Running in Tokyo
Find the best routes and tips for running in Tokyo
Take Tokyo in your stride by getting outside and going for a run around some popular Tokyo running routes.

Running in Tokyo

Find the best routes and tips for running in Tokyo

Take Tokyo in your stride

While Tokyo is one of the most populated cities in the world—full of busy streets and tall buildings—fear not, there are plenty of green environments perfect for running. Running in Tokyo can be a fantastic way to stay in shape during your travels and a unique way to see another side of the city – read on to discover our top running tips for Tokyo:

Our top Tokyo running tips

Top 5 Running Routes in Tokyo

Guide to the best run routes

Basics of Running in Tokyo

Runbase Tokyo

The Imperial Palace Running Route

Perfect Fit: Selecting the Ideal Running Shoe

Why go running in Tokyo?

Live like a local

Tokyoites love to get out to hit the top running routes around the capital's rivers and parks – join a running club or jog along some of the city's famous routes to really connect to the city in a whole new way.

Stay fit

If you're visiting Tokyo for sightseeing, chances are you'll be dining out on your fave Japanese food! Don't forget to stay on top of your game – Tokyo's great access, clean streets and friendly locals make it welcoming to runners.

See the sights

Many of Tokyo's popular running routes take in all the city's attractions, from the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Tower. See these popular sightseeing spots from a new angle, away from the crowded touristy areas.

Train for the big one!

Why not set a goal to run the Tokyo Marathon? Held annually each February, the country's top race attracts applications from all over and is suitable for all – including those just jetting in for travel.

Hit the city running

Runbase Tokyo: Where to go

Runbase Tokyo, by adidas, is a running station providing the perfect place from which to start your run. They provide changing facilities, over 150 rental lockers and 16 shower cubicles – those who are 'running' light can even borrow state-of-the-art adidas clothing and custom-fit shoes – and even buy them if they like.

Runbase Tokyo is based in the heart of Tokyo in the Nagatacho district, just 1 minute from Nagatacho station (Hanzomon, Namboku and Yurakucho Tokyo Metro lines). It's on the doorstep of the Imperial Palace loop running route – a great running course suited to all levels!