Japan’s horse races, Tokyo or Ohi or Nakayama racetracks
Horse racing is nowaday an amusement place where everyone can have fun.
Guests can also visit the nearby paddock and admire the impressive racehorses.
Where to Go
★ Departure time : 9: 00 (Tokyo racecourse or Nakayama racecourse), 13:30 (Ohi racecourse)
- Day trip with english speaking tour leader
What is your image of the horse racing environment in Japan?
This stereotype has now disappeared, the racetrack has become a real family theme park where anyone can visit.
The first association organizes the races of the Tokyo racecourse and Nakayama racecourses, the local races being those of Ohi, in Tokyo area.
The central horse racings take place on weekends and each racecourse tries to make more entertainment elments in order to attract families & visitors.
In case of the Ohi horse racing, sometimes we can watch evening horse races called" twincle races". Since it starts in the evenings, office workers can watch after their work. And therefore, the Ohi horse racing places many food shops and installed illuminations to entertain those people while they watch horseracings.
Regarding the betting, you could start from 100 yen on a horse just for fun without risking betting all your fortune into play!
No need to worry about the rules, the tour leader will explain how to bet and get the refund.
In addition, visiting the paddock, you could see horses and jockeys just before the race.
There you would have the opportunity to admire true champions.
Actually, the best jockeys of “Central Horse Racing” are the French Christophe Lemaire and the Italian Mirco Demuro.
This experience would be a fun for a beginner and would be a good opportunity to compare with your country for the one who once bet.
Not far from the Tokyo racecourse, you can visit the Okunitama Shrine and on the way to go back to Tokyo, you have several touristic places like the Edo-Tokyo architectual open-air musium where you could see many ancient restored mansions dating from Edo era, or you can visit popular places such as Inokashira Park, Kichijoji or Koenji.
You could also go to the Kasai Rinkai Park via the traditional district of "Monzen Nakamachi", or via "Ryogoku" known as sacred place of Sumo wrestlers where the Sumida Hokusai Museum and the Japanese sword museum stand.
Return detail: The tour ends at the racecourse visited, The tour leader will explain you the way back to your hotel.
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