Tokyo Marathon 2021

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The marathon course at the Tokyo Marathon 2021 symbolises the past, present and the future of Tokyo. The race starts in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and ends at the Tokyo Station. The city race covers the different districts of Tokyo – Shinjuku, Iidabashi, Kanda, Nihonbashi, Asakusa Kaminari-mon, Ryogoku, Monzen-nakacho, Ginza, Takanawa, Hibiya and Gyoko-dori. We will catch a glimpse of the Tokyo Tower, see the packed crowd of supporters in front of Tokyo’s oldest temple, Senso-ji, in Asakusa, and feel the positive energy of the volunteers & supporters throughout the whole marathon route. This new race course is generally flat and fast, and the marathon will finish next to the Imperial Palace. At the 2017 edition, Wilson Kipsang came close to the record, falling short of a minute; but we think this course will see many runners setting personal best times, and possibly a world record set on this course. 

It is indeed the biggest race in Asia, one of the best-organized events in the world, and worthy of its status as one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. It will be held on Sunday 17th October 2021. 

The Tokyo Marathon Foundation has officially announced that the 2021 Tokyo Marathon will be held for domestic runners only, and runners from overseas will not be able to participate in this event.

Due to this latest news, it is with regret that Athletes' Journey will not be organising the tour to Tokyo for the marathon in 2021. 

However, we will be back in Tokyo for the 2022 edition which will be held on Sunday 6th March 2022. 



Morning arrival in Tokyo, take the airport shuttle service to hotel
Early check-in as available or baggage drop
Walk and explore the hotel’s surrounding area, eat out for lunch, or head out for an easy jog in Yoyogi Park to refresh your blood circulation after the overnight flight
Visit the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2021 (venue to be advised) today for race pack collection (Thursday and/or Friday)
For runners who have arrived earlier on the 6D5N package, we will do a morning run before breakfast, and the rest of the day free


Join us at the Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2021, and get to meet runners from around the world
Rest of the day free & easy or take the train to the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2021 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 Shinjuku

SUNDAY 17 OCT 2021

Morning race start at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (just a street away from Keio Plaza)
Enjoy a terrific marathon while we cross our fingers for a race of your lifetime
After crossing the finish line, take the free shuttle service back to the hotel (The land arrangements are operated by KNT)
After Run Party at Happo-En and/or replenishing your energy in one of the nearby restaurants while sharing first hand your experience and excitement with your partners and running peers

MONDAY 18 OCT 2021

Early breakfast, take a walk around Shinjuku and get ready for checkout by 12pm

Tour Packages


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:


  • Guaranteed race entry (runners only) for the Tokyo Marathon 2021
  • Accommodation at the Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)
  • Hotel taxes & wifi
  • Transport back to the hotel from the finish area (Operated by KNT)
  • Event tee (runners only)
  • After Run Party at Happo-En (exclusive to runners of the official ITPs)
  • Training and racing tips
  • On site hosts to guide you on all marathon matters
  • International airfares & taxes to Tokyo
  • Airport Transfer/Shuttle service to hotel
  • Visa for Japan
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2021 (optional event)
  • Limited edition 2021 jacket only available through the official ITPs (optional)
  • Daily meals (except for breakfast at the hotel)
  • Personal items such as laundry, souvenirs and sightseeing




6 Days 5 Nights


  • Twin Share

    Runner @ $ 4,010 (Standard) $ 4,780 (Premier Grand)

    Non-runner/Companion @ $ 2,440 (Standard) $ 3,220 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

  • Single Room

    Runner @ $ 5,300 (Standard) $ 6,600 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

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5 Days 4 Nights


  • Twin Share

    Runner @ $ 3,770 (Standard) $ 4,430 (Premier Grand)

    Non-runner/Companion @ $ 2,220 (Standard) $ 2,880 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

  • Single Room

    Runner @ $ 4,890 (Standard) $ 5,990 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

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4 Days 3 Nights


  • Twin Share

    Runner @ $ 3,530 (Standard) $ 4,080 (Premier Grand)

    Non-runner/Companion @ $ 1,990 (Standard) $ 2,550 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

  • Single Room

    Runner @ $ 4,480 (Standard) $ 5,380 (Premier Grand)

    Keio Plaza Hotel (with breakfast)

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2021 tour is cancelled


Thank you very much for choosing to travel with us to the Tokyo Marathon.

We regret to inform you that we have cancelled our tour to Tokyo in 2021.

The Tokyo Marathon Foundation has officially announced that the 2021 event will be held for domestic runners only, and will not be open to runners from overseas.

If you are interested to run the Tokyo Marathon in 2022, drop us a line at the link below, and we will keep you posted when our tour packages are ready for sale.


Thank you.


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