traditional fujisan marathon 富士山マラソン

There will be multiple mentions of Mt. Fuji in this article, but this is the most basic of the marathons held around the famous mountain. The course runs around two lakes, Kawakuchiko, and Saiko. Since this Japanese marathon is in autumn, you will be greeted with amazing fall foliage and pleasantly cool weather to keep you going. The fee for participating in this event is 12,500 yen and overseas participants are also very welcome.

Of course, Mt. Fuji offers more than stunning views-it also gives those tough enough to do so opportunities to test themselves with the even longer, more difficult challenges that come with an ultra marathon! See below for that and another ultra marathon in Japan that lets you swoop fleet-footed through traditional old towns.

8 Best Marathons in Japan from Beginner to Hardcore - PLAZA HOMES
Whether you're looking for a marathon in Japan to test your mettle or just want to run with everybody, find your feet in one of these 8 great Japanese races.