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If you’re here to read about sports and fitness in Japan, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a broad variety of articles across three categories: event news, good to know information, and experiencing sports around Japan.

Seeking information about races? Our race reports are written by athletes, for athletes. Itching for advice about sports activities and facilities? Want to learn about experiencing the best of Japan through fitness? It’s all here. 

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Tokyo Marathon: By the Numbers

by John & Faith

What all goes into making an international race like the Tokyo Marathon happen? We break down the numbers behind Japan’s biggest road race.  Go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to execute the Tokyo Marathon each year. 

See the sheer numbers required to put on one of the biggest events in the world!


Four Great Park Runs in West Tokyo: Have You Been?

By Alain

When you think of Tokyo, beautiful and lush parks might not be the first thing that comes to mind.  But as Alain of Tama Trailrunners will show you, there is more to Tokyo than first meets the eye. 

Read about four amazing park runs in west Tokyo that will have you seeing the greener side of this bustling city.

runners during Mt. Fuji Summit race

The Best Trail Races in Japan: Up to 42KM

By Tom

With hundreds, if not thousands of trail races around Japan, how do you choose which one to try next? Representing Tokyo Trail Running Club, Tom has participated in his fair share of races since coming to Japan in 2015. 

Read Tom’s list of the most interesting and unique trail races in Japan – up to 42KM. 

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Tokyo Marathon 2020 - What You Want To Know

By John & Faith

Were you one of the lucky few to win a coveted spot to the 2020 Tokyo Marathon? Just want to learn more about one of Japan’s biggest running events and Asia’s only World Marathon Major race?

From race packet collection and the 2020 expo to what to expect on race day, read on for everything you need to know as you prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Marathon!

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