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Best. Marathon. Organized. EVER

Ran the Tokyo Marathon last year and I don't regret doing so! You have to ballot for the slots... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2019
steveleechungim
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Seoul, South Korea
Fun to watch!

My sister ran the marathon and I watched. To be a part of the marathon, people are selected in a... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
ashleyyariela
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Jacksonville, Florida
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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
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

One of the greatest and weirdest Marathons I've ever watched! The people is extremely organized yet very enthusiastic.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Arizeta
Reviewed April 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Easily my favorite marathon I've run. Well organized! The crowds were simply amazing also. Everyone was so freaking nice! I'd love to run tokyo again

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JasonMcfly
Reviewed March 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed March 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank r1nardi
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MGreenCPH
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Shinjuku
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
...More
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