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Tokyo is home to the 6th and newest of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and 2024 will see the 17th anniversary of the event. With its blend of the old and new, Tokyo provides an incredible venue for one of the world’s greatest marathons. Make this bucket-list trip even more special by joining us on an unforgettable journey through the cultural heartland of Japan with our Kyoto and Hiroshima extension package.
Spend a long weekend in Tokyo, one of the largest, most eclectic and exciting cities in the world and run one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
Our sightseeing trip will be held on Thursday from 9am – 3pm (TBC), finishing at the expo. Exact locations TBC but are likely to include: the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street…
Make this bucket-list trip even more special by joining us on an unforgettable journey through the cultural heartland of Japan. Experience the remarkable resilience of Hiroshima and spiritual beauty of Kyoto with the support of our expert guides. FIND OUT MORE
The New Otani Hotel is in the ideal location to explore the sights of Tokyo and is close to the Marathon route. We offer a shuttle bus service to the Start and back from the Finish Line as part of your tour. The hotel is only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots - just a 5 minute subway ride to Ginza, the main shopping area, and a 10 minute ride to Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's two main stations.
Post Office & ATM
Free wireless and wired internet
400 year old Japanese garden.
Flat-screen TV that receives digital terrestrial broadcasting
Individual air-conditioning in each room
En-suite shower and toilet
Dual line telephones / Voicemail
Refrigerator / Mini bar
Japanese “YUKATA” robes / Bathrobes
The Keio Plaza Hotel is near the start of the Tokyo Marathon and is ideally located in the centre of Tokyo yet has the added advantage of having a lush, green backdrop; the imperial gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen and the forests of the Meiji Shrine. Just a few minutes walk form the JR Shinjuku Station, the hotel is served with excellent transport links. Located adjacent to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government complex, Keio Plaza Hotel is also close to the department stores, and other shopping choices that ring Shinjuku Station. Its convenient location is also five quick minutes from the Shinjuku Entrance of the Metropolitan Expressway.
Spa Facilities (additional charges)
Sun loungers or beach chairs
Free! WIFI is available in all areas and is free of charge.
ATM/cash machine on site
24-hour front desk
Daily maid service
Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
Laundry (Additional charge)
Welcome to Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, a nice option for travellers. Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free WIFI is offered to guests. The hotel features 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Takanawa. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available. If you like French restaurants, Prince Hotel Tokyo is conveniently located near Bistro Gyoran.
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WIFI)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Coffee / tea maker
Flat screen TV
Bath / shower
*Please note that the prices are per person based on a twin occupancy of a standard twin room. Premier grand rooms and extra nights are also available.
You will need to leave the UK on Tuesday 27th February 2024 to land Wednesday 28th February 2024 (start of our 5 night package). If flying from anywhere outside of the UK, please check flights schedules to determine your required departure date.
Arrive into Tokyo by your chosen airline (flights not included) and make your way to your hotel. Check in is not until 4pm at most hotels, therefore if you arrive prior to this time, the hotel concierge will be able to store your bags. If time permits, you may wish to head straight to the marathon expo to collect your race pack.
Finishing at the expo where clients will make their own way back to their chosen hotel.
Tokyo Marathon Expo 2024: Tokyo Marathon Expo 2024 is the largest Running trade show in Japan with an average of 60,000 visitors annually. In order to register for the Tokyo Marathon 2024 it is vital that you attend the expo before the race in order to pick up your race number. Race numbers will NOT be available on the day of the race. When picking up your number make sure to bring a valid photo ID and the confirmation of your entry, you cannot arrange for another person to pick up your number for you.
Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Halls
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo, Japan
If you have not yet been to the expo then you can head there today to register for the race and pick up your number. Otherwise this is a free day for you to enjoy Tokyo.
Today is the day of the Tokyo Marathon International Friendship Run 2024, open to runners and spectators. The distance is approx. 5km. If you wish to take part, please select this as an optional extra within the booking process. £35 per person.
If you are not taking part on the Tokyo Marathon International Friendship Run 2024, you have a free day to sightsee, or head to the marathon expo to collect your race pack if you have not done so already.
This is the day of the Tokyo Marathon 2024. An early breakfast will be available at your chosen hotel this morning with the time TBC within your travel itinerary.
09.05 – Wheelchair Start
09.10 – Marathon Start
16.10 – Finish
The start location is right outside the Keio Plaza and the starting corals are quite easy to get to from our hotel. You can hand in a personal bag at the start of the race and pick it up at the end from the Tokyo Hibiya Area at the end of the race. At the end of the marathon, you will be transferred back to your booked hotel by official buses (a coach pass/sticker or wristband will be given to you by our staff at the hotel). The rest of the day you are free to rest and celebrate.
There is a Tokyo Marathon Celebration After Run Party held this evening. The After Run Party takes place at the historic and beautiful Happo-En Mansion at 1-1-1 Shiroganadei, Minato-ku. The shuttle bus to the venue leaves the hotel at 18:30 and leaves Happo-En just after 21:30. Join runners and companions to enjoy Japanese food, Sake, live music and entertainment. Runners and spectators are welcome. Transfers are included. A special night to remember from your trip to Tokyo. It is in our opinion by far the best post-marathon party of any marathon in the world.
It’s time to finish your Tokyo adventure. Alternatively, if you wish to extend your trip to Japan, extra nights available on a request basis, subject to availability and cost. Please ensure you check out of the hotel in good time.
Extension package: Check out of the Tokyo hotel. More information about the extension package coming soon.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. More information about the extension package coming soon.
More information coming soon.
More information about the extension package coming soon.
£400 – non runner discount
£35 per person
Tokyo has two airports, Narita International Airport and more centrally located Haneda Airport. Narita Airport is located about 60 kilometres outside of Tokyo. Haneda Airport is located 29.8km outside of Tokyo.
It is recommended to take a bus/coach or train into central Tokyo from both airports as taxis can be expensive due to distance and traffic.
There are a variety of trains (Narita) and also Monorail (Haneda) to get into central Tokyo. The journey times and prices vary.
The Tokyo Marathon begins in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and from there takes you on a tour past various landmarks and Tokyo Station before finishing at the Imperial Palace. The marathon Start Time is 9.10 am on Sunday 3rd March 2024. Time limit is 7 hours, based on gun time, not chip time.
If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.
Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.
Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.
Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.
Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.
Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.
Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.
Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.
Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.
Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms
On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.
All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.
A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.
Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.
Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure
What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.
What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.
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