Marathon races in Japan

Racing in Japan

Welcome to the home of endurance running. For those who want beautiful countryside but aren’t afraid to sweat (more than average), Japan offers marathon runners a uniqueness not found anywhere else on earth. Make your way around the city at the Tokyo Marathon, taking in the touristy sites, or run from the Pacific Ocean to the Japan Sea at the Sakura Michi Nature Run. Japan, known for their well organized and very efficient marathons, they have something for beginner to advanced athlete. One of the more restricted marathon running arenas, many marathons are just for locals, or for those who have qualifying times. From the Fuji Mountain Race, which runs to the summit of Volcanic Peaks, to the Mount Intake Sky Race, there is no shortage of runner highs. Unlike anywhere on earth, Japan has some of the most uncommon courses.

Quick facts


Region: Asia
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127 Million

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