5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

Jul 16, 2017


5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

 

For foreigners who live in Japan and love jogging as sports, which running spots do you usually take? Do you just jog around your home and still can’t find a proper route yet? Don’t worry, there are some good places for jogging with a pleasant view in Tokyo. Here are 5 best jogging routes that you might want to check out. Once you try these running spots, you will be addicted to visit there for running.

 

1. The Imperial Palace

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

 

For beginners, this is the best place you should go for jogging. This running spot became popular because of Tokyo Marathon and it’s still popular and famous according to the following reasons.

 

Good Points for Jogging Here:

□ 1 lap is about 5km not so hard even for beginners.
□ No signal lights during the routes so you can focus in running.
□ Nice view you can see while jogging such as Tokyo Tower, Sakurada Gate, etc.
□ There is a runners station which you can take a shower after running or a public bath  (sento) near this running route.
□You can jog in the night time as well with high security system.

 

Access from the Nearest Station:

If you take off the train from the following station, it’s connected directly with running route so very convenient and easy for access.

□ (Chiyoda Line) Nijyubashimae Station
□ (Tozai Line) Takebashi Station
□ (Yurakucho Line) Sakuradamon Station

 

2. Yoyogi Park

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

 

If you want to enjoy jogging and chilling for picnic, this park is the best for you. This park is famous for Hanami viewing so if you run during spring time, you can also enjoy the view of cherry blossoms while jogging. In autumn, you can also enjoy the view of autumn leaves. There are also ponds and fountain inside the park so you can chill out with the cool breeze during summer.

 

Good Points for Jogging Here:

□ 1 Lap is about 1.15km so if you want a quick jog, it’s the best place you should go.
□ You can count easily for distance due to  short laps.
□ Width of road is quite wide so you can jog without any crowded people.
□ Since it’s real park, there are bathroom and stall so free to go anytime
□ Lots of trees in the park so can jog under the shade of trees even in hot summer time.

 

Access from the Nearest Station:

Since this park is located near Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya, it’s very convenient to go.

□ (JR) Harajyuku Station 3 min walk
□ (Chiyoda Line) Yoyogikoen Station 3 min walk
□ (Fukutoshin Line) Meijijingumae Station 3 min walk
□ (Odakyu Line) Yoyogihachiman Station 6 min walk

 

3. Akasaka Palace

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

Akasaka Palace is the first national heirloom after Meiji Period in Japan. This palace is made by Neo-Baroque architects which exists as the only one in Japan.

 

Good Points for Jogging Here:

□ 1 lap is about 4 km it’s a perfect distance for sweating.
□ There are security guards in the daytime and also night time so it’s very safe to run.
□ Nice view while jogging such as the Roppingi Hills.
□ There are both flat roads and heavy slope while jogging so if you want a strict running route, it’s best for you.
□ There are many restaurants around this jogging spot so after you finish, you can enjoy lunch or dinner.
□ There are lines of gingko trees on the way for jogging so you can enjoy the view during autumn season.
□ There is a public bath near Yotsuya Station so you can go immediately after jogging.

 

Access from the Nearest Station:

□ (JR) Yotsuya Station 5 min walk
□ (JR) Shinanomachi Station 5 min walk
□ (Hanzomon Line) Aoyamaichome Station 5 min walk

 

4. Tama River

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

The major attraction of this jogging spot is that you can jog along the dry riverbed while enjoying the view.
The place is little bit far from the center of Tokyo but worth the running route. It’s like nature is one with the city and that is just so surreal!

 

Good Points for Jogging Here:

□1 lap is about 9.6km long so highly recommend for those who prefer full marathon.
□ You can enjoy the view of the river, train and also the match of amateur baseball field while jogging.
□ There are about 11 kinds of parks in the route so you can have many spots to take a rest.
□ Since there are no traffic signals, flat road all the way, so you can focus on jogging.

 

Access from the Nearest Station:

□(JR) Chuo Line Hamura Station 15 min walk
* It takes about 1 hour and 15 min from Tokyo Station.

 

 

5. Meguro River

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

 

If you go to Meguro River, you will see about 830 cherry trees along the river. This is very famous spot for cherry-blossom viewing in spring season.

 

Good Points for Jogging Here:

□ 1 lap is about 5km perfect distance for sweating.
□ You can enjoy the view of cherry-blossom in spring season both daytime and nighttime.
□ There is a public bath near the Nakameguro Station (5 min walk) which is very stylish and clean.
□ There are many restaurants and drinking spots (izakaya) in this area so you can enjoy beer after jogging.

 

Access from the Nearest Station:

□  ( Hibiya Line ) Nakameguro Station 5 min walk

 

5 Best Jogging Routes in Tokyo

 

Are you getting excited to go out for jogging now? Since there are several kinds of jogging routes in different areas, you can try different spots for a change of scenery so you won’t get bored easily. Throughout the year, you can enjoy the different magnificent view of each spots.

 

YAE/ Japan

 

 

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