There is a youth center right across from our Fukuoka school, where students can join in any of the generally free activities hosted such as volleyball, tennis, running clubs, dancing classes and more.
There are also a number of gyms located around the city center, but most of them are membership-only, which is a bit of a problem for our short term students. Luckily, the Chuo gym is to the rescue! They offer membership on a pay-as-you-go basis, meaning you pay about ￥250 per time you visit them, and only then. They also have a number of coin lockers available where you may store your bag for a small fee.
For those of you who enjoy running outside, the beautiful Ohori Park is a short subway ride (or medium-length walk) from school. It’s free, it’s pretty, it’s healthy, what’s not to like?