Tokyo Marathon 2024 Attractions along the course

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Tokyo Toy Museum

❶ Tokyo Toy Museum

Play with Japanese wooden toys and exquisitely designed playthings from around the globe at this museum. The building, exuding the warmth of wood, was used as a school building prior to World War 2. Visitors of all generations can enjoy interacting through toys.

Yotsuya-sanchome (Subway), Akebonobashi (Subway)
Fire Museum

❷ Fire Museum

At this museum, visitors can learn about fire and disaster prevention while discovering the history of firefighting. Several authentic items are on display, including elaborate woodblock prints and old documents related to firefighting, firefighting tools, fire pumps and fireproof clothing used throughout history.

Yotsuya-sanchome (Subway), Akebonobashi (Subway)

❸ Arakicho

Arakicho maintains its old townscape from around 60 years ago, allowing visitors to experience a Japan of a bygone era. Along the narrow alleyways are strings of small restaurants and bars. With many unique, independently run establishments, this small town is a popular spot attracting lots of people.

Yotsuya-sanchome (Subway)
Shinmichi-dori St.

❹ Shinmichi-dori St.

This district is made up of narrow alleyways packed with restaurants and izakaya on either side. Whether you’re craving Japanese, Chinese, Indian, or South American food, here you’ll find a variety of delicious cuisine. Just a 3-minute walk from Yotsuya Station and located near a university and office districts, this street is always bustling with students and businesspeople.

Yotsuya (JR, Subway)

Ichigaya Fish Center

❺ Ichigaya Fish Center

Located in the heart of Tokyo, this fishing pond is visible from the JR Ichigaya Station platform. Here, you can fish for large carp without leaving the city center. In addition to super ball scooping, children can also enjoy “mini-fishing” for goldfish and small carp. Next door to the Fish Center is an aquarium shop where you’ll find tropical fish.

Ichigaya (JR, Subway)
Suga Shrine

❻ Suga Shrine

Built in the mid-17th century in the town of Yotsuya, this historical shrine enshrines Susanoo no Mikoto, the god of protection from evil, and the goddess Ukanomitama, who appears in Japanese mythology. The shrine garnered attention after being depicted in a prominent scene of the 2016 anime movie “Your Name.”

Yotsuya (JR, Subway), Yotsuya-sanchome (Subway), Shinanomachi (JR)
Min-on Music Museum

❼ Min-on Music Museum

Experience the music of world cultures and peoples at this museum where classical pianos, self-playing instruments, ethnic instruments, and more are exhibited. Priceless musical instruments are not only displayed, but depending on the time of day, are also played in live performances.

Shinanomachi (JR), Yotsuya-sanchome (Subway), Kokuritsu-kyogijo (Subway)
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

❽ State Guest House, Akasaka Palace

Constructed in 1909, this palace is the only structure in Japan designed in the neo-Baroque style. It is designated as a National Treasure representing Japanese architecture in the Meiji period. In addition to hosting distinguished guests from around the world, the palace is open to the public and guided tours are also available.

Yotsuya (JR, Subway)
Japan National Stadium

❾ Japan National Stadium

Tokyo’s new landmark was built to serve as the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Wood from 47 prefectures was used in the construction.
Japan National Stadium Tour is available for a legacy experience of the Games.

Gaienmae (Subway), Kokuritsu-kyogijo (Subway), Sendagaya (JR), Shinanomachi (JR)
Japan Olympic Museum

❿ Japan Olympic Museum

Learn about the history and significance of the Olympics through exhibits and videos at this museum. This state-of-the-art facility combines education and entertainment for a fun learning experience.

Gaienmae (Subway), Kokuritsu-kyogijo (Subway), Sendagaya (JR), Shinanomachi (JR)
Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue

⓫ Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue

This ginkgo-lined avenue is a famous symbol of Meiji Jingu Gaien (Meiji Jingu Shrine’s outer garden) that often makes an appearance in movies and TV dramas. In 1923, 146 ginkgo trees were planted from Aoyama-dori St. towards the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery. It is a popular spot where crowds swarm even outside the autumn season.
Ginkgo trees are usually at their best in November to December.

Gaienmae (Subway)
Toyokawa Inari Betsuin

⓬ Toyokawa Inari Betsuin

This temple is a branch of the Toyokawa Inari Temple in Aichi Prefecture, where many military leaders such as Tokugawa Ieyasu once worshipped. Enshrined here is “Dakini-shinten” who rides a white fox, along with various other Buddhist gods. The rows of red lanterns that light up after dark are also a sight to behold. This temple is a popular “power spot” for health and wealth.

Akasaka-mitsuke (Subway), Nagatacho (Subway)
Hie Jinja

⓭ Hie Jinja

This guardian of Edo Castle has been worshiped since olden times. The treasure hall houses many priceless artifacts of the Tokugawa shogunate, including 31 swords, national treasures and important cultural properties.

Akasaka (Subway), Tameike-sanno (Subway), Kokkai-gijidomae (Subway), Akasaka-mitsuke (Subway)