Sports and Fitness
Gyms and Fitness Centers
A-Mieux (ア ミュースポーツクラブ）: Has a pool, aerobics classes, weights, and a sauna.
Price: Regular memberships start at 9,180 yen per month.
Hours: M-Sat 10 AM – 10 PM; Sun ＆Holidays 10 AM- 6:30 PM
Sports Academy Oyabe (スポーツアカデミー小矢部): Has a pool, gym, and aerobics classes.
Price: Regular memberships start at 9,365 yen per month.
Hours: M-Sat 9:30 AM- 9:30 PM; Holidays 9:30- 7 PM
Opus (オーパスフィットイネスクラブ): pool, fitness club.
Price: Regular memberships start at 8,000 yen/month (with a 15,000 yen initiation fee). There are many types of members ships including weekend-only memberships, fitness memberships, etc. Prices vary depending on membership type.
Hours: M-Th 10 AM- 11 PM; F-Sat 10 AM- 10 PM; Sun 10 AM- 6:30 PM
Axtos(アクトス): gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and aroma therapy room (massage chair room). Conveniently located in the south side of Takaoka, but can be a bit of a trek in the winter snow if you don’t have a car.
Note: They require hanko, zairyu card, and bank book when you sign up.
Holiday Sports Centre: Has free weights, cardio machines, a pool, sento, massage chairs/relaxation room, and various class (yoga, jazz, Jpop, dance, etc). It’s located about 2km from the north side of Takaoka Station, and about 4 blocks before you hit route 8 (where Yamada Denki is). It’s on the right hand of the street.
Price: Memberships start at 8,300 yen per month, but this price is reduced if you join with other people.
Hours: M-Th, Sat 10 AM- 12 AM; Sun & Holidays 10 AM- 9 PM
Sports Dome Airs (スポーツドームエアーズ): Gym with weight machines, free weights, bikes, step machines and treadmills; swimming pool (25m); sento and sauna; TV room with massage chairs; tanning beds; tennis courts; massages available for extra fee. THey also have numerous classes including boxercise, aerobics, dance aerobics, and martial arts aerobics.
Located near Takaoka Shimin Hospital next to the Route 8 interchange where the tram road goes underneath Route 8. Good for anyone on the north side of the tracks. They also have a sister gym on the opposite side of town towards Tonami. If you are a member of either gym then you may access the other as well.
*Note: They require your hanko and zairyu card when you sign up. Also, you must bring a change of shoes as you cannot use the ones you normally wear outside. They have soap, shampoo, and hairdryers in the shower/bath area.
Price: Regular memberships start at 8,500 yen, but there are different types of memberships with varying prices. There are also special campaigns: Right now a special spring campaign has all memberships marked 50% off!
Hours: M-W, F 10 AM- 11 PM; Sat 10 AM – 9:30 PM; Sun 10 AM – 6 PM *Note they are closed on Thursdays
Toyama City Gym (“Training Center”): Many Toyama City ALTs use this gym. There are basketball courts, table tennis, martial arts, cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, indoor running course, and aerobics classes. There are locker rooms and showers available.
Parking: Parking in the ramp is free with two hours validation. Bring your parking ramp ticket to the front desk of the gym when you arrive and they’ll validate it for you.
*As with all gyms in Japan, you need to carry you gym shoes with you and change into them in the locker room.
Price: Each visit is 440 yen. You pay by inserting your money into a machine near the desk. You will get a ticket valid for 2 hours’ use of the facilities. You can also purchase multi-use cards. Alternatively you can purchase a yearly pass for about 22,000 yen. For frequent use, this is by far the best deal (going 3 times a week for a year would be almost 75,000 yen if you bought individual tickets). So definitely do the yearly pass if you plan to workout a lot. The yearly passes are purchased at the security office, not at the front desk. The security office is to the left as you come in the main door.
Hours: M-Sat 9 AM- 9:30 PM; Sun & Holidays 9 AM- 7 PM
Holiday Sports Club (ホリデイスポーツクラブ）: Has cardio machines, weight machines, massage chairs, a swimming pool, sento, sauna, and open air baths. It’s a huge building and has lots of great classes.
Price: Single-person monthly memberships start at 8,400 yen, but there are discounts for singing up with multiple people. There are also day-time only and night-time only membership options for 5,700 yen and 4,700 yen respectively.
Hours: M-Th, Sat 10 AM- 12 AM; Sun & Holidays 10 AM- 9 PM
APA Sports Club (アピアスポーツクラブ): A very large facility with a pool, exercise machines, group classes, outdoor running track, bath, whirlpool. One of the pricier options for fitness centers in Toyama.
Price: Monthly memberships start at 10,260 yen, and annual memberships are 112, 860 yen.
Hours: M-Sat 9:30 AM – 10 PM; Sun & Holidays 9:30 AM- 6 PM
Windy (ウィンディ): This recreational facility near the Sasazu train station in Osawano is highly recommended. It’s not a gym, but an aptly named “wellness resort.” There are four zones. The relax zone has a huge TV and massage chairs that fully recline. The gym zone has cardio machines and free weights. The onsen zone has a mens’ and womens’ section. Lastly the (misspelled) “bade” zone that has swimming pools, hot tubs, an outdoor jacuzzi, a wading pool, water slide, sauna, and steam room. This is a great place to spend cold winter nights, either after school or snowboarding. If you live in Osawano or Yatsuo, it’s the place to go.
Price: You can buy tickets individually or in books. These start at 1,300 yen per ticket, and a book of 11 tickets are sold for 13,000 yen. Annual memberships start at 60,400 yen.
Hours: M- Sat 10 AM- 10 PM; Sun & Holidays 10 AM- 9 PM *Note, you may not check-in within an hour of closing.
Gunze Sports(グンゼスポーツ): This chain has multiple locations in Toyama, including three near the Daiwa area. Location shave slightly different offerings and class schedules, but most include weight machines, free weights, cardio machines, pools, jacuzzis, and a sauna. Classes include hot yoga, yoga, pilates, aerobics, step-aerobics, and others. Some locations have baths and showers, and others only have showers. There is one located in Shimin Plaza, one in the Sogawa area (near Daiwa), and one in the newly built Legato Square.
Price: Anytime monthly membership: 9,720 yen; Daytime monthly membership: 8,640 yen; Evening+Weekends+holidays monthly membership: 8,100 yen; Hot yoga anytime monthly membership (can do 1 lesson a day): 9,720 yen; Hot yoga once-a-week monthly membership: 7,560 yen.
Hours: M-F 10 AM- 11 PM; Sat 10 AM- 9 PM; Sun& holidays 10 AM- 6 PM
Namerikawa Sougo Taiikukan Center (Namerikawa General Facilities Sports Training Center): This is the only gym in Namerikawa. There is a small training room with three treadmills, a couple of exercise bikes, and some free weights. It’s really small, but if you are looking for a place to run in the winter or just want to lift weights, it will do. On Saturday mornings there is an aerobics class, and there are other classes including karate and judo. There is also a gymnasium where you can play badminton, basketball, etc. After school on Saturdays and Sundays it is often booked for junior high and high school tournaments or sports practice, but if you want to play basketball after 7pm or so on a weekday you shouldn’t have any problems.
Price: 210 per visit
Hours: M-F 9 AM- 9 PM, except for Tuesday when the gym is closed; Sat-Sun 9 AM- 5 PM
Ariso Techno Dome: Has ball rental, gym, weights, classes, and cardio machines.
Price: The training room and arena can be used for two hours at a time for 210 yen and 410 yen respectively. You can use the running course once for 100 yen. You can pay for 1 or 11 tickets to use any of these. If you wish to use the training room more frequently, you may pay for a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month pass.
Hours: M- Sat 10 AM – 9:30 PM; Sun & Holidays 10 AM- 5 PM
Sports Academy (スポーツアカデミー魚津): Has cardio machines, a pool, and studio. You may make reservations for a tour of the facility and a trial membership.
Price: Regular membership starts at 8,100 yen per month. There are also daytime and nighttime memberships (7,020 yen/month), pool-only memberships (6,804 yen/month), and studio & gym memberships (5,400 yen/month).
Hours: Regular, studio & gym, and pool members can use facilities from hours are M-F 10 AM- 9:30 PM; Sat 9 AM- 9:30 PM; Holidays 10 AM- 7 PM. Daytime members can visit from 10 AM- 4 PM; Nighttime members can visit from 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM. *Note, this gym is closed on Sundays.