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Gamble Tokyo - Horse Race betting tour

5 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Spanish ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshihiro.

  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo (or the place you designate).

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central 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.


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 done by using public transportation like trains.

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 135 )
4.8 (135) Reviews
Very Good
Joshua Joshua United States ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Informative and flexible ”

Recently we had a very limited amount of time in Tokyo while on a layover. Toshihiro was able to put together an itinerary that worked for our schedule and gave us a taste of Tokyo. He was very communicative and pleasant to spend time with. I would highly recommend his services


Dear Joshua-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. Your stay in Japan was very short as a layover back from Australia to US. You did a Tokyo tour only five hours before going to Narita airport. But I need to appreciate your decision of having done Tokyo sightseeing in such short time. You had good knowledge about Japanese culture and history. You definitely like Japanese food. Please come to Japan again next time with more than two weeks. Best regards, Toshihiro

Louise Louise Japan
Very Good
6 days ago

“ A Rainy Day in Tokyo ”

It was a very wet day in Tokyo, so Toshihiro and I decided to start with the Edo Museum. This was a good decision as it gives the history of Tokyo and it is a lovely museum. We then walked around some of the areas I had wanted to visit, but the weather was not good. Toshihiro was adaptable and very informative


Dear Louise-san, Thank you for the tour review. Unfortunately it was heavy rainy day. Original plan was going to Japanese garden, but it was not recommended to visit on the strong rainy day. I thought that indoor Edo Museum was much better than outside walking. Thank you for the acceptance of sudden itinerary change. Best regards, Toshihiro

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Amazing Day Touring Tokyo East Side ”

Toshihiro was everything my husband and I could have wished for in a tour guide during our honeymoon to Japan. Prior to our trip, Toshihiro was very responsive and accommodated all of our requests when creating our itinerary. He also gave his own feedback on what was worth and not worth including. He picked us up from our hotel early in the morning on our first day after arriving and led us on a day full of sightseeing. When we had some last minute changes we wanted to make to our itinerary, he was super flexible and made changes accordingly. We had a wonderful day with Toshihiro seeing the East Side of Tokyo and navigating the subway system. He brought us to an amazing stall at the fish market where my husband had what he claims to be the best fatty tuna he has ever had. Toshihiro was a p... read more


Dear Nicole-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I think it is truly honorable that I could work as a tour guide for your honeymoon. You surveyed well about Tokyo before coming to Japan. You were very cooperative to create the itinerary by informing me of your favorite style of the tour and explaining me clearly about food you eat. It was easy and fun for me to make a travel plan flexibly for you according to the weather condition or progress of the tour. Actually I enjoyed two days tour of both Tokyo and Hakone with you because you knew well about Japanese history and culture, and asked me insightful questions. It was really fruitful conversation for me. Coincidentally your father and mother came to Japan at almost same time, and you introduced me to your parents. You ... read more

Dayna Dayna United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Excellent visit to Tokyo! ”

Toshihiro-San has a commanding knowledge of the historical landmarks of Tokyo and provided a very fun tour of the areas that we’re interested in. His service for navigating the subway system was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed the tour tremendously due to his guidance. Thanks a lot Toshihiro-San! We highly recommend him as a tour guide.


Dear Dayna-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. Unfortunately it was a rainy day in Tokyo. But owing to your understanding and patience, I could offer the customized fun tour for you. I was impressed with your good skill of taking photos. I appreciate your attitude of trying various Japanese food. It was also a fun day for me. Please come to Japan again. I recommend at the end of March to take photos of beautiful cherry blossoms. Best regards, Toshihiro

Tammy Tammy United States
1 week ago

“ Excellent visit to Tokyo with Toshi's guidance! ”

Toshi was an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable, informative, kind, and patient. My family and I are delighted to have his guidance during our visit to Tokyo. His service for just navigating Subway system alone is worthy, Japan subway system can be very overwhelming even for those who are used to NY subway. We booked Toshi for our tour of Tokyo on the 2nd day and 4th day of our stay, which we throughly enjoyed. My children wished that Toshi were with us when went out by ourselves:-) We highly recommend Toshi to anyone who visiting Tokyo.


Dear Tammy-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved to hear that you were delighted by my guide in Tokyo. You already visited some areas by yourselves before my tour. I needed to select other places. But you informed me clearly what kind of places you would like to visit with me. As there are two children in your family, I mainly chose popular spots among young people to visit in both east and west parts of Tokyo during two days. I felt that your family people treated me as your friend or relative. I could do the tour with very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

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