Road, City. One of the six world majors
Flat, busy. Good support.
Large, noisy. Disappointing for race gear.
Start Line / Aid Stations
Well organised start area. Frequent aid stations but advertised nutritional products hard to find.
Good quality medal and t-shirt. Sizes surprisingly large.
Expensive. We stayed at Keio Plaza Hotel on the start line.
Bewildering. Often advertised at street level but high up in buildings. Don’t be put off by plastic replicas of food – not an indication of quality.
Tokyo is very expansive. Need to master the underground system to get about. Chaotic and tiring. Take care not to overdo the sight seeing before race. Download Google translate!