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.
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).
At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).
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).
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area.
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.
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.
Toshihiro San was an amazing guide for our first trip to Tokyo. He made sure we got to see all we asked him for. Not only that, he went way above and beyond finding things we wanted to eat in Tsukiji Market! My kids found him very interested and kind. We were lucky to have him as our guide. Thanks Toshihiro San!
Thank you for the excellent tour review, Nenu-san. I was surprised as you investigated well about the street food in Tsukiji market. You have good knowledge on Japanese traditional and modern diet. You know the value of Japanese cuisine. Not only food, but you are also interested in Japanese culture, history, architecture and life style. It was very good experience for me to learn more as a tour guide. Thank you again. You said that you will go to the western part of Japan from now. Please enjoy the rest of days during your Japan tour.
All my respect for Toshihiro, very polite and attentive to show and explain everything that tourist want to know. Thank you for your time!
Thank you for the wonderful tour review, Adriana-san. I enjoyed the conversation with you during the tour. But it was very short time night tour. If possible, I would have liked to show you many exciting spots in Tokyo. I hope that you will come to Japan again in the future.
We had an amazing time in Tokyo with Toshihiro-san, this tour is indeed efficient, as announced, and it wasn't too hard on our feet. It was really interesting to learn some more about the local culture. Plus, he recommended one of the best sushi we've ever eaten!
Thank you for the marvelous tour review, Isis-san. I am really happy as you seem to be satisfied with the tour in Tokyo. We visited various places in one day, I was afraid that you were confused by a hard schedule. I am impressed with your interests on Japan for both modern technologies and traditional cultures, and that you understand the value of sushi. You are still young. Please come to Japan again in the future.
I had a great day today with Toshihiro. He was very happy to alter the agenda to accommodate me. He showed me how to efficiently navigate around the Tokyo train system. We visited the Tsukiji fish markets, parts of the Imperial Palace Gardens, Ueno Park, Harijuku and Shibuya areas. Toshihiro’s language skills are excellent and I had no trouble in understanding any of his explanations or descriptions of the places we visited. He was very knowledgeable and provided brief history lessons along the way. Toshihiro was polite and considerate and I had a very pleasant day with him.
Thank you very much for the quick and amazing tour review, Cheryle-san. You came to Japan several days ago. You informed me what kind of places you would like to visit today clearly. It was easy to update the itinerary. You had already travelled many countries in the world. You gave me insightful comments on Japan. I felt that I could find the unique feature of Japan more and more. It was really fruitful time for me as a tour guide. Thank you very much again. You plan to stay in Japan for more several weeks. I must appreciate your decision that you chose Japan as a destination of long vacation. You will visit various cities in Japan and go back to Australia. I wish you a pleasant voyage.