Football in Japan

The national football competition of Japan is called the J League. The first division (J1 League) hosts clubs like Yokohama F. Marinos, FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Kawasaki Frontale and Vissel Kobe.

Football is the second most popular sport in the country, after baseball. The national team of Japan was successful in 1992 when they won their first and only Asian Championship. Their best international result was achieved in 2002 and in 2022, when the Japanese reached the round of 16, of the World Cup.

A Japanese player that has gained international fame is Keisuke Honda, who played for the Dutch club Vitesse, CSKA Moscow from Russia and AC Milan from Italy. Japanese football players are generally known for being very technical.

Create your own football tour to Japan

Take your football team to the next level with a football tour to Japan! It’s surprisingly easy to travel in Japan, as their transport system is set up extremely well. Fly to the capital of Tokyo, from where high speed trains can take you to cities like Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Visiting Japan will give your players a culture shock in the best way possible. Japanese people are really friendly and hospitable. Our team knows several professional academies who would love to welcome your team for a friendly match, academy tour or training session.

Japan is the perfect destination to combine these football activities with some sightseeing.

Why book a football tour to Japan?

  • Watch and learn from the technical style of Japanese footballers!
  • Experience the Japanese culture, from the bustling capital of Tokyo to traditional villages
  • Lots of good connections to Japan & easy to travel around the country

Tailor-made football tours

Whether you book a football tour, training camp, pre-season trip or a tournament trip: all our tours are tailor-made, to suit the needs of you and your youth players.

Choose your preferred services below and we will create your own itinerary. Would you like to maximize your players’ development potential? Why not make this a multi destination trip!


FC Tokyo

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Kawasaki Frontale

Combine with:

Example Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival at Tokyo Airport Transfer to hotel Evening walk Shinjuku district
DAY 2 Visit Japanese youth academy Training session with academy coaches Team meeting
DAY 3Training session Friendly Match vs. academy team Visit Shibuya Crossing
DAY 4Visit Asakusa district & Sensoji Temple Walk through ‘electrical town’ Akihabara Visit Japanese J1 league match
DAY 5Friendly match vs. academy team High speed train from Tokyo to Osaka Evening walk Dotonbori district Osaka
DAY 6Jog session Osaka Castle Park Visit the city of Nara by train Coaching education evening
DAY 7Visit Japanese youth academy Training session with own coaches Visit Umeda Sky Building
DAY 8Transfer to Tokyo airport Departure from Tokyo airport Fly back home