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Updated on February 20, 2018

Temporary Tokyo Tourist Information Centers to be set up for the Tokyo Marathon 2018 and distribution of a free guide to marathon events and attractions

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will set up temporary Tokyo Tourist Information Centers when the Tokyo Marathon 2018 is held this month. To enable visitors from Japan and abroad to better enjoy Tokyo's cuisine, culture, and scenery—just some of the city's many attractions—the centers will provide comprehensive tourist information, including information on sightseeing areas and events.

The TMG is also distributing copies of the Tokyo Marathon 2018 Guide to Events and Attractions, which introduces sightseeing spots along and near the marathon course. Packed with information, the free guide is compact and fits within the palm of your hand. It is an essential guide for marathon spectators!

Temporary Tokyo Tourist Information Center Locations

1. Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2018 venue (Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall)

Date and time

Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Closes at 8:00 p.m. on February 24)

Booth name

Tokyo Tourist Information Center (Booth number T-02)

Available at the booth

  • Information from volunteer tourist guides capable of assisting in foreign languages
  • Tourism pamphlets, including the Tokyo Marathon 2018 Guide to Events and Attractions
  • Videos promoting Tokyo's attractive sightseeing areas

Tokyo Marathon Expo 2018 official website(English)

http://www.marathon.tokyo/en/events/expo/( External link )

2. Marathon Festa, Main Festa Venue (Tokyo Metropolitan Shiba Park)

Date and time

Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Available at the booth

  • Information from volunteer tourist guides capable of assisting in foreign languages
  • Tourism pamphlets, including the Tokyo Marathon 2018 Guide to Events and Attractions

Marathon Festa official website(Japanese only)

http://www.tokyo42195festa.tokyo/( External link )

Tokyo Marathon 2018 Guide to Events and Attractions

Start of distribution

Friday, February 2, 2018

Available at the following locations

  • Tokyo Tourist Information Centers
    (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Busta Shinjuku Bus Terminal, Haneda Airport, Keisei Ueno Station, Tama / near JR Tachikawa Station)
  • Temporary Tokyo Tourist Information Center locations (see above)
  • Other locations in Tokyo

Number of copies to be distributed

Japanese language edition: 76,000 copies
English language edition: 18,000 copies

Main contents

  • Map of the marathon course area, enlarged maps of areas with major cheering points along the route
  • Marathon Festa event information
  • Tourist information (plum blossom, cherry blossom viewing spots, night view spots)
  • Estimated runner times and locations, transportation guide for spectators, railway map, and more 

(View Guide to Events and Attractions)(PDF:5,637KB)

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Inquiries

Promotion Section, Tourism Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Phone:+81-3-5320-4786 (Assistance in Japanese only)

 

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