Improve Your Brain and Body Running the First-Ever Nikko 100km Ultramarathon, Japan

Will You Join the First-Ever Nikko 100km Ultramarathon in Japan?

What’s your first reaction when you move to a new apartment or find the soul mate of your dreams? How about your feelings when you snag the perfect job or…

19th Nagano Marathon 2017: A Celebration of The Olympic Spirit

19th Nagano Marathon 2017: A Celebration of The Olympic Spirit

The 19th edition of the Nagano Marathon will once again bring together world class athletes and amateurs from around the world at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday,…

Springtime at the 2017 Miyajima Marathon is For Lovers and Runners

Springtime at the 2017 Miyajima Marathon is For Lovers and Runners

Where do you fit on the sibling order within your family? Are you the first, eldest, achievement-oriented kid? Perhaps you’re the second born wannabe who tends to be more relaxed…

Strut Your Stuff at Tokyo’s Fashionable Shibuya-Omotesando Women's Run 2017

Strut Your Stuff at Tokyo’s Fashionable Shibuya-Omotesando Women’s Run 2017

A “Japan Times” article by writer Masami Ito tackled the sensitive topic of Japan’s treatment of women over time, citing 21st October 1970 as the birth of the women’s liberation…

Tokyo Marathon 2017: Runners, Are You Ready For It?

Tokyo Marathon 2017: Runners, Are You Ready For It?

Runners from around the world head to Japan, Tokyo every year for the annual Tokyo Marathon. The 2017 edition looks to be one of the largest of those marathons ever…

Maybe It's The Autumn Air: Tango 100 km Ultramarathon 2016

Maybe It’s The Autumn Air: Tango 100 km Ultramarathon 2016

From the people you will meet, to all that you will see, taste and do – there’ such to look forward to in Kyotango this fall. Let’s start with its…

Summer Lovin' in 30th Hokkaido Marathon

Summer Lovin’ in 30th Hokkaido Marathon, Japan

Hokkaido is beautiful all year round. Whether its delicate cherry blossom blooms in May, vibrant autumn colours in September or fluffy blankets of snow in winter, you’ll always be mesmerised…

29th Tanegashima Rocket Marathon: Whiz Through Japanese Countryside & Charming Towns

29th Tanegashima Rocket Marathon: Whiz Through Japanese Countryside & Charming Towns

Early spring is said to be the best time to visit Tanegashima, one of the Osumi Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The subtropical island is mostly flat, with the highest elevation only at 282 metres, making it an ideal first race for marathon novices, or for seasoned runners to improve their personal best timings.

65th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon: When Hot Spring Meets Marathon Running

65th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon: When Hot Spring Meets Marathon Running

When one hears “Beppu” in Japan, images of onsens, or hot springs, spring to mind. Located in Oita Prefecture, Beppu boasts a wide variety of hot springs, each offering a unique experience. One could be buried in black sand, warmed by the heat of the hot springs, or lying on a bed of local herbs spread on a heated floor in a stone hut—the possibilities are mind-boggling!

Ishigaki Island Marathon 2016: Beautiful Views On Land And Under The Sea

Ishigaki Island Marathon 2016: Beautiful Views On Land And Under The Sea

January is one of the coldest months of the year for semi-tropical Ishigakijima, one of Japan’s southernmost islands close to Taiwan. It is also the best time to visit as pink cherry blossoms begin to bloom, strikingly beautiful against the green landscape and blue coast.