The Japanese word for bowling is bōringu and bowling ball is bōringu bōru. Find more bowling related words below.
|Japan Professional Bowling Association|
|Nihon purobouringu kyōkai||日本プロボウリング協会|
Interesting facts about bowling in Japan
Tenpin bowling used to be immensely popular in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s. Fortunately, it is once again (2022) gaining huge popularity across all Japanese age groups.
Japan has around 784 bowling alleys scattered around the country and also happens to be home to the Inazawa Grand Bowl, which is the largest bowling alley in the world. It was built in 1972 and has 116 bowling lanes on one floor which covers an astonishing 182,000 square feet of floor space!
Japan also has the JPBA (Japan Professional Bowling Association) which consists of over 1,100 members who are all licensed bowling professionals. Read more about the JPBA here or visit the official website here.