WELCOME to Japan & CrossFit Kyoto!
You are most welcome to join us for a drop-in ^v ^ /
There are a few things you might be interested to know: we are a small box located in a traditional bamboo storage building in the centre of Kyoto. We have been here for 7 years and are always delighted to have visitors. To ensure high-quality coaching and safety we limit our classes to 8 people. We also like to make sure our members get first dibs. Due to the fact that we’ve had so many no-shows or sudden cancellations by visitors we have had to resort to offering drop-in reservations for certain weekday classes only.
We recommend you check our schedule close to the time you’d like to join and reserve your slot by emailing us. The schedule can fluctuate a lot (bookings can be canceled up to one hour before the class) therefore during the busier tourist seasons (March/April, July/August, October/November) we might not be able to confirm your slot before that one hour cut off, sorry and thank you for understanding. To ensure participation during these busier times of year we may ask you to please re-confirm your slot the day before your WOD (by 21:30) – in our experience visitors’ sightseeing plans can change suddenly.
As a visiting CrossFitter we offer you our T-Shirt (a great quality 50% Organic Cotton / 50% recycled PET and lots of different colours) for free! It is included in your drop-in fee of Yen 3,500 (cash only please). Also, we do give discounts on 4+ drop-ins if you book them and pay ahead of time, i.e. after your first class.
We have a reception area and changing rooms upstairs (no showers but a sink and wipes 😉 As mentioned above, our building is a traditional bamboo storage and too old for modern plumbing – the thick walls are made of mud, wait till you see our “wall” ball targets!)
To contact us and book a Drop-In click here
Looking forward to your email, to meeting you & working out together.
Best WOD (= Wishes Of the Day)
Ela & Russell
PS. Some people tell us that finding our box is a WOD in itself 😉 so please allow enough time to arrive 10 minutes before the class starts (this also gives you time to try out the T-Shirt before you’re all sweaty, and get acquainted with the people & space before we all start with the warm-up). We will send you more detailed directions with our final confirmation in case you don’t have a cell phone with access to our map link.
A few places of interest near the box that you could visit before your WOD:
Besides numerous temples that’ll you’ll just stumble upon while getting here, there is the ‘Gosho’ Imperial Palace & Park, Nijo Castle, the famous Teramachi Road with craft & antique stores, plus a couple of famous traditional Japanese Green Tea places for a bit of tranquility before the WOD 😀
Comments or questions are welcome.