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Tokyo Marathon 2014

19 Feb 2014 to 24 Feb 2014
Tokyo Marathon 2014

Tokyo Marathon 2014

Full travel packages with flights, hotel and guaranteed entry for the 2014 Tokyo Marathon. This is the 6th and newest Marathon Major! Hotel and entry packages also available. Please note – as of December 10th, entries have closed.

Information for the 2015 Tokyo Marathon will be coming soon! Please sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Below are details from the 2014 Tokyo Marathon.

 

Sports Tours International is excited at the new edition to the World Marathon Majors, the Tokyo Marathon. Sports Tours International take you to all the World Marathon Majors. The 6 Marathon Majors are (in date order): Tokyo Marathon, The Boston MarathonLondon Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

Over 35,000 runners are expected to take part in the Tokyo Marathon 2014. It's one of the hardest marathons in the World to gain entry to, so you'll be glad we have guaranteed Tokyo Marathon entries.

The course of the Tokyo Marathon 2014 symbolizes the past, present and the future of Tokyo, and during the unforgettable 26.2 mile journey you will have the chance to thoroughly enjoy this legendary city's legacy!

The Tokyo Marathon 2014 starts in front of the impressive Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and passes through numerous famous sightseeing spots, such as the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower and the World's largest fish market, to finish at Tokyo Big Sight Convention Centre. There's a time limit of 6 hours 40 minutes and you must be 19 years of age or over. A 10km road race is also held on the same day (time limit of 1.5 hours).

Key Summary

Event EXPO and registration: 

Our Tokyo Marathon 2014 Official Tour Package

The Keio Plaza Hotel**** is near the start of the Tokyo Marathon 2014 and is ideally located in the centre of bustling 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, electronics 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.

We are working with a local Japanese Agency for on the ground arrangements of this tour. There will also be a Sports Tours International representative accompanying you.

Please note, early booking is recommended as our Guaranteed Entry places are only available for a short period of time, with a latest closing date of December 5th - however entries will close early if the international limit is reached.

Typical itinerary for the Tokyo Marathon 2014 based on 4 nights

-0ther durations available on request/ with a supplement).

Day 1 - Wednesday 19th February - If you are booked on a flight inclusive package with us for Tokyo, you will leave London Heathrow on your Virgin Atlantic flight to Tokyo Narita Airport. This is an overnight flight and arrives into Tokyo approx 9am. Flight upgrades to premium economy and upper class available at a supplement on request.

Day 2 - Thursday 20th February - Arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport at approx 9am and transfer by coach to the stunning Keio Plaza Hotel located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo.   If you are using our hotel only package, we will see you at the hotel.  This afternoon is available for sightseeing.

Day 3 - Friday 21st - After breakfast you can head across town to the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2014 and registration area at 'Tokyo Big Sight'. Your rep will accompany you (transport is at your own expense). Please have a look here how to get from the Keio Plaza to the location of the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2014, finish and race registration which is called 'Big Sight'. Directions to Big Sight

Today is a free day for sightseeing and the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2014 is open from 10am - 7.30pm in order to register for the marathon and collect your race bib.

Today you can take part in 2 optional excursions: Tokyo Morning and Tokyo Grand Tour Full day (details of both Tours are coming soon).

Day 4 - Saturday 22nd - Free day for sightseeing and the Tokyo Marathon Expo is open from 10am - 7.30pm in order to register for the marathon and collect your race bib.

Also today is the 'International Friendship Run 2014 (included in your race entry). Please note that transport to and from this event is not included but your rep will accompany you to the event start. The International Friendship Run 2014 is going to be held near the Tokyo Big Sight. Details are yet to be confirmed and will be updated on the official website once available.

Day 5 - Sunday 23rd - Tokyo Marathon 2014 - Your Sports Tours International rep will accompany you to the start area of the Tokyo Marathon 2014. The start is within walking distance from our hotel. An early breakfast is available from 05:45 at the hotel on Marathon morning.

Day 6 - Monday 24th - Transfer to Tokyo Narita International Airport for your international flight back to London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic.  Flight upgrades to premium economy and upper class available at a supplement on request.  If you are using our hotel only package, you will check out this morning, unless you have opted for additional nights.

1 day trip to Mount Fuji by coach with an English speaking guide.

Learn fascinating facts about Mt Fuji at the Fuji Visitors Centre, ascend Mount Fuji to the 5th Station (subject to weather conditions), cruise on Lake Ashi, ride to the top of Mount Komagatake by aerial cableway, taking in the breathtaking surrounding views. Complete this amazing day with a thilling ride on the world famous Bullet Train, SHINKANSEN, from Odawara Station back to Tokyo Station. Japanese style lunch is also included in the rate, £tba Per Person.

Included in the travel package are:

  • 4 nights on bed and breakfast accommodation at the Keio Plaza
  • Airport transfers 
  • Return transfer from the Marathon finish area.
  • The option to purchase a guaranteed entry to the Tokyo Marathon
  • The service of our Sports Tours International running rep
  • Return flights (if purchased as part of our flight inclusive package)

Not included in the travel package are:

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel within Tokyo other than what is mentioned above)
  • Any meals not included in the above
  • Entry into the race (available at a supplement)
  • Non-marathon runners will have to purchase an entry into the International Friendship Run if they wish to participate.

Prices:

6 days/5 nights Flight inclusive package departing, with 4 nights hotel - £1579 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room.  Double rooms on request.   Single room £1899 for nights.

Extra nights are available on request.

4 nights Hotel only package - £979 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room.  Double rooms on request. Single room £1299 for nights.

5 nights Hotel only package - £1119 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room.  Double rooms on request. Single room £1519 for nights.

6 nights Hotel only package - £1249 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room.  Double rooms on request. Single room £1739 for nights.

Extra nights are available on request.

Deposit £200.00 Per Person plus race entry fee of £90.00

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TOKYO MARATHON 2014 PACKAGE

Click on the green button at the top of the page. A non-refundable deposit of £200 and the race entry fee is payable at the time of booking.  

We have made certain duration of trips and arrival days available for booking online on our website. However, should you require something different, please let us know by calling +44 161 703 8161.

 

Important Information

Foreign Office Advice- Currently the UK Foreign Office says that travel to Japan is generally safe, but advises against all travel to the Fukashima area. For more information, please click on the following link. FCO website regarding Japan.

UK visitors entry requirements - UK passport holders can enter Japan with a valid passport and a return air ticket. However advice can change from time to time, so we recommend you check for the latest UK Government advice

Travel Insurance - We strongly recommend you have travel insurance

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