Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Running in Tokyo

Tokyo (src ^).

This is a short summary of places to run in and around Tokyo ^. Of course, there are a lot more options, but these are the runs I have tried out. So if you ask yourself  "where to run in Tokyo", here are a few suggestions.

Imperial Palace
If you are located down town Tokyo you can try out the Imperial Palace run, where each round is 5 km, on asphalt. More information here.

Namban Rengo
If you want company of a group, you should contact Tokyo's International Running Club, Namban Rengo ^. They have track sessions every Wednesday down town Tokyo. More information here. As well they have a lot of other social trips on the weekends, like this one here.

Sayamako and Tamako
For a longer, scenic run (unfortunately mainly on asphalt), you can run around the Sayama and Tama lakes. More information here.

Higashimurayama-Chuo Park
There are many parks in Tokyo, but not all are good for running. One park that is nice though is the Higashimurayama-Chuo Park. More information here.

Sayama Prefectural Natural Park
Another park that is very nice for running is the Sayama Prefectural Natural Park. This is my favourite, as it has got many opportunities, due to it's size and location. Here you can do 420 meter intervals on grass ^, 220m hill intervals on grass ^, hill loops (up and down) ^, stair jumping ^ and much more. There are a lot of trails in this park, so you can make your own signature track that no one might never have done before. More information here.

Trail Running
And some runs I have not tried out (yet) are the trails at one of Tokyo's many surrounding mountains. Several are easily accessible, using trains. For more information on trail running check out this page from Namban Rengo ^. EveryTrail ^ can be another source of ideas.

Complete List
For a complete list of my posts on running in Japan (mainly Tokyo), check out this link.

2 comments:

  1. Det høres ut som du har det fint! Japan virker som et spennende land å feriere i, men ser av bilder at det kan være litt vanskelig å forstå hva alt betyr. Er det aldri oversatt til engelsk? Lærer du deg japansk? Reiser du litt rundt eller er du fast på et sted? Mange spørsmål herfra. Kos deg videre :))

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    1. japan er et fascinerende land. det er veldig bra å være på ferie her. vanskelig å forstå, ja. men det gjør ting litt mer spennende. folk er nesten uten unntak veldig hjelpsomme, så man finner ut av ting. noen få turiststeder har ting på engelsk. på mange tog i tokyo, på enkelte restauranter etc. ellers er det bare å spørre, og man forsøker å forstå hverandre.

      jeg begynte å lese litt hiragana (ett av tre skriftspråk her) i går. kan noen få ord og uttrykk ellers (takk, takk for maten, hadet, god dag, og de tingene der). men skulle ønske jeg kunne snakke litt.

      har reist litt på hovedøya for ski. reiser til hokaido (øy nord) om en uke, for mer ski. er nå på okinawa (øy sør), hvor det er pluss 20.

      tusen takk. skal kose meg videre også.

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