Where to Stay for Tokyo Marathon ?
In Japan, they have top-notch hotels that can cater to the accommodation and stay for the marathon tourists. You can choose from a range of hotels depending on your taste, preference, budget, and class. They are many hotels in the city but there 5 worthy hotels you should definitely check out if you are planning to attend the 2020 Japan Marathon.
The hotel is located close to the Shinjuku train station which is a 10-minute walk to the starting point of the Tokyo Race. Visitors who book with this hotel have over 20 dining options that they can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. The hotel has a 5-star rating so you can expect the best hospitality to be top-notch.
A hotel that will suit your need for a comfortable stay in Shinjuku. The staffs at this hotel are always eager to help their guests. Gracery Hotel is a fabulous hotel with a 4-star rating.
The hotel is located in the kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku. Granbell hotel has the aesthetic stunning look when you view it from the outside. The 4-star hotel has unique design features that are pleasing to look at. The ambiance comfort-oriented and guests that book here will have a relaxing therapeutic stay.
When it comes to proximity to important landmarks in Shinjuku Japan, you can’t beat the Tokyo Stay Hotel. The hotel caters for both smokers and non-smokers by giving different rooms for each party. All rooms are air-conditioned to provide good ambiance for all their visitors. You can walk to the major attractions like Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo National Museum. This hotel is a 3 star which is good enough if you are attending the Tokyo Marathon.
This is a 3-star hotel that is located near Omoide Yokocho. The hotel offers daily accommodation housekeeping for the guest rooms, keeping the rooms clean round the clock. From the hotel, you will take approximately 18 minutes to walk to the Tokyo Metropolitan building where the marathon starts.
Where does the Tokyo Marathon start ?
The Tokyo Marathon in 2020 will start at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building which is located in right above Tocho-mae station. The Building is also a 10-minute walk to JR Shinjuku Station.
Accessing the Building which is quite famous in the area shouldn’t take your time. It is better to use your Google maps and find your way to the Metropolitan building. The course will progress drops in elevation for the first 5km. The course is definitely a scenic with the city’s aesthetics.
Where does the Tokyo Marathon finish ?
The weather of the day is expected to be between 35 and 50 Fahrenheit which is good enough conditions to complete the race in downtown Tokyo near the Tokyo station. Those participants who are planning to run the full course should be aware that the time limit to finish the race is 7 hours. This time is decided from the gun time and not net time.
About The Tokyo Marathon – March 01st, 2020
The event has been held every year from February 2007. Before 2007 Japan actually had two marathons. The Tokyo International Marathon and Tokyo – New York Friendship International Marathon.
The marathon invites athletes and the rest apply to be part of the marathon by being registered with JAAF and satisfy the requirements of the race.
The race is going to take place on March 1st, 2020 and the time is 9.10 AM. The participants of the Tokyo Marathon have to pick their bib and packet one day before the marathon. The pick-up will be at the Tokyo Marathon Expo.
The race will begin at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Participants of the marathon should arrive at the start location early wearing their bibs. If you book a hotel with close proximity to the Government building you can walk or use the transport that your hotel offers.
You can find the building easily if you are at Shinjuku station which is approximately 10 minutes away from the Metropolitan Building. The race should be completed within 7 hours. The finish line of the Marathon is going to be close to the Tokyo station.