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Kyoto Marathon 2013


KIE Exclusive: 2013 Kyoto Marathon Land Package

 NEW DEADLINE: January 7, 2013

KIE announces the 2013 Kyoto Marathon land package! This 2nd annual race will be held on March 10, 2013. Our exclusive package guarantees you entry into this prestigious marathon. No waiting for the lottery! This event raises funds for the Great East Japan Reconstruction following 2011's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Northeastern Japan. Join the Japanese community, support a great cause, and reach your personal goals at the Kyoto Marathon!


The marathon will start from the Nishikyogoku Sport Park and finish in front of the Heian Shrine. Runners will run along the Kamo River, past seven World Heritage sites, and along the five hills famous for their August festival bonfires. About 15,000 runners are expected to attend this event.

Heian Shrine

KIE’s Kyoto Marathon Land Package includes:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations
  • Guaranteed entry into the marathon
  • Daily breakfast


Contact 1-855-GROUPS-9 (476-8779) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and an application form.


Let Kintetsu take you there!





  RATES (All rates are per person)





Single Supplement

Extra Night

(Twin, with Breakfast)

Extra Night

(Single, with Breakfast)

Hotel Vista $692 $442 $79 or $201 $114 $141 or $176
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel $718 $468 $70 or $315 $123 $149 or $228
Westin Miyako Kyoto $902 $652 $280 $184 $272






March 7th (Thursday)

Depart the U.S.


March 8th (Friday)

Arrive in Japan

Hotel in Kyoto

March 9th (Saturday)

Check-in / Allocation of racing numbers this day only at Kyoto International Exhibition Hall, "Miyako-Messe" (approx. 10:30 am – 7:00 pm)

Hotel in Kyoto

March 10th (Sunday)

Day of Marathon!
Race starts at 8:30 am


Hotel in Kyoto

March 11th (Monday)

Depart Kyoto hotel for airport...or ask KIE about extending your stay!





  1. Land package subject to availability. Air not included. Please contact us for the best available airfare!
  2. Donation to the Great East Asia Earthqake Reconstruction Support is not included in the package (different from last year). All participants are welcome to donate any amount starting at and in increments of 500 yen at time of booking. However, this is not mandatory.
  3. Transfer from hotel to starting point is not included. It is recommended to take public transportation (subway).
  4. Transfer from finish line to hotel is not included. It is recommended to take public transportation (subway).
  5. Breakfast is included in the package but can be excluded.
  6. DEADLINE FOR BOOKING PACKAGE: Monday, November 26, 2012 Monday, January 7, 2013.
  7. Travel insurance is recommended for all participants. Please visit for more information.
  8. For more detailed information on Kyoto Marathon's official Terms and Conditions, please visit the official website:
  9. Please download the Kyoto Marathon 2013 English brochure here:


Booking Procedures:

  1. Contact KIE at 1-855-GROUPS-9 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the application form.
  2. Passengers’ passport names are required to hold the reservation.
  3. $300 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking.
  4. Final payment due on Monday, November 26, 2012 Monday, January 7, 2013.


Marathon requirements:

  1. Participants must have been born before April 1, 1994.
  2. Applicants must be able to complete the race within 5 hours and 40 minutes.
  3. Marathon Terms and Conditions:
  4. In the case of event cancellation caused for any reason beyond the organizer's control, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  5. Only the registered applicant is eligible to compete in the race. Substitutions are not permitted.
  6. The wearing of unusual attire (such as costumes) by race participants is prohibited. The carrying or exhibition of advertising, trademarks or company names is not permitted.


Land Package Cancellation policy:

  1. Before January 7th - $300 deposit
  2. January 8th and after – 100% non-refundable


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