So, I like to run. Since you are here, I’m guessing you do to. I will venture another guess and also assume that you are planning a trip or, even, to move to Japan. You want to run while you are over there and would like to figure out where to run, when to run, and if there is anything you should know beforehand.
That’s what this blog is about. Simply put, I hope to guide as many people as possible through the roads and trails of Japan.
Japan is where to go if you enjoy dualities: gigantic metropolises and tiny farming villages, futuristic technologies and millennial traditions, rigorous work ethics and crazy all you can drink parties… Through all these contradictions, one thing that keeps me centered is running, and Japan has its fair share of runners. Registering for races is often a race in itself since they tend to fill up quickly. Depending on the season and your location, running in Japan can be a real treat or a battle with the elements.
In case anyone is wondering, I’m a Canadian teacher who moved to Japan (permanently?) in 2010. I am not an elite runner but I wouldn’t say I’m “slow” either. Running is very important to me and I think it’s an amazing way to explore a new environment as well as a great opportunity for introspection. So, yeah. I like to run…