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Train for the Mount Fuji Run

Running is one of Japan’s most treasured sporting traditions - this trip not only challenges the serious runner but also enables you to experience some unique parts of Japan’s countryside as you train for one of the toughest mountain runs in the world.

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Day 1:  Arrival to Tokyo and group dinner
Day 2:  In the morning we run 10km around Edo Castle’s imperial palace moat - a mecca for Tokyo’s runners.  Afternoon at leisure to explore Tokyo.
Day 3:  Travel to Kamakura for two runs - the 6km Tenen course followed by the 4.5km Daibutsu/Kuzukaragaoka course.
Day 4:  Travel to Hakone and a chance to explore Owakudani.  Hakone is famous for its hot springs.
Day 5:  A big running day with a 3-4 hour course across the crests of Mt.Kintoki, Mt.Nagao, and Mt.Marudake.
Day 6:  A day of leisure around Lake Kawaguchi at the foot of Mt.Fuji - there is a 23km flat course run available, or go for a hike, rent a bike, or visit the museum.
Day 7:  We run 15-20km around Shoujinnko and Motosuko.  The course is surrounded by 1200 year old forest.
Day 8:  We run one of the most famous trail courses in Japan (9.5km or 18km) - includes views of Mt. Fuji and Ashiwadayama.
Day 9:  Departure

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