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See the Tokyo sights with a custom tour with a bilingual guide and photographer…
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My name is Mark and I'm from England originally but have been living in Japan now for longer than I like to write down! I would never have called myself a runner but I might venture to do that now. I enjoyed the very rare cross country races we had at school but after that I didn't enter a race until I came to Japan, and even the there was a gap of 10 years between the first and second ones that I joined. I run almost everyday and have been setting myself monthly goals of 200km but my PB times aren't super fast and I'm not even sure if I could match them now or not. (full marathon 3:33.54, half marathon 1:30.19). At the moment I run because I enjoy running. I like the time it gives me to clear my mind and the random thoughts that come into it after a few kilometres. I also like exploring and discovering new places or new views of places I've passed before but been too preoccupied to see them properly.
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Route 1 – Imperial Palace Run One of the most popular runs in Tokyo is the uninterrupted 5 km around the outer Palace moat. There are good views all the way around and there are no traffic lights or roads to cross. On weekday nights you can find literally hundreds of people running, in the[…]
There are so many races in Japan. Many small towns and villages host annual 10km or half marathon races and these are usually very well organized and often you can get to taste the local delicacies at the finish. The best resource to find a local race in Japan is runnet.jp It’s all in Japanese[…]
These cliffs are out at the top of the Chiba peninsula within a day trip from Tokyo.
Tokyo Marathon and takes place every year on the last Sunday in February. 2017 will be the 11th edition of the race. It’s one of the biggest races in the world with over 35,000 runners. Anyone can apply to run in the race, with online applications open through the month of August. It doesn’t matter whether[…]
Ginza is the high-end shopping district of Tokyo. It has an older feel to it than places like Shinjuku and Shibuya and with wider boulevards and big sidewalks you could almost be in Europe. Right in the centre of Ginza is Tokyo’s most expensive land. Running through Ginza is possible and there is certainly plenty[…]