The Mt. Fugi International Marathon is a great way to meet with other running enthusiasts from around the globe. It is a flat and fast course, but don't discount the beauty and awe of it as well. The Mt. Fugi International Marathon is run in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan in November when the weather is tepid and perfect for running a marathon.
For women only, the Nagoya Women's Marathon is a great way to get in touch with your feminine, yet competitive, side. Run alongside over 15,000 participants from around the world. It is a course that is designed for beginner to seasoned athlete and everyone in between. So it is a great first marathon event for those who might be slightly intimidated.
Or, for the traveler who wants to see the sites of Tokyo, the Tokyo Marathon races around all the major attractions of this amazing city. Held in March, the weather is ideal and so are the massive crowds that align the city to cheer on the race participants. What better way is there to see Tokyo than on foot?
Running in Japan is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Its culture is as unique as its many marathon courses. And there is no shortage of locals to inspire you to make it over the finish line. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your race today, register and start training!
The official currency of Japan is the Japanese yen.
To travel to Japan, you must have a valid passport and a return ticket. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 90 days post-entry.
Although there are no required vaccinations to enter Japan, it is recommended that some shots be up-to-date. Make an appointment well in advance to speak to your physician!
The best times to visit Japan are late spring to late autumn.
To rent a car in Japan, you will need a Japanese driver's license or an International Driving Permit. You also must be a minimum of 18 years old..
Osaka Marathon, Reviewed 21 February, 2019
A really fantastic marathon with terrific crowd support and well-provisioned aid stations. The route’s mostly flat with no serious undulations - at least for such a big city as Osaka.
23 November, 2018
Osaka Marathon, Reviewed 10 December, 2018
Osaka Marathon was excellent. Incredibly well organised and crowds of people cheering us on throughout. Make sure you save some gas for the hill at 37K because it's brutal. I will definitely run this ...
23 November, 2018
Mt. Fuji International Marathon, Reviewed 04 July, 2018
This was my first marathon ever! I was so happy to run it. The view was breathtaking. During the run, everyone stopped to take a photo of themselves with Mt. Fuji in the background. The weather was pe...
25 November, 2017