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Tokyo Marathon, Japan

Date: 28th February 2016


Details shown are for the 2015 tour for reference only - details for 2016 will be available in April

The Tokyo Marathon has joined the ranks of the Marathon Majors, lining up alongside London, Boston,  Berlin, Chicago and New York as the newest member of this exculsive club.

Runner's have two reasons to travel; one is for the race, of course, but the second is to experience running in a different culture. There are few cultural experiences that are so discernibly different to the UK than Japan.

We travelled with our group last year and ran the race. It is a fast course and exceptionally well organised, from easy access to the baggage trucks and getting to the start corals to the super-slick handling of the finish line, with baggage ready to hand to you as you approach the giant indoor hanger containing the bags, which also houses the recovery area and family reunion.

Tokyo is a facinating city with a mix of the old and new and the Tokyo Marathon course takes you on a journey through all the districts from the Metropolitan Government office, around the Imperial Palace, past the Tokyo Tower, Ginza District, Tokyo Station, Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate - the oldest temple in Tokyo - and finishing on the waterfront at Tokyo Big Sight.

SPECIAL FOR 2015: EACH OF OUR CLIENTS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL EDITION 'ASICS TOKYO MARATHON' RUNNING JACKET. This special jacket will not be available to purchase at the race and will be a true collectors piece.

A half day city tour finishing at the Expo in included on the Friday. We also have options to visit Mt Fuji and Kyoto.

Race time limit: 7hrs 

Average temp: 12C

Age limit: 19 years +

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