, we can play??
my LINE is jazufuu if you want to add it? 大丈夫でしょう笑

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-24-2018, 11:59 AM
what is your level

jazzyyk
08-25-2018, 04:34 AM
very bad I think :)

puyol
11-13-2018, 04:21 AM
Hi,

Let me know once you're already here in Osaka, let's have a hit.

The easiest place to go to is HPC: http://nishi-namba-tc.com/

Last year I was in Singapore in August and got to play once, it was fun but soooo hot...

See you in December!




Hi, I will be in Osaka in Dec 2018. Anywhere I can play with some of the local players? I am from Singapore. :-)

zurajanai
12-12-2018, 02:27 AM
Hello,

Still a long way off, but is anyone planning on going to Tokyo in July 2019?

Planning an end of year trip with some friends to Japan (mainly sightseeing) but I would be interested in playing a bit of table tennis while I'm there.

amekun
12-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Hi guys. I'm going back to Osaka again. I'm leaving tom for Japan. If anyone wants to have a hit. Pm me :)

CherylSmith
12-20-2018, 10:05 AM
I never have been to Japan...(((:(

rokphish
12-20-2018, 10:13 AM
I never have been to Japan...(((:(You're missing out… a lot!

Instagram: rokphishtt

amekun
12-21-2018, 08:34 AM
True :9

amekun
12-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Hi guys, I'll be heading to Tokyo on jan 3, who wants to have a hit? Social games would be awesome

yogi_bear
12-29-2018, 03:26 PM
I think there are clubs in tokyo where you can buy discounted butterfly products IF you are a club member.

amekun
12-29-2018, 03:29 PM
I think there are clubs in tokyo where you can buy discounter butterfly products IF you are a club member.

Will have a look around

Takkyu_wa_inochi
12-29-2018, 10:29 PM
I am away until Jan 8th

amekun
12-30-2018, 03:20 AM
I am away until Jan 8th

That's unfortunate :(