The marathon course at the Osaka Marathon 2019 is different from the previous years. The start and finish areas are around the same area - the Osaka Castle Park. The start is in front of the Osaka Prefectural Government Office, and it will run through the city, passing by the Osaka City Central Public Hall, and then moving along the primary main street in central Osaka - Midosuji Street (Shinsaibashisuji). Thereafter, the runners will pass by the Koycera Dome Osaka - a unique landmark and stadium which is often used for sports events and concerts. After the halfway mark, the runners will go pass the National Bunraku Theatre, and the Shitennoji Temple - which is the oldest official temple in Japan founded in the year 593 by the Prince Shotoku Taishi, and finally finishing at the Osaka Castle Park, around Gokurakubashi-Bridge.
The course is undulating and rolling during the first half of the course, with some parts generally flat. As it moves into the 2nd half, there will be steep climbs and descents, and eventually a final climb to the finish area at the Osaka Castle Park.
Morning arrival in Osaka, take the airport shuttle service to hotel
Early check-in on request/as available or baggage drop
Walk and explore the hotel’s surrounding area, eat out for lunch, or head out for an easy jog around the city to refresh your blood circulation after the flight
Visit the Osaka Marathon EXPO 2019 (@Intex Osaka) on Friday for the collection of race pack
Optional morning run around the Osaka Castle Park, and get to meet other runners from Japan and around the world
Rest of the day free & easy or take the train to the Osaka Marathon EXPO 2019 for last-minute race pack collections
Meet up with the group/peers for lunch and/or dinner at the hotel or at any restaurants in central Osaka
Morning race start in front of the Osaka Prefectural Government Building (next to the Osaka Castle Park)
Enjoy a terrific marathon while we cross our fingers for a race of your lifetime
After crossing the finish line, take the metro back to the hotel
Have a post-race dinner together with friends and runners at a restaurant nearby or at Midosuji Street
Early breakfast, take a walk around the city and get ready for checkout by 10am
Prices of tour packages are listed in Sin$/per person
Below are a list of items that are included and excluded in the tour package:
6 Days 5 Nights
Runner @ $ 1,340
Non-runner/Companion @ $ 1,140
Runner @ $ 1,506
5 Days 4 Nights
Runner @ $ 1,188
Non-runner/Companion @ $ 988
Runner @ $ 1,322
4 Days 3 Nights
Runner @ $ 1,035
Non-runner/Companion @ $ 835
Runner @ $ 1,138
Don’t find any packages that are suitable to you? Customize them!
The minimum number of nights is 3 nights, but for longer stays beyond 5 nights, do contact us for advice.
Please email us directly for customized packages & the registration form.