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Tokyo Marathon 17 Oct '21

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Tokyo Marathon 17 Oct '21

Country Visited: Japan
Days Distance Race Type Minimum Age Price from Style
4 Full Marathon Abbott World Marathon Majors 16 152000 First Class Guided
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  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices

Experience

Experience the union of history and the 21st century at the newest of the Abbott World Marathon Majors - the Tokyo Marathon 2021. Alongside the crowds and volunteers, there is plenty of sightseeing from the past, present and future. Whether its traditional shrines, modern day skyscrapers and fancy shops in the commercial hubs or stages of performers and bands dotted along the course playing local music and folk dancing, there’s plenty in terms of entertainment on this course. The Tokyo Marathon 2021 is also where the Japanese shed their famous reserve and hit the streets in all manner of fancy dress. This is a marathon and sightseeing tour rolled into one so don’t forget to carry your cameras!

Active Holiday Company is proud to be the Official Tour Operator for the Tokyo Marathon 2021. Get one step closer to that a Six Star Finisher Medal at the Tokyo Marathon 2021!

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights Stay at the 4 star Keio Plaza near the start line of the race 
  • Daily Breakfast and local taxes applicable
  • One way transfer from the finish area to the hotel on race day (only available with race entry) 
  • Guaranteed Race Entry for the Tokyo Marathon 2021
  • Local Support from Active Holiday Company. Land arrangements operated by KNT. 
  • Detailed travel documents 
 
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive- Tokyo (Friday) Open or Close

On arrival in Tokyo, make your way from the airport to the hotel (our detailed travel documents will provide you with information on how you can get to the hotel).
You have the evening free to spend as you please, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples.
You can choose to visit the opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine, known for its towering gate and surrounding woods; Or the Imperial Palace that sits amid large public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum).

Day 2
Tokyo (Saturday) Open or Close

You have the entire day at leisure today to explore Japan’s busy capital. From, Ginza -Tokyo's busiest shopping area that is, as iconic as Times Square and much older; to the Ueno Park and Zoo, a paradise-like oasis of green in the heart of the city, Ueno Park is the city's largest green space and one of its most popular tourist attractions.
Feel free to ask us for details if you'd like to join a guided city tour.

If you have opted for to participate in the Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2019, you are going to be occupied during the day. However, we would recommend an easy day so you are well rested for the marathon.
Please do make time today to visit the Tokyo Marathon Expo 2019 and collect your bib.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Race Day! (Sunday) Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
There is plenty of entertainment and sight-seeing for runners throughout the course as you go through Iidabashi - Kanda - Nihombashi - Asakusa Kaminarimon - Ryogoku - Monzen-nakacho - Ginza - Takanawa - Hibiya finally ending at Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori Ave. Throughout, there are stages set up, cheerleaders, marching bands and rock bands performing in random spots and much more excitement.

The transfer back to the hotel from the finishing area of the race is included in your tour price.

Later today you will celebrate at the iconic After Run Party that is like nothing else you will ever experience after any race.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (After Run Party)

Day 4
Depart – Tokyo (Monday) Open or Close

Having checked one of the World Major’s off your list, it’s time to head home today. You will need to make your own way to the airport.
Or do one better and extend your trip to explore the Japanese wonders for a few more days!

Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation

Kieo Plaza 4 Star
For 2021 Active Holiday Company has upgraded its Tokyo Marathon accommodation to the strategically located Keio Plaza - a favourite with runners participating in the Tokyo Marathon. You can’t get closer to the start line and with the bustling Shinjuku Station less than ten minutes away you are close to everything. You can access restaurants, shopping malls, pharmacies and even green space for short runs before race day.  

Shinjuku Washington 3 Star
Shinjuku Washington is a mere 400m away from the start line of the Tokyo Marathon. A modern hotel within walking distance from Shinjuku Station, this bright, straightforward hotel with an adjacent annex is 2 km from both Shinjuku Gyoen park and the Meiji Shrine. There's a choice of restaurants available at the property along with amenities such as coin-operated laundry facilities, a business center etc. 

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS:
The payment schedule for the Tokyo Marathon 2021 is as follows:- 
Non-refundable Booking fees: 50% of the booking value
Final payment due: 31st July 

If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six star medal at the finish.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
There is a non-refundable fee of INR30,000 per runner and INR15000 per non-runner which will not be refunded even if the Tokyo Marathon is cancelled on account of the event being cancelled due to COVID. This fee is implemented by suppliers (KNT/TMF). This is refundable only if the event is canceled on account of force majeure i.e due to snow, flood, structural damage due to strong wind, lightning, tornado, building fire along the course, cancellation order from the authorities concerned, cancellation due to earthquake within Japan, and in case of J- ALERT announcement (except war/terrorism). It does not include cancellation due to COVID-19. Please see TMF's policy in case of COVID below.

RUNNER WITH RACE ENTRY

On or before 13 August 2021 - 50% of the tour price 
From 14 Aug to 31 Aug 2021 - 80% of the tour price
After 01 Sep  2021 - 100% of the tour price 

COMPANION / NON-RUNNER / RUNNER WITH OWN RACE ENTRY
On or before 13 August 2021 - 30% of the tour price 
From 14 Aug to 31 Aug 2021 - 80% of the tour price
After 01 Sep  2021 - 100% of the tour price 

COMPULSORY COVID TEST
TMF is likely to intriduce a mandatory COVID-19 test for runners and companions arriving into Tokyo from other countries. Should the antigen test become an official requirement, the cost of the test will be added to your final payment on actuals. 

Participants are prohibited from using the event logo for any purpose. Entry through travel companies not approved by Tokyo Marathon Foundation are not allowed. If discovered, the entry will be voided and the entry fee (including donation) will not be refunded. 

TOKYO MARATHON FOUNDATION (TMF) HAS THE FOLLOWING POLICY IN PLACE FOR COVID19 RELATED CANCELLATIONS:
Only entry fee is refundable based on 2-7, as follows the regulations. TMF will decide if the below case is subject to whether to be eligible for refund of entry fee or transfer of rights.

  • Participants who have been ordered isolation after arrival.
  • Participants who need to be isolated after returning to own country.

COVID-19 Prevention Regulations

  1. Entry Terms, Refund and Deferral*
    Participation in the event will not be allowed or may be requested to withdraw from the event if any of the following apply to the participant
    For participants whom the below conditions apply, following Sep.17, 2021 with the condition that the event took place, will not be allowed to attend the event, but full refund of the entry fee* (*excluding service fee and hereinafter the same applies) shall be made and the entry shall be deferred to the 2023 event
    1. Resides in country/area that is denied of entering or landing in Japan set forth by the Ministry of Justice (Japan)
    2. Resides in prefecture/area where residents are ordered to refrain from traveling to Tokyo.
    3. Resides outside of Tokyo, but the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov. is ordering the residents of Tokyo to refrain from traveling outside of the Tokyo prefecture.      
  2. If the participant is tested positive for COVID-19 following Sep. 26, 2021, that participant will not be allowed to attend the event. However, by submitting the proof of infection (dated after Sep. 26, 2021), a full refund of the entry fee shall be made and the entry shall be deferred to the 2023 event.
    Conjointly, if the participant has had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 and has been ordered into quarantine or isolation following Sep. 26, 2021, that participant will be obliged to immediately inform the event organizer. The participant will not be allowed to attend the event but by submitting the proof of quarantine order, a full refund of the entry fee shall be made and the entry shall be deferred to the 2023 event (*exceptions may apply by submitting a negative test result taken after the required quarantine/isolation).        
  3. If the participant fails to perform/register daily health-assessment utilizing the specified app, and/or refuse to show the app when asked to do so, the entry right will be revoked. In this case, the entry fee shall not be refunded, and deferral of the entry will not be granted.
  4. If body temperature above the number specified* by the event organizer is detected at the Packet Pick-up and/or on the race day, the participant will not be allowed to attend the event, but full refund of the entry fee shall be made and the entry shall be deferred to the 2023 event (*the specified body temperature is 37.5℃ and hereinafter, the same applies.)
  5. If the participant fails to comply with mask requirement, and/or hand hygiene compliance, the entry right will be revoked. In this case, the entry fee shall not be refunded, and deferral of the entry will not be granted.        
  6. If false information in any means and/or invalid consent is discovered, the entry right will be revoked, and the entry fee shall not be refunded, and deferral of the entry will not be granted. Also, legal actions will be taken if damage/loss occurs to the event organizer due to the provided false information.        
  7. Entry fee is the only fee subject for refund, and any other fee (safety fee, travel fair, accommodation, etc.) shall not be the responsibility of the event organizer.

Before You Go

Things you need to know

FAQs

Q. What happens if the race is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak? 
With the vaccine being administered the chances of races not taking place towards the end of 2021 are low, however it is impossible to predict how things will pan out the next few months as travel may continue to be affected and nations may introduce new measures such as border closures etc. with little or no notice. Quarantine rules may also need you to budget for longer stays in other countries. Should the event be cancelled for 2021, we will contact you as soon as we know and offer the options available to us. Depending on the race organiser and these could be -
- Moving your entry to the new event date or to next year.
- A refund of your payments made to us
The exact option available will depend largely on the race organiser and refunds can be offered only if we receive the same from the event company. We may retain a small administrative fee to cover our expenses.

Q: Can I book extra nights before or after the race?
A: Yes, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to book the extra nights for you. Although our Tokyo Marathon 2021 tour starts from Friday, we do recommend that runners arrive on Thursday as it gives you time to adjust to a new city. We also offer customised extensions if you want to add a holiday post the race. 

Q. Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company?
A. Yes, all of our Abbott World Marathon Majors packages sold by Active Holiday Company come with guaranteed race entry. 

Q. This is my Sixth WMM, how do I receive a six-star medal at the finish?
A. If you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, please contact us. We will guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q: Will I have to collect my own bib?
A: Yes, all the Abbott World Marathon Majors require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel. 

Q: How far is the hotel from the start/finish line?
A: If the start/finish line are the same then we try to ensure that the hotel is within walking distance or easily accessible by public transport. Should the start and finish be different, we usually have hotels close to the finish line with transport arranged to the race start. Please check with us about specific races. 

Q: What category of hotels are used?
A: The hotels we use for marathons are picked for their location and ease of access rather than their star rating. However, our hotel in Tokyo is a superior 4-star hotel and offers amazing convenience and service. 

Q: I am a single traveller, is it possible for me to get a twin share room?
A: We have several single travellers interested in sharing a room with another traveller and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases, you might be required to take a single supplement.

Q: Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements?
A:  As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. It will not be possible to buy just the race entry. 

Q: I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot / Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company?
A. Yes, it is possible for us to organise accommodation for you if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package. 

Q: I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade my accommodation?
A: No, it is not. We plan it such that we have the whole group staying together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking. You may, however, request an upgrade in the room type at the same hotel. 

Q. I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner?
A. Tokyo Marathon 2021 does not allow runners to transfer their spots to another runner or to extend to another year. If you do not run the race as registered you lose your entry. 

Q. Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year?
A. Tokyo Marathon 2021 does not permit runners to defer their registration. 

Q. Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets?
A. Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. 

Reviews

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Overall score:

(Based on 2 reviews)

  • Subramanyam Putrevu

    Feb 2019

    Tokyo Marathon Feedback ..

    Team - The Tokyo Marathon is excellently organized and it is a great fun. The information provided and the arrangements made were excellent. The accommodation, very close to the start point, is excellent and the service is awesome. The arrangement to bring back to the hotel after the race is a real convenience and I sincerely appreciate the same.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The best moment of the trip is the rain-coat provided in anticipation of the rain. It helped immensely before the start as it was raining and cold. I sincerely appreciate the thought behind it and ensuring that it reached everyone.
    The Ride on the Bullet Train!
    The extension and visit to the Ryocon, Mt. Fuji and Asakusa shrine is awesome.

    Feedback on the trip guide

    I have taken guided tour and Tokyo extension. The Tanaka walking tour is average. The amount of history and attractions that are there on the walking tour is average. Instead of this trip - half day trip to Asakusa shrine is much better and worth the time. Ofcourse the guide is good but the overall walking tour is average.
    The Cycling tour is cancelled due to bad weather - so no comments.
    The trip to Mt. Fuji is awesome. It is arranged well and the guide (English speaking) is good. The arrangement to return by Bullet train is a good thought and thoroughly enjoyed.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    The collection of BIB is usually crowded on Saturday - My advice is to complete this at the earliest possible on Thu / Fri when the opportunity is available.
    The Asakusa Shrine is awesome and a must visit during day and night. It is beautiful lit during the night.
    The extension arranged by the team is awesome and spend sometime after the run visiting the country.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Excellent trip overall - The accommodation is fantastic and service is awesome. One thing is - start sharing the google pins (on WhatsApp) for any meeting points. This helps immensely compared to map provided in the travel documents.

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  • Anuradha Raju Kalidindi

    Feb 2018

    It was a very good trip but I wish there were somebody who could have co-ordinated at Tokyo.

Dates & Prices

 

KIEO PLAZA 4*

Entry + Jacket

Entry + After Party

Companion (Sharing)

Single Room Supplement

 3 Nights / 4 Days 

INR 169,000

INR 176,000 INR 122,000

INR 59,000

 Extra Nights

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

 

SHINJUKU WASHINGTON 3*

Entry + Jacket

Entry + After Party 

Companion (Sharing) 

Single Room Supplement

 3 Nights / 4 Days 

INR 152,000

INR 159,000 INR 99,000

INR 38,000

 Extra Nights

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request


Stay Package with Runners with charity/ballot entries:

SHINJUKU WASHINGTON HOTEL 

STANDARD ROOMS WITHOUT RACE ENTRY (TWIN SHARING)

DELUXE ROOMS WITHOUT RACE ENTRY (TWIN SHARING)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 

 3 Nights/ 4 Days 

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  • Prices exclude GST 5% & TCS 5%

  • Your entry is subject to confirmation by Tokyo Marathon Foundation 

  • Entry + Stay option is not available without a Jacket or After Run Party ticket

COMPULSORY OPTIONAL INCLUSIONS: 

  • Best After Run Party and Six Star Celebration Rs.14,000 per person. See video of the action here  

  • Limited Edition Official Race Jacket Rs.7000

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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