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Gamble Tokyo - Horse Race betting tour

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5h $ 90 Price up to 5 people


  • Visiting Horse Racing Course of JRA (Japan Racing Association) or one of the Off-Track Betting Facilities with explanation of how to bet.
  • In case of Tokyo area, JRA races are held in either Tokyo Racecourse (Fuchu, west of Tokyo) or Nakayama Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba).

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90.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Visiting Horse Racing Course of JRA (Japan Racing Association) or Off-Track Betting Facilities (WINS) near your hotel.
How to bet your money on horses and background of the race are explained by the guide of this tour.

What to Expect

Recently Japanese horses are getting strong. Some horses run in overseas prestigious races like Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Horse racing is getting popular among Japanese people and would be the most typical gamble. You will enjoy not only horse racing itself but also watching how Japanese people are distracted on weekend. In case of a tour to the horse racing course, it is possible to see inside race course as general amusement place for Japanese people. In case of visiting WINS, you can choose Off-Track Betting Facilities near your hotel.
If you are lucky, you will get money (but it is NOT guaranteed).

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  • Visiting Horse Racing Course of JRA (Japan Racing Association) or one of the Off-Track Betting Facilities with explanation of how to bet.
  • In case of Tokyo area, JRA races are held in either Tokyo Racecourse (Fuchu, west of Tokyo) or Nakayama Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba).


This tour is basically available on every Saturday and Sunday, but also sometimes on Monday of national holiday when JRA (Japan Racing Association) horse race is held.

If your hotel is located in 23 wards of Tokyo, pick-up fee to the hotel is free.
Tours are basically walking tours using local transportation (trains and subways). Please mention if you would like to use a taxi or a private hire.

In spring, autumn and winter, JRA horse races are held in Tokyo area in either Tokyo Racecourse (Fuchu, west of Tokyo) or Nakayama Racecourse (Funabashi, Chiba).
In summer, JRA horse races are held in local sites in Japan and this tour is done by visiting one of the Off-Track Betting Facilities (WINS) in Tokyo (or Yokohama) near your hotel.
Detailed information on schedule of JRA races can be obtained from JRA English web site.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Tokyo area.
What‘s not included
Transportation fee from the hotel to the Race Course (you and guide), Lunch, Entrance fee into the Race Course, Horse racing newspaper, Betting fee.
Pen (ball-point pen or felt tip pen, etc.) shall be prepared by you to fill the mark sheets for betting.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).
5 hours
Starting time
10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 50 )
Leslie Leslie Canada ( Solo )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ One day in Tokyo ”

I was on a quick layover and only had about 6 hours to see as much of Tokyo as possible. Toshihiro was able to help me see everything on my list and provided some history and fun facts along the way. He also was kind enough to meet me at the airport in the morning and ensured I boarded the right train back to the airport later that afternoon. Thank you Toshihiro!


Dear Leslie-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was just a six hours layover that you were in Tokyo for sightseeing. I appreciate that you did a Tokyo tour in your busy schedule. But Haneda airport is located a little bit far from major tourist spots in Tokyo. Not only Tokyo but many other Japanese cities have a lot of exciting and interesting destinations. I recommend you do Japan tour for two or three weeks next time. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lim Lim Malaysia ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe ”

Toshihiro-san is very knowledgeable with Tokyo subway and this helps to save a lot of time on moving from one itinerary to another. We are very particularly grateful to Toshihiro-san for helping us to get the tickets to Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe in Akihabara. Also greatly appreciate helping us to order food at Tsukiji market and trying out monjayaki at Monja Street.


Dear Lim-san, Thank you for the tour review. Your hotel was located at Ginza area, it was easy to visit tourist spots like Tsukiji fish market and Tsukishima Monja street. I am not so familiar with Japanese Anime culture, but I am sure that you enjoyed Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe in Akihabara with your daughters. Malaysia is not far from Japan. Please come to Tokyo again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Azhari Azhari Malaysia ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Stressed free visits around Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura and Enoshima Island ”

Toshihiro-san or uncle Toshi is like family bringing you around Tokyo. Not so formal but more like a friend. Great communication up to the travelling day and he answered a lot of questions from me. My family and I have some requirements due to our travelling pack but Toshi-san accomodate us completely. Hakone have beautiful mountains and excellent My Fuji view, Kamakura have beautiful shrines, Enoshima island have great view and night light show, and Tokyo was a blast. Toshi-san shared a lot of Japanese histories as we walk around the path. We had great farewell dinner eating Wagyu at Gyumon in Shibuya for our parting. I will separate my review for others convinience below; 1) Family with children with stroller/Pram Toshi-san helped us navigate the maze of Tokyo by helping to search fo... read more


Dear Azhari-san, Thank you for the detailed tour review, and calling me uncle Toshi. It was amazing three days for me to guide your family. Sometimes I made mistakes during the tour especially directions to go with stroller, but you generously assisted me many times. You gave me a lot of information like where you would like to visit and what you would like to do clearly. I could make preparation well. But we needed to change original itinerary because my estimation of spending time on each spot was not right. In spite of such situation, you seemed to enjoy the tour as if something unexpected is pleasure of travel. Thank you very much. I visited your country Malaysia once about ten years ago. It was interesting time to compare your tropical resort island Langkawi with Enoshima. ... read more

Tanya Tanya Australia ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Very worthwhile ”

We had Toshi as a personal guide around Tokyo for 6 hours after we landed. He met us at our hotel and showed us some main attractions as well as less known ones. The day was not rushed, yet we saw many sights. We learned how to use the rail network system and Toshi related really well with our whole group, including 2 teenagers. Such a great investment and I would really recommend having his local expertise help to settle into a busy city. Thank you so much, we still talk about that great day!


Dear Tanya-san, Thank you for the glorious tour review and hiring me as a your tour guide in spite that you were very tired of early morning arrival after over night flight. I went to Australia several decades ago in 1985, and it was nice and useful information that you explained me how your country has changed. I was impressed with your good skill of using chopsticks. It was only 6 hours tour, but amazing time for me. Best regards, Toshihiro

Steven Steven Australia ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ The day around Tokyo ”

Had a fantastic day with Toshihiro-san as our private guide. He was very well planned and organised. Toshi knew exactly where to take us, very knowledgeable. We saw so much of the city that we would not have been able to see by ourselves. Highly recommend Toshi as your guide. Thanks again Toshi.., regards Steve and John


Dear Steve-san and John-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It is my pleasure to introduce this city Tokyo to the people in the world. I also enjoyed the tour. You sometimes asked me high-level questions about Japanese history and culture. I am relieved by reading your comment that I am knowledgeable. I felt that I need to study harder to explain Japanese history and culture more clearly. Best regards, Toshihiro

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