Shiba / Mita

Shiba / Mita

© Tokyo Marathon FoundationDetails of the water stations may change before the race day.


Tokyo Tower

❶ Tokyo Tower

This 333-meter broadcasting tower has two observatories. The “Top Deck Tour” is a popular tour that takes visitors up to the top deck at 250 meters. In 2022, one of Japan’s biggest eSports parks “RED° TOKYO TOWER” opened inside “FOOT TOWN” located directly below the tower. Enjoy the latest attractions here.

Akabanebashi (Subway), Kamiyacho (Subway)
Zojoji Temple

❷ Zojoji Temple

At the foot of Tokyo Tower, this temple has a close relationship with the Tokugawa clan. On the temple grounds are many cultural properties including the graves of generations of the Tokugawa clan, the Sanmon Main Gate, and the Daiden Main Hall, one of the largest such halls in the Tokyo area. In the springtime, you can enjoy the 200 cherry blossom trees in full bloom.

Onarimon (Subway), Shibakoen (Subway), Daimon (Subway)
Shiba Daijingu Shrine

❸ Shiba Daijingu Shrine

Located in an office district, this shrine boasts a history of about 1,000 years. It enshrines Amaterasu-Omikami, the sun goddess in Japanese mythology, and Toyouke-Omikami, the goddess controlling the five grains. The shrine is famous for offering blessings for relationships, but it is also popular for its “Strong Luck Amulet.” It’s a great place to visit before the Tokyo Marathon.

Daimon (Subway), Onarimon (Subway)

❹ Azabu-Juban

With its cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks, Azabu-Juban is a fashionable neighborhood reminiscent of a European town. The Azabu-Juban Shopping Street has a history of over 300 years, offering everything from casual to trendy restaurants and stores, as well as bakeries and patisseries that attract long lines of customers.

Azabu-juban (Subway)
Shiba Park

❺ Shiba Park

Opened in 1873, this is one of the oldest parks in Japan. Locals come to relax on the spacious lawn and appreciate the flowerbeds showcasing colorful, seasonal flowers. It is also a great spot to take a picture of Tokyo Tower. Crowds gather here during the spring to catch a glimpse of the 200 cherry and plum blossom trees in full bloom.

Shibakoen (Subway), Onarimon (Subway)
Kyu Shiba-rikyu Gardens

❻ Kyu Shiba-rikyu Gardens

This is one of the daimyo (feudal lord) gardens still retaining its appearance from the early Edo period (late 17th century). Walk around the pond to admire the seasonal landscape and the splendid stonework. Not only is it just a 1-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Hamamatsucho Station, but the garden’s relatively small size allows you to enjoy a quick stroll.

Hamamatsucho (JR, Tokyo Monorail), Daimon (Subway)
Shibaura Canal

❼ Shibaura Canal

With a beautifully maintained promenade, visitors can enjoy a stroll along the canal and feel the refreshing breeze. Also popular is the sightseeing cruise that departs from the beautiful “Shibaura Island” and heads toward Tokyo along the waterway.

Tamachi (JR), Mita (Subway), Shibaura-futo (Yurikamome)

Sengakuji Temple

❽ Sengakuji Temple

This famous temple was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate. It is known related to the Ako Incident of the Edo period (early 18th century), in which 47 loyal Ako Gishi (samurais of Ako) avenged their lord’s death. Within the precincts of the temple are their graves and the Akogishi Memorial Hall. The “Ako Gishisai Festival” is held in spring and winter as memorial services for the 47 men.

Sengakuji (Subway)