Though the hobby fairs in Japan display lots of upcoming games, gashapon and other things, and even the magazine HobbyJapan is all about manga and the like, I would say that Japanese women have excellent sewing skills. I like the patchwork quilts, and the handicrafts. There are of course the neighbours who take care of the flower area daily - cleaning and beautifying each and every place is an admirable hobby in Japan. There are many people who study foreign languages as a hobby. The purpose is to enjoy it, more than to become fluent. And in the neighbourhood, people gather every morning at 6:30am for Radio Taiso - the morning exercise. Even on the rainy days, some do. There are lots of creative solutions and art classes to relax in the free time. Visiting onsen once in a while is another delightful hobby.