Best Places to Run In Tokyo
Due to overeating, jet lag or unusual time frame of activities, we sometimes fell sick during a trip. “Sightseeing run,” jogging around sightseeing spots, is a great idea that let you enjoy the city views, as well as stay being in good condition. Here, we introduce selected running courses and convenient running stations near by in Tokyo.
Run around one of the best sightseeing spots in Japan!
“Kokyo Gaien National Garden (Imperial Palace)” (Chiyoda-ku)
Here is a mecca for runners in Tokyo! It’s about 5 km in circumference, and easy to not only run on but also measure time with no signals along the course. This course offers you unlike other cities’ views including important cultural properties such as Kokyo Gaien (Imperial Palace), Houses of Parliament and Sakuradamon.
It is also characterized by a number of convenient running stations where you can change clothes, take shower and keep luggage in the neighborhood. "adidas RUNBASE" is a runners-only facility, located 3 minutes on foot to the Imperial Palace. In addition to support by professional staff, it is equipped with lockers, shower rooms and so on.
●Kokyo Gaien National Garden (Imperial Palace)
●1-1, Kokyo gaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
●Hirakawacho Mori Tower 1F, 2-16-1, Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Running together with the sea breeze! “Odaiba Running Course” (Minato-ku)
“Odaiba Running Course” is a popular spot where runners can enjoy running while looking at stunning views of Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge. There are 5km, 7km, and straight 300m courses starting from Odaiba Kaihin Park, and distance-marks are placed on the course.
In cooperation with a hotel in the district, runners are welcomed to use showers and lockers at a sports facility and spa in the hotel. “Grand Blue” at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is a runners-support facility where offers you a luxurious time along with shower and dresser use. The running course is comparably flat and easy. You can enjoy a unique running experience with not only the sea breeze but also luxurious time at the hotel spa.
●Odaiba Running Course
●Minato-ku Odaiba Kaihin Park, etc.
●GRAND NIKKO TOKYO DAIBA
●Atrium 4F, 2-6-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
*Grand Blue is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Run around the park in the heart of Tokyo! Yoyogi Park (Shibuya-ku)
Yoyogi Park is located next to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and within 10 minutes walk from Harajuku, Meiji Jingu, Shibuya and Yoyogi Koen stations.
There is an athletic field on the premises, and it sometimes opens to the public for free. In addition, approximately 1.2 km, 1.9 km and 2.4 km courses are set in the park, so you can choose the most suitable course to your level. It is also convenient that you can start at anywhere you wish, as they are circular courses. In the center of the park, there are a fountain pond and other landmarks where can be used as a starting point, a place for stretching or rest. A course map is also available at the park management office.
Besides these courses, you can run freely inside the park along with nature. Also many facilities such as kiosks, toilets and vending machines make your run more convenient and comfortable. We even recommend you to visit Meiji Jingu Shrine after the run.
●2 chome, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
*The above information was last updated on February 2, 2017. For further details, please contact the facilities directly.
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