In running circles, Japan is widely hailed for putting on one of the best annual marathons in Asia – the Tokyo Marathon.
The route is well-mapped out taking in many parts of Tokyo, the race is superbly organised, and spectators line the streets cheering runners on throughout the course. As a runner will know, this last point is extremely important for moral during a race. Held every February, the Tokyo Marathon is a brilliant opportunity to explore the city and then head to Niseko for some relaxation and a bit of skiing.
Lightfoot Travel specialises in tailor-made experiential holidays to Asia and beyond. We love the idea of building a holiday around a big sporting event, and Tokyo is a great race to do this for. Spend a day or two in Tokyo pre-race – acclimatising and doing a bit of casual sightseeing around this sprawling city. We can help you book that onsen, or Japanese bath experience post-race, as well as a special dinner in any of the city’s world-famous restaurants for a well-deserved meal. Next, head to the ski haven of Niseko just a few hours outside of the city. Worried about sore and tired legs? Don’t be. After a day or two of soaking your muscles in the many outdoor hot springs in the area, you’ll be as good as new and ready to ski some of the best powder in the world.
A Lightfoot holiday is 100% tailor-made, so give us a call and we can put together an itinerary that perfectly suits your needs. Scroll through the properties below for some of our favourite places to stay in Tokyo and Niseko. Take a look at Cityscapes to Snowy Slopes for an example of one of our bespoke itineraries.