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The annual Tokyo Marathon welcomes over 35,000 runners. One of the six World Marathon Majors, participants run a route that takes them whirring past the Tokyo Imperial Palace, around the Tokyo Big Sight, and towards the finish line that awaits in...more
2-8-1 Nishishinjuku | Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku 163-8001, Tokyo Prefecture
I appreciate the positive reviews because running a marathon through the streets of Tokyo is very cool. However for those considering this marathon, note that it is unlike any of the other 5 world marathon majors. It is not nearly as well-organized, the expo is...More
Ran the Tokyo Marathon last year and I don't regret doing so!
You have to ballot for the slots where you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting it. My Japanese friends have told me that some of them have tried for 5 years...More
My sister ran the marathon and I watched. To be a part of the marathon, people are selected in a raffle. I watched the start from my hotel room and it’s amazing how many people there were moving in a wave. Streets are shut down...More
It certainly is one of the best! I enjoyed my run from start to finish and wanting more after. The crowd was great, the runners very entertaining with their funny costumes, the roads are generally flat, and the people are respectful. I would do this...More
Heard so much about Tokyo Marathon, and was very lucky to win a slot this year. The race is very well organised, and there are great volunteers, cheering crowd, performances along the whole stretch of marathon route.
Hope to win a slot next year too,...More
This was my 17th marathon and 3rd Major. After the surprise of getting a ballot place and surviving the cost of getting there from the UK I was determined to enjoy it!
The event is highly organised and efficient. The Expo is easy to get...More
Compared to the other majors there are some way to go. The best part of the race was the volunteers. They were amazing.
But the course could be better, and please don't hide away the entertainment on the route. What a shame.
However the current...More
Tokyo Marathon is my first full marathon running, and it was a fantastic experience for me. Very well organised from BIB collection in the Expo, from start to finish!
Weather was nice, the spectators are always there from start to finish, cheering us, giving hi...More
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.