Come to Tokyo and have a run

  For those who want to run a marathon, those who want a simple morning run, those who want to be Mario roaming Tokyo, this is the city exploration guide for you.
  Be a Mario
  in Tokyo. In Tokyo’s most prosperous road, the convoys dressed in Mario costumes and driving red karts roaring past often attract the attention of passers-by. This series of events is organized by a Japanese kart rental company called Akiba Cart. In Japan, such karts are legal on the road. As long as you hold the “Japan’s first type of ordinary motor vehicle driver’s license”, you can drive a go-kart on the streets of Tokyo while cosplaying (role-playing).
  Thanks to customer donations of cosplay costumes, with any luck, you’ll get a free Mario costume. You can also bring your own cosplay clothes. If you don’t have a driver’s license, Akiba Cart can also provide drivers in cosplay costumes for foreign tourists, but you need to pay a driver fee of 2,000 yen/hour (about 100 yuan).
  This special experience needs to be reserved in advance on the official website of Akiba Cart. If you have a Japanese driver’s license, remember to bring it with you.
  A city marathon
  Since 2007, the Tokyo Marathon has been held every February (except March 2009), which can be described as a major event in Tokyo every year. The contestants include not only professional runners, but also many marathon enthusiasts from all over the world.
  The marathon route starts from Shinjuku District and passes through a series of famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo, covering landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, Tokyo Tower and so on.
  Let’s take a look at the specific route: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office – Iidabashi – Kanda – Nihonbashi – Asakusa Kaminarimon – Ryogoku – Monzen Nakacho – Ginza – Takanawa – Hibiya – Tokyo Station, Xingxing Avenue.
  At the same time, the Tokyo Marathon also provides a 10-kilometer running line for teenagers aged 16 to 18 or people with visual/intellectual disabilities and organ transplants over the age of 16: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office – Iidabashi – Kanda – Nihonbashi, The premise is that they can complete the 10 kilometers in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  Generally speaking, if you want to participate in the full marathon, you must meet a prerequisite – be 19 years old by the date of the conference. The specific qualifications for participating are divided into the following categories: “general runners” who can complete the full marathon within 6 hours and 40 minutes, “quasi-professional athletes” who have been recognized and recommended by the “RUN as ONE-Tokyo Marathon” project, and of course There are professional athletes and wheelchair marathon runners.

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