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Gamble Tokyo - Horse Race betting tour

(83) Reviews
5h $ 91 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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91.00 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 ( 83 )
Lucero Lucero Australia ( Solo )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ Lovely and Helpful ”

I was very happy with Toshihiro as a guide. He was a tremendous help with sorting out my Rail Pass and explaining the transportation system. We started at Hokusai museum which is a must. He knows a lot of history, will avoid the tourist traps and accompanied me back to my hotel at the end of a busy day.


Dear Lucero-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You must have been very tired as your flight to Tokyo was tremendously delayed. But you joined my tour as scheduled. It was my first time to visit Hokusai museum. It was wonderful place to see one of the excellent painters in Japan. Thank you very much for your patience and new opportunity for me. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gill Gill United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Walking tour of Tokyo highlights ”

Toshihiro guided round some of the highlights of Tokyo on foot and public transport which was very interesting. He was informative and very happy to give us plenty of time for photos and looking at whatever we wanted. The sights were all fascinating and colourful. We did not want to go to museums and preferred to wander around the places popular with Japanese people. We had a lovely day and enjoyed our time with Toshihiro.


Dear Gill-san and Tony-san, Thank you for the fine tour review. You arrived at Tokyo by cruise ship in early morning and did Tokyo tour. I think that you were tired but I hope that you enjoyed the city watching in Tokyo. It was nice discussion for me to compare London with Tokyo, and Queen with Emperor. I could learn many things about UK and England. In some tourist spots, there were too many people. I hope that the photos would be good enough as memory of Tokyo. Best regards, Toshihiro

Katrina Katrina United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Excellent and helpful guide ”

Toshihiro gave us a great introduction to Tokyo, and built a tour around our interests. Highly recommended.


Dear Katrina-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You were especially interested in historical area in Tokyo. In Japan, emperor changed in this May. You gave me useful information on UK history and queen. Thank you. Best regards, Toshihiro

Roberto Roberto Italy ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ 3 fantastic days in Tokyo ”

The experience with Toshihiro was very good ; he is a very nice person and described us the city in a clear and complete way


Dear Roberto-san and Massimo-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. It was interesting moment for me to talk about Italy and soccer with you. I hope that Juventus will win next year's Europe Champions League. Best regards, Toshihiro

Carla Carla United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour guide with deep knowledge of Tokyo and its history ”

We hired Toshi for a 2 day tour in Tokyo and it was super worth it. He took us all around the city by subway - which saved time and money. He had extensive knowledge of the history of Tokyo and Japan which helped tremendously when visiting the different places and connecting the dots. We traveled to Kyoto after and a lot of what we learned with Toshi came in handy - it was great to understand more about Japan and also learned lots of historical facts. The tour itself was a great mix of traditional tourist attractions (Imperial palace gardens, shrines and ueno park) with key urban areas of Tokyo (Takeshita street, Shibuya). We had a really comprehensive schedule (8 hours each day) and visited multiple places that were all equally worth it - and Toshi just makes the experience super enjo... read more


Dear Carla-san and Jarrod-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was also wonderful time for me to walk around various area in Tokyo with you. I must apologize as I said "We don't need umbrella today", but it was slightly rainy in the Imperial place on the first day of the tour. Thank you for your patience. And I appreciate your multi language skill. Jarrod-san is a big person and one guy in Tsukiji market mistook him as a professional basketball player. But he is an extremely gentle person. I was really lucky to guide you. I am happy to hear that my explanation about Japanese history was useful when you were in Kyoto. From this May, new era came to Japan because emperor changed. You were in Tokyo at Heisei era. But we are now in Reiwa era. Please come to Japan aga... read more

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