【PlaceToPlay】 Play in Kyoto, Japan

For badminton only, rarely in Japan

If you are planning to visit Osaka-Kyoto for sightseeing, why don’t you drop by newly opened ‘Badminton Arena Katsuragawa’ to enjoy hitting shuttlecocks with local players ?

This privately owned gymnasium is exclusive for badminton operated by one of the top Japanese club teams, Osaka Tricky Pandas (Tri-Pan). Various lessons are provided here by certified coaches based on your skill level from beginner to advanced player.  Besides, you can rent a court for your own use

The biggest advantage of this unique facility in Japan is visitor- friendly accessibility, less than 10-minute walk from Katsuragawa Japan Railway(JR) station which is part of Kyoto, one of the most attractive tourist spots in Japan

Unique resin tile floor

Another significant point of this gym is its floor developed by American company, Sport Court. Neither wooden floor nor taraflex mat but an assemble of 25-square centimeter resin tiles. It’s a quite new flooring system for badminton courts endorsed by Badminton World Federation (BWF) but widely used for Basketball, Futsal, Table Tennis, Handball fields in North/South America, Europe and Asia already

Japan’s top pairs met at opening

At opening event held in mid September. The 3rd runner-up in Beijing Olympics and recent Denmark Open Champion, Satoko SUETSUNA/Miyuki MAEDA (World Ranking No.5), and Gifu Tri-Pan’s ace pair and the 1st runner-up in US Open, Yu WAKITA/Rie ETO (WR No.17)  played an exhibition match and attracted audience gathered

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