Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon, the only Abbott World Marathon Majors event in Asia, has attracted elite long-distance runners and tens of thousands of local participants since its inaugural race in 2007. It has become a major event in Japan, one of the largest marathons in the country, drawing participants from around the world and local residents. Additionally, there are also mens and womens wheelchair races.

Whether coming to run or to cheer on the runners, the atmosphere on site is highly charged.


Take the tram or subway to the station near the race venue to easily participate in the marathon event.

The starting point of the marathon is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, and the finish line is Tokyo Station. Along the way, runners will pass through major areas and tourist attractions such as Nihonbashi, Asakusa, Ginza, and Shinagawa.

The official Tokyo Marathon website also provides a route map.

One of the six major marathons in the world

The Tokyo Marathon is one of the six major events in the Abbott World Marathon Majors. These are championship-style races, and the Tokyo Marathon is the only World Marathon Majors event in Asia.

The number of participants in the Tokyo Marathon is limited to 38,000. In comparison to other major events, the New York City Marathon has over 50,000 participants, the Boston Marathon has around 30,000, the Chicago Marathon has around 45,000, the Berlin Marathon has around 45,000, and the London Marathon has around 40,000.

Every time registration opens, over 300,000 people apply to participate.