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Tokyo Marathon

2-8-1 Nishishinjuku | Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku 163-8001, Tokyo Prefecture
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The best Marathon!

It certainly is one of the best! I enjoyed my run from start to finish and wanting more after. The... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Discover-EM
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
Well organized

Easily my favorite marathon I've run. Well organized! The crowds were simply amazing also. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Jason A
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 the distance. Whether visiting as a spectator or a runner, fanfare around the event is high, with onlookers in the thousands cheering on racers as they take on 26 miles of open road in under seven hours.
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2-8-1 Nishishinjuku | Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku 163-8001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 April 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

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Reviewed 13 March 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

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Reviewed 4 March 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

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Reviewed 2 March 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

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Reviewed 1 March 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

Thank MGreenCPH
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Reviewed 27 March 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

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Japanese knows how to organize a very good event. Have never heard or seen a much better organized run than the Tokyo Marathon. The crowds are amazing. From 0km till 42km, not a single inch is without a spectator cheering for you, waving, giving...More

3  Thank Stevo M
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Very clen and wellorganized run. Fun to see and enjoy while running... cool opportunity to discover the city

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

After running quite a few marathons so far, this would be one I would run again for sure! This is the best organized I've ever seen, and it's in the most hospitable capital I've visited. out of the 6 marathon majors, put this at the...More

3  Thank Cristian A
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

If you are ever lucky enough to be selected to run this marathon, you will not be disappointed. We stayed at Keio Plaza and for the 2-3 days before the run, the atmosphere was fantastic as a lot of runners stayed here, from the top...More

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
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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
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Response from Gun45 | Reviewed this property |
One more thing, Keio Plaza had an information desk set up to answer any questions and to give you direction to Big Sight for the expo. Also, all the top runners stayed here to, so keep an eye out for them. The 2012 olmpic... More
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