Gamble Tokyo - Horse Race betting tour

Toshihiro Y.

4.83(166) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Visiting Horse Racing Course of JRA (Japan Racing Association) or Off-Track Betting Facilities (WINS) near your hotel.

How to bet your money on horses and background of the race are explained by the guide of this tour.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).

Visiting Horse Racing Course of JRA (Japan Racing Association) or one of the Off-Track Betting Facilities with explanation of how to bet.

In case of Tokyo area, JRA races are held in either Tokyo Racecourse (Fuchu, west of Tokyo) or Nakayama Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba).

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).

What to Expect

Recently Japanese horses are getting strong. Some horses run in overseas prestigious races like Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Horse racing is getting popular among Japanese people and would be the most typical gamble. You will enjoy not only horse racing itself but also watching how Japanese people are distracted on weekend. In case of a tour to the horse racing course, it is possible to see inside race course as general amusement place for Japanese people. In case of visiting WINS, you can choose Off-Track Betting Facilities near your hotel.

If you are lucky, you will get money (but it is NOT guaranteed).

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee from the hotel to the Race Course (you and guide), Lunch, Entrance fee into the Race Course, Horse racing newspaper, Betting fee.

Pen (ball-point pen or felt tip pen, etc.) shall be prepared by you to fill the mark sheets for betting.

Important Information

If your hotel is located in 23 wards of Tokyo, pick-up fee to the hotel is free.

Tours are basically done by using public transportation like trains and subways.

This tour is basically available on every Saturday and Sunday, but also sometimes on Monday of national holiday when JRA (Japan Racing Association) horse race is held.

In spring, autumn and winter, JRA horse races are held in Tokyo area in either Tokyo Racecourse (Fuchu, west of Tokyo) or Nakayama Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba).

In summer, JRA horse races are held in local sites in Japan and this tour is done by visiting one of the Off-Track Betting Facilities (WINS) in Tokyo (or Yokohama) near your hotel.

Detailed information on schedule of JRA races can be obtained from JRA English web site.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Josefina C.

Jan 16, 2023

Tour indispensable

Tokyo es una ciudad encantadora, de los mejores lugares que hemos visitado en el mundo, la gente, la cultura, el lugar, Toshi no fue la excepción. Agendamos con anticipación para poder conocer los lugares más importantes de la ciudad. El metro es muy complicado por lo que que mejor que conocer Tokyo con un guía que los lleve a cada punto y así aprovechar al máximo la visita.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the nice tour review by Spanish, Josefina-san. For me, you are the first tourists from Guatemala. I enjoyed conversation with you sometimes by Spanish, which I studied a little bit many years ago. You kindly instucted me in the difference between English and Spanish. Your family is excellent, it was my happy moment when I guided you in the city of Tokyo. You had already visited various countries. I appreciate your comments as Tokyo is the one of the most attractive city in the world. I recommend you will come to Japan again to see beautiful cherry blossoms.


Julia F.

Dec 30, 2022

Informative, insightful and fun.

Toshi gave us an amazing insight into a number of key landmarks and related them back to Japanese culture and history. We are a family of 4, with 2 teenage children. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day with Toshi and highly recommend him as a guide. We enjoyed our day so much, we have booked him for another tour. Thanks Toshi.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the wonderful tour review, Julia-san. Tour was done at the end of the year. I needed to change the itinerary and the place to eat lunch. You kindly accepted these changes. You have a lot of knowledge about current events of the world. Sometimes I couldn't understand well about your questions, but you explained the essence of the questions carefully. It was helpful for me to increase my knowledge as a tour guide. Thank you again, Julia-san.


Karen G.

Dec 29, 2022

Excellent Tour

Toshihiro was very knowledgable and gave my family a wonderful overview of Tokyo. We saw so much in our one day with him. Super easy to take the subway with him - and he had great local insights. Highly recommend.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the nice and quick tour review, Karen-san. It was only a few hours ago that I dropped you off at your hotel. I was amazed by your speed. During the tour, I felt comfortable with a friendly atmosphere from your family. It was a honor to guide you various spots in Tokyo. From tomorrow, you will go to other places in Japan. Please enjoy!!


Saumil J.

Dec 27, 2022

Excellent guide with broad knowledge of Tokyo and Japan

My wife NJ and I had a full day tour with Toshihiro. He was wonderful! I'm vegetarian which is difficult in Japan and he found a wonderful Buddhist restaurant which could accommodate my dietary restrictions. He also answered all of my overly detailed questions about Japan with lots of patience. :) Highly recommend - would absolutely work with him again. -S

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the excellent tour review, Saumil-san. Before the tour, you gave me information about your dietary restrictions. It was easy to find an appropriate restraunt. I am relieved to hear that you enjoyed Buddhist style vegetarian food. I was impressed as you have a lot of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. You are misunderstanding. I didn't need any patience to answer your questions. I really enjoyed conversation with you. I hope that you will come to Japan again. I recommend cherry blossom season.

$115/ per group