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In Japan, they work hard, so when they have leisure time, they want to enjoy it as much as possible. Their approach to sport is much different then in the West; we like to go and vent our frustrations at the referee, taunt the opposing team, and above all, see our team win!

The Japanese, however, take a different approach. They want to forget their worries, forget their jobs, and have some fun! Which is why, taking in a game or match whilst you are in Japan is an unforgettable (and very different) experience.

Picture this: It's the beginning of the match. The away team comes onto the field. Do the home team hiss? Boo? No! With the encouragement of their mascot, they help the away fans sing their anthem! As they say, only in JapanÖ

From being ringside at a Sumo tournament, sitting with the cheer squad at a football match or watching the cars go round and round at the F1, there really is something for everyone.

However, watching sport in Japan is not just a sporting experience. It is a rare opportunity to see the Japanese letting their collective hair down. Itís also a great opportunity to meet people and have a cracking time. Donít know the rules? Donít worry; youíre not the only one! When everyone stands, you stand. When everyone cheers, you cheer. Got it? Easy! Game on!

The most popular sport in Japan by far is baseball. Introduced by the Americans in the early 20th ecntury and taken to heart by the Japanese almost immediately, hundreds of thousands attend games on a daily basis. Japanese fans are like no others and tickets to the big game are certainly a great addition to any trip.

Sumo is the traditional sport of Japan and if this is a must for you we can offer tickets to the six annual tournaments or the chance to visit a stable for early morning traning.

For all the details on the full range of sporting experiences on offer from InsideJapan Tours, choose from the options below. And if you don't see what you are looking for here, please drop us a line to ask.

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Tokyo Marathon

Overview

The Tokyo Marathon has only been running since 2007 but we have already had our staff member Harry Sargant (see main pic above) take part and check out the course!

The race takes place in 2013 on Sunday February 24th. The course starts out from the Shinjuku government buildings and takes in historic Asakusa, the Bayside Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and the Meiji shrine en-route.

There is also a 10km race on the same day if you wish to take a slightly easier option!

There are some 30,000 places up for grabs and participation is on a lottery basis. We can bypass this however with a guaranteed registration and accommodation package. The package includes 5 nights accommodation with breakfast in Tokyo, a Tokyo transport pass and the race entry fee. 3 star and 4/5 star accommodation options are available.

Contact us no later than November 15th 2012 for more details.

When:
Sun 24th February 2013

Where:
26 punishing miles round the streets of Tokyo!

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Many thanks for taking the time to browse our web-site. We very much hope you are enjoying the site we have put together and that it has inspired you to contact us and take the first steps towards your holiday in Japan!

There are many things to consider when planning your Japan trip: time of year you wish to travel; how long you have available; where in Japan you want to go; the things you wish to experience; what budget you have available to name but a few.

Our Tailored Trip Enquiry Form is designed so we can get as clear an idea as possible as to what will make the perfect Japan trip for you.

After we have received your enquiry, one of our Japan-expert travel consultants will get in touch to discuss your trip in more detail so as we can out together a proposal for you. We donít ask for any money upfront to put together a quote and most importantly, every quote we do is 100% tailored for you.

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