Tokyo Marathon 2024 Attractions along the course

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Printing Museum, Tokyo

❶ Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum introduces the history and evolution of printing technology. See a variety of related exhibits, from ancient techniques to modern technology. The printing studio occasionally holds various workshops to experience letterpress printing firsthand.

Edogawabashi (Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway), Korakuen (Subway)
Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

❷ Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

This is a garden completed in 1629 during the beginning of the Edo period. There are landscapes named after famous Chinese landmarks, and visitors can enjoy gardens with a Chinese flair. The landscapes modeled after various Japanese spots such as lakes, mountains, rivers, and rice fields are also skillfully expressed, and it is beloved as an oasis in the city.

Suidobashi (JR, Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway), Korakuen (Subway)
Bunkyo Civic Center

❸ Bunkyo Civic Center

Bunkyo Civic Center (Bunkyo City Office) has an observation lounge on the 105 m aboveground 25th floor. Admission is free, with a view of TOKYO SKYTREE to the east, Mt. Fuji and Shinjuku skyscrapers to the west, and Mt. Tsukuba to the north.

Korakuen (Subway), Kasuga (Subway), Suidobashi (JR)
Tokyo Dome City

❹ Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City is an entertainment hub centered around Tokyo Dome, where visitors will find an amusement park, a natural hot spring, shops, restaurants, and more. You can spend an entire day watching major league baseball, enjoying the rides, going to the spa, bouldering, or roller skating.

Suidobashi (JR, Subway), Korakuen (Subway)

❺ Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka is one of the geisha towns where geisha culture still pervades. Slip into a side street, and you’ll find cobblestone pavements, small paths, and traditional Japanese houses alongside the historic shrines and temples. In recent times, the neighborhood has been dubbed “Little Paris” for its trendy restaurants, variety stores, and shops.

Kagurazaka (Subway), Ushigome-kagurazaka (Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway)
Bishamonten Zenkokuji Temple

❻ Bishamonten Zenkokuji Temple

This temple is known as the symbol of Kagurazaka. Established in 1595, it is dedicated to Bishamonten, a deity that has been worshipped in India since ancient times. The temple offers blessings for prosperous business, victory, and good luck.

Kagurazaka (Subway), Ushigome-kagurazaka (Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway)
Sotobori Park

❼ Sotobori Park

Sotobori Park is well known for its cherry blossoms. Remnants of Edo Castle’s outer moat can be found between JR Iidabashi Station and Yotsuya Station, with a section of it being developed into a park. Visitors can appreciate the 2-kilometer row of cherry blossom trees stretching down along the moat.
Cherry blossoms are usually at their best in March to April.

Yotsuya (JR, Subway), Ichigaya (JR, Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway)
Yasukuni Shrine

❽ Yasukuni Shrine

This shrine was founded in 1869 at the behest of Emperor Meiji. Since then, it has since been dedicated to the war dead of the Pacific War and prior. It is also a famous cherry blossom viewing spot and home to a sample tree used by the Tokyo District Meteorological Observatory as a benchmark for the blooming date of cherry blossoms in Tokyo.

Kudanshita (Subway), Iidabashi (JR, Subway), Ichigaya (JR, Subway)
Chidori-ga-fuchi Moat

❾ Chidori-ga-fuchi Moat

This 700-meter promenade is well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot. Roughly 260 cherry blossom trees, such as the Someiyoshino, are planted here. Visitors can see them in full bloom from late March to early April. Also popular is the Chidori-ga-fuchi Boat Pier, where the cherry blossoms can be seen from the water’s surface.

Kudanshita (Subway), Hanzomon (Subway)
Kanda Secondhand Books Area

❿ Kanda Secondhand Books Area

This is Japan’s most recognized used-bookstore district. Up to 130 used and regular bookstores stand along the 450-meter-long street. The area is also known as a “curry battlefield,” home to restaurants specializing in various curries such as Western-style, soup, and Indian.

Jimbocho (Subway)