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Gamble Tokyo - Horse Race betting tour

Unique Experience
Japanese (Native), English
6 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.

Toshihiro Y.
4.86 / 5
(216 reviews)

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.

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



Marco C.

5 / 5
Sep 23, 2023

Excellent guide!

I would 100% recommend him!

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the outstanding tour review, Marco-san. I enjoyed walking the various spots in Tokyo with you. I also enjoyed conversation with your party. I know you are still in Japan. Have a nice journey.


Phillip M.

5 / 5
Sep 6, 2023

Tokyo overview

Amazing experience. I only had a day in Tokyo. I told him Id like to see as much as possible. When I was originally looking guides were telling me 4 or five locations max. With Toshihiro we had a big plan. Covered so much ground! I saw a ton! I had specifics that I had to cover (presents for my kids and wife and GREAT SUSHI!!! He delivered! Lots of walking, but with Toshihiro beside me I never had to think about logistics or strategy, he took care of everything. I think today I rode every subway in town, and his plan is super efficient! I can not recommend him highly enough, and guarantee that friends of mine that travel to Tokyo will be given his name

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the excellent tour review, Phillip-san. Your request was to see as much as possible in Tokyo within one day from early morning to late evening. I made a special itinerary. Honestly speaking, I thought that you would not be able to visit all places because you would be tired. In my experience, many tourists had given up finishing the itinerary in case that they had planned to visit too many places. But you easily did it. And you didn't forget to purchase a lot of gifts for your wife and children. It is not a cheap souvenir. You chose truly valuable items for your family. I am really impressed with your attitude. I am sure that your family will be very glad about your return to home. Next time, please come to Japan with your family.


Martine P.

5 / 5
Sep 4, 2023

A taste of atomyo

This tour was the perfect first day in Tokyo. It provides a chance to see most of the major sites and to become acquainted with the city's metro system with an expert. Toshihiro was extremely knowledgeable, answered all questions intentionally, and was extremely thoughtful in ensuring cultural differences were not a barrier. I so enjoyed my day with him and wish I could have him accompany me for the rest of my time in Tokyo.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the marvelous tour review, Martine-san. You had learned Japanese language, and had studied well about the history, culture and food of Japan. Your questions were very insightful, I enjoyed conversations with you. I must highly appreciate your attitude to experience the life style of this country. Your stay in Japan is only several days, but I am sure that you will understand the uniqueness of the country. I hope that you will come to Japan again in the near future with several weeks itinerary.


Julie R.

5 / 5
Aug 24, 2023

Tokyo highlighted

Toshi was an amazing guide. He had lots of suggestions so i saw what i wanted to see at my pace. He had a wealth oh knowledge about Tokyo past and present so i really understood how the city has developed. Toshi helped me understand the train system how to get around. He also made sure i knew the local customs and what not to do. Thanks for the day.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the fantastic tour review, Julie-san. You are interested in various aspects of Japan, especially history and food. I am happy to hear that you saw what you wanted to see at your pace. I enjoyed conversation with you. I am sure that you understand the train system well. I think that you are still in Tokyo and will visit another area in Japan. Please have a good time.

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