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Why Golf in Japan?

Japan is a country that loves golf, having enjoyed the prestigious game for over a century. The sport was once reserved for the affluent upper class, but today can be enjoyed by all. There are over 2,000 courses throughout the country, home to world-class greens suitable for a wide variety of tastes and experience levels. These golf courses are well maintained, and set in some of Japan’s most scenic locations. From the powerful northern wilderness of Hokkaido to the southern tropical beauty of Okinawa, Japan’s picturesque courses make every round a special experience.

Unique courses

Beyond their breathtaking beauty, many of Japan’s courses were created by world-famous designers to offer an engaging challenge to both amateurs and pros. Many major international golf tournaments have been held on Japanese courses, where top-ranking players from around the globe competed for the honor and prestige of being crowned champion.

Rich in diversity

Golf can be enjoyed in Japan year-round, and the character of the courses changes with the passing of the seasons. Courses are designed with the unique climate and topography of the region in mind; spring flowers bloom, sparkling blue seas complement manicured greens, snow-capped mountains tower in the distance, and trees blaze with the vivid hues of autumn.

Abundant sightseeing opportunities

The charms of golf in Japan go beyond the green. Unwind after a game with a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring. Enjoy traditional flavors with a meticulously prepared meal at a first-class restaurant. Stroll through the streets of historic castle towns and ultra-modern cities. The opportunities for discovery are endless.

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