The Tokyo Marathon
“Running the city, you can feel the mixture of technology and the history of Tokyo at the same time,” says Mac, noting you’ll take in famous monuments from the Tokyo skytree to the Tokyo tower to the Imperial Palace. “By running you can discover the regular life of Tokyoites.” On race day, it’s a like a big party in Tokyo, says Mac. “One of the unique things in the Tokyo marathon is costumed runners. As you can see in Japanese Halloween, the Japanese love wearing costume.” Check out the costumed runners here.
Run Mac’s Route
“As I live in Asakusa, I like to run along the Sumida river. It offers you a beautiful view of the river and Tokyo Skytree. One round trip is about 5 miles.” Check out Mac’s run on MapMyRun!
Race Day Advice
“Get used to the crowd. You will be packed in like sardines at the starting point.”
The Best Post-Race Restaurant
“Any good Yakitori (Grilled Chicken) restaurant. For a second round of celebratory Japanese beers, don’t miss Gen Yamamoto, a bar in Azabu area. It offers a cocktail tasting menu which is created from carefully selected and seasonal local fresh produce and fine liquors.”
1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tower (Starting point) / Great view from the observation deck
2. Ginza area (half point) / Ginza is like 5th avenue in Manhattan. Good for shopping.
3. Asakusa (around 27km) / Traditional downtown with great food and temple
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