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Five Kilometre Circle

My wife and I are runners and decided, on a beautiful spring day, to take a run around the Imperial... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
John A
Hong Kong, China
Busy but good route

Very popular running route around the Imperial Palace. Good views -- as long as you aren't looking... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Very popular running route around the Imperial Palace. Good views -- as long as you aren't looking at the road! I get fed up waiting at traffic lights when running the city streets -- so this is a great change. The course is ~5km and...More

Thank zororinotoast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk or run, a 5kms loop. This is one of the most beautiful runs in the world, at least in the world I've seen, which is much of it. Run counter-clockwise. You can shower in a neat place called RunBase a short jump from the...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We as seniors walked this delightful 5km path. They suggest anti clockwise but we only saw the signs at the end having walked clockwise. Yes, in Japan you drive AND walk/run on the left! European & American visitors please take note. :). No traffic to...More

Thank NihonBaba
Reviewed 2 June 2018

As tourist, I was happy there is a place for a runner to shed some fat from the tsukiji's yumz. The loop is great, the view is great, the runners are amazing. I couldnt ask more...

Thank HandraTjhia
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Great 5k loop. Ran it on a weekend and also on a weekday. Definitely go early morning to minimize the pedestrian traffic. On the weekend the roads nearby are closed and reserved for cyclists so that was fun to see literally 100s of cyclists of...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

5K loop around the Imperial Palace. Half the way is up hill and the other half is down hills. If you are running something to keep in mind. Tips: Take bottled water. If walking maybe a hat to shade the sun. In Tokyo they walk...More

Thank lasvegasfreeway
Reviewed 8 April 2018

My wife and I are runners and decided, on a beautiful spring day, to take a run around the Imperial Palace. While the run is essentially flat, the trail is not interrupted with traffic lights or traffic. The only traffic is other runners, the occasional...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Ran this loop a couple of time so far on my first trip to Tokyo. Beautiful & simple 5k loop, yes it does have one gradual slope and there are parts which are dimly lit when it gets down. As with any running route, mutual...More

Thank Baldwin C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I wanted to exercise around the Imperial Palace and was thrilled to find this beautifully constructed path. It was being used at 6:30 AM by many runners and walkers, but it did not feel crowded at all. The signs are clear to have everyone go...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The imperial palace has the best view every to make u push ur self harder while doing your workout if u are a short distance runner ore a marathon runner so this location in Tokyo is for you it's clean and interesting to go and...More

Thank Ahmad A
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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Irfan C
12 April 2018|
Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a few. My wife and I topped off our water bottles a couple of times from the water fountains.