22 August 2017, 11am
Sun 26 November 2017
The course runs along the main avenues of Osaka and past the main sights including Osaka Castle, the Dotonbori Area and Midosuji Street. Runners are cheered on by an audience of hundreds of thousands spread all along the course, the largest number of spectators in Japan.
Japanese culture permeates Osaka. Bunraku is cited as part of the World Intangible Cultural Heritage and along with various food cultures is rooted in Osaka. There are also many historical and traditional sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle.
Osaka is close to the cities of Kyoto, Nara and Kobe – each blessed with their own particular cultural heritage representing Japanese history and tradition.
If you come to Osaka you will not only experience a top-class marathon but also be able to enjoy many different Japanese attractions as well.
Entries are closed for this year’s race on 26 November but registration opens every spring so check out our website and Facebook page.