• START/FINISH: Tokyo, Japan

  • DURATION

    5 days / 4 nights

  • TOUR TYPE
    Package tour
  • TRANSPORTATION

    Shared-coach transfers on the race day

  • PRICE(Per Person)
    $3,830 AUD (runner)
    $2,760 AUD (supporter)

Overview

Guaranteed race entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2023! (Runners only)

The Tokyo Marathon, one of Abbott World Marathon Majors, is a dream-come-true event for all runners – racing through the heart of metropolitan Tokyo with thousands of other runners is an exhilarating experience! It is notoriously difficult to get an entry in the Tokyo Marathon, and we often hear of runners who applied but were unfortunately not selected. But don’t worry – Kintetsu has secured a few entries exclusively for participants in this tour!

The tour itinerary is designed to accommodate the needs of the runners, while also giving you time to explore Tokyo during your free time and participate in optional activities. Of course, you can choose to have someone join you on the tour (perhaps your main cheerleader!).

Fantastic city, warm people, amazing experience. Don’t miss this chance to see Tokyo in a way you never have before!

*Please note that all details on this tour page are based on the Tokyo Marathon 2021 schedule and may be subject to change.

  • 100% guaranteed race entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2023. (Runners only)
  • Package tour (As registrations are limited, we will stop taking bookings as soon as we reach capacity).
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower).
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Bus transfers between hotel and the race start/finish area on the race day.
  • Sighseeing tour and Japanese cultural experience options available.
  • Original jacket with the 2023 design and the official logo is also available to purchase. (Runners only)
Tokyo Marathon 2023

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Highlights


Itinerary

DAY 1: 2 March, 2023

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan

  • Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan!

Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda airport, please make your own way to the hotel. Your accommodation, Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a two-minute walk from Shinagawa Station. From Haneda Airport, it takes about 45 minutes by bus. From Narita Airport, it’s about 1.5 hours by train.

DAY 2: 3 March, 2023

Registration for Tokyo Marathon Expo 2023

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)

Registration and the packet pick-up takes place at Tokyo Big Sight (tentative) – about 40 minutes by train from Shinagawa. Runners must register in person and take a PCR test. After the registration, you will receive a bib, a timing chip, and a Tokyo Marathon “Signature T-shirt”. The number on the bib will tell you where your start area is!

*PCR test fee and t-shirt are included in the registration fee. The registration requirements are subject to change hereafter.
*Transfers to the registration not included.


After the registration, make sure you stop by Japan’s largest running trade show, the Tokyo Marathon Expo, which will also be held at Tokyo Big Sight.

*Tokyo Marathon EXPO: 10:00 – 21:00 / tentative
*Pre-registration is required for non-runners to enter the EXPO. Runners can enter the EXPO after the packet pick-up without visitor entry registration.


Once you have registered, relax and take it easy. Looking for carb loading? No worries! There are many options, from ramen, curry rice to donburi and more!

If you would like to go sightseeing or experience Japanese culture in Tokyo or the surrounding area, please let us know and we can help you have a great time.

*Sightseeing tours and cultural experiences are available upon request. Please put your request in the enquiry form.

DAY 3: 4 March, 2023

Free at leisure, explore Tokyo

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)

Relax, kick back and enjoy Tokyo before the big day. Tokyo offers plenty of fun things to do.

If you have not registered for the marathon yet, you can register today.
(Please be careful with the registration opening-hours.)


The Friendship Run Event is also scheduled on this day. This is a fun run event where runners from overseas can interact with Japanese runners and volunteers, as well as experience traditional Japanese cultures.

*Friendship Run Event(optional): 9:00 – 12:00 / tentative
*Special discounts for the Friendship Run Event are available. Please put your request in the enquiry form if you’d like to participate.

©TOKYO MARATHON FOUNDATION
DAY 4: 5 March, 2023

Tokyo Marathon 2023 Race Day

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)

The main event, at last! Enjoy the day to the fullest with your fellow runners, the spectators, all the staff and volunteers!

Here are some suggestions to help you stay encouraged and focused when you’re struggling to finish a race.
– Enjoy the scenery while you run.
– Respond to cheers from the crowd.
– Picture yourself at the finish line, with Tokyo Station in the background!

Ganbatte, good luck!

*Race day transfers included:
– One way transfer from the hotel to the start area.
– One way transfer from the finish area to the hotel. *Service hours: 13:00 to 17:00 (tentative)


Celebrate your accomplishment at the After Run Party with runners from all over the world! Enjoy tasty Japanese food and drinks with lively music and entertainment.
“TOKYO MARATHON 2019 AFTER RUN PARTY”

*After Run Party Event (optional): 18:00 – 21:00 / tentative
*Please put your request in the enquiry form if you’d like to participate.

DAY 5: 6 March, 2023

Time to unwind and relax after the big day!

  • Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure until departure. After all your hard work and training, it’s time to indulge in Tokyo’s culinary delights!

After a good rest, please make your own way to the airport.


Accommodation

© Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Tokyo

Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)

Twin Room – 21sqm, 2 x single beds

The hotel is located just two minutes from Shinagawa Station and offers a variety of entertainment options for guests. The complex features entertainment facilities such as a diverse range of restaurants, bars, an aquarium, a movie theatre, and a bowling centre. Easily accessible from Haneda airport by train or limousine bus.
Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 11:00

Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Meals: daily breakfast
  • Guaranteed race entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2023 (Runners only)
  • Transportation: bus transfers between the hotel and the race start/finish area on the race day

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Transfers outside the tour itinerary
  • Hotel incidental charges
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, shopping
  • Drinks during meals.
  • Meals outside the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to places of personal interests or other attractions not detailed in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa not included if required (note: Visa to enter Japan is not required for Australian citizens for trips less than 90 days)

Dates & Prices

For 2023 departure

Start Date – End Date

Thu, 2 March – Mon, 6 March

(TOUR CODE: HAE02033S)

Accommodation

Twin-Share Base

Price per person

A$3,830 (runner)
A$2,760 (supporter)

(Standard Price)

Availability

Very limited

*Single supplement available for an extra $1,160 AUD.

*Options available:
– FSR (Friendship Run Event) : $60 per runner
– Original Jacket: $130 (runner only)
– After Run Party: $180 per person
Please put your requests in the enquiry form if you’d like to add those options.

*As registrations are limited, we will stop taking bookings as soon as we reach capacity.

*This tour is for travellers aged 19 years old and up. All runners must be at least 19 years of age on race day.

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Important Information

  • Fitness level for runners: An advanced fitness level is required to participate in the Tokyo Marathon 2023.
    Fitness level for non-runners: A moderate fitness level is required for leisurely-paced activities.
  • The tour participants are not permitted to use the official logo of Tokyo Marathon 2023 for any purposes.
  • We highly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover yourself for any unforeseen event.
  • Please kindly note that, due to COVID-19, the schedule is subject to change.
  • Please kindly note that final tour arrangements are subject to change in line with the Japanese government’s guidelines for accepting overseas tourists. In this case, additional costs such as tour escort fees will be incurred.
  • Travel restrictions are constantly changing. Please check the latest travel advice before you book and before you travel.

Terms & Conditions

Tokyo Marathon 2023 Package Terms & Conditions
  • All runners MUST be at least 19 years of age on race day.
  • Once the entry list is submitted, any changes are NOT acceptable For example: Name, Nationality, DOB, and Gender.
  • Submitted runner’s information will be directly copied to the runner’s certificate as well as other related documents.
  • The Name and Nationality should match the information on the runner’s passport. If the Name and/or Nationality are incorrect, runners lose their eligibility to participate in the race.
  • Runners must report its best record of full marathon and estimated finish time. In previous years, some participants mistakenly put in the half marathon’s time so please be careful.
  • Runners MUST register the e-mail and home address of the runner, not the agency’s contact details.

Tokyo Marathon 2023 Package Payment Terms
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable Initial Deposit $1,000 per runner and $600 per supporter at time of booking
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable Second Deposit $1,500 per runner and $900 per supporter by 7 September, 2022
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable Final Balance by 7 December, 2022
  • Regardless of cancellation, there is no refund of such payment provided, even in the case where a participant is quarantined due to infectious diseases after entering Japan. However, that, if the event is cancelled due to force majeure and the full or partial participation fee and other travel products will be refunded by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation or other providers, KIE will also refund such payment.

Why book Japan tours with us?

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About Kintetsu

In Australia

Kintetsu International Express (Oceania) is an ATAS accredited travel agent in Australia, a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. In Australia, we specialise in arranging Corporate and Group Travel for businesses, schools, religious groups and cultural organisations. We have Travel Centres in Sydney and Melbourne serving our Australian customers and offices in Cairns, Gold Coast and Auckland handling Japanese inbound tours. We are also an authorised travel agent to sell Japan Rail Pass and Kintetsu Rail Pass in Australia

In Japan and Worldwide

Kintetsu International belongs to the travel arm of the Kintetsu Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate which operates a major Japanese rail system, bus & freight forwarding companies, department stores, restaurants & hotel chains. We have more than 150 offices in Japan and more than 40 overseas offices worldwide. Utilising our global network, we guide our customers to every location around the globe with quality and dependable services.