Running in Japan

Himeji Castle Marathon

"Running in Japan" introduces Japanese running culture to the world. Canadian expat and running advisor Brett Larner takes part in exciting running events across Japan in order to meet other runners and find out what they love about running.


Of the 70 full marathons held annually in Japan, the Himeji Castle Marathon is relatively new, yet it attracts many runners from throughout Japan as well as from overseas. Our running reporter, Brett Larner takes on this marathon with a camera in-hand in order to give a first-person point-of-view of this unique race. With a scenic start and finish, enthusiastic volunteers and spectators and lively local events, the city of Himeji puts on a marathon to be proud of!

NHK WORLD