Ogawamachi in Kanda – one of many neighborhoods in Tokyo – is famous for its sport equipment stores. Like Akihabara being well-known for its electronics, Ogawamachi is the center of sports. There is no other area where you find as many sporting goods stores. The “Kanda Sports Festival” held at the end of October every year is a fun event with lotteries and a huge annual sale. If you love sports, this is for you!
Aim for bargains!
Sportswear, sports gear, made-in-Japan limited editions – you will find all of those things in the many sporting goods stores. In combination with the annual sale, you might even find some hidden treasures. Moreover, this area is especially interesting for people visiting Japan for winter sports and other kinds of sports tourism.
Watch local professional wrestling!
Many fun events are held during the “Kanda Sports Festival”, but “Kanda Pro Wrestling” is really something special!
Watch unique wrestlers such as “Kanda Curry Mask” and “Kanda Snow Madonna” doing a big show. Why don’t you cheer for them at the ring side?
Kanda Professional Wrestling Venue:
Ogawa Square (3-6 Kanda Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/rQ2KtUtdYJrrdMi68
Go for a run around the Imperial Palace Run with custom-made shoes!
You can also get a professional shoe fitting and helpful advice even during the event period at Ogawamachi. Take your new custom-made shoes out for run on Tokyo’s most popular running track: the “Imperial Palace Run”!
Interested? Watch our video about the “Imperial Palace Run”:
Please visit Ogawamachi and enjoy the “Kanda Sports Festival”!
Kanda Sports Festival (Japanese):
Schedule: October 26 (Sat) to 27 (Sun), 2019
Time: 11:00 to 19:00
Venue: Sporting goods shops around Kanda/Ogawamachi
(Ogawamachi Intersection, Surugadai Sakashita Intersection, Chiyoda City Ogawa Square)
Nearest station: Ochanomizu Station, Jimbocho Station, Ogawamachi Station, Awajicho Station, Shin-Ochanomizu Station