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  • Ban’ei Tokachi (Obihiro Racecourse)
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    4.0
    489 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishijusanjouminami 9
    This racecourse in Obihiro City, Hokkaido is the only racecourse in the world where regular ban’ei races are held. Ban’ei horse racing is a race where horses compete against each other by pulling heavy weighted iron sleds. Horses are raced along a 200 meter long track over two slopes with the jockey riding on top of the sled while controlling the power and direction of the horse. At the racecourse you can find shops, a museum about horses, and a petting zoo where you can meet some of the animals. It’s a nice place to bring the children. They also conduct tours around the stables and other areas at extra charge.

    Drawn to this from some of the guide book reviews. We are not big horse racing fans or even regular betters but this was a brilliant event to visit. We even broke our journey Sapporo to Kushiro...

  • Hanshin Racecourse
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    4.0
    125 Reviews
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    Hyogo Takarazuka-shi Komanocho 1-1

    I love horses and my house is so closed to the races place! Just five minutes by bike! Lose or win was not my pursue! Just watched those beautiful horses!

  • Nakayama Racecourse
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Kosaku 1-1-1
    Nakayama Racecourse is located on Prefectural Route 180 in the Kosaku district of Funabashi City. Japan Racing Association (JRA) horse-races are held here on a regular basis, including G1 (Grade 1) races such as the Satsuki Sho (Satsuki Prize) in spring and the Arima Kinen (Arima Memorial Prize) towards the end of the year. On days when races are not being held at Nakayama Racecourse, visitors can buy betting slips for races held at other racecourses under the Parc-WINZ system, and watch the races on large display screens (there is free admission on these days).

    中山競馬場地下1階ファーストフードプラザにあるフライドチキンの店です。価格も良心的で食べ応えがあるフライドチキンが非常に美味しくおススメです。

  • Tokyo Racecourse
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    Tokyo Fuchushi Hiyoshichou 1-1
    This race track for horse racing operated by the Japan Racing Association and located in the Hiyoshi-cho district of Tokyo’s Fuchu City opened in 1933. It is famous for hosting a variety of large races such as the Japan Derby and Japan Cup. Inside the facility is a food court and shop carrying horse-racing merchandise, and visitors can enjoy shopping and eating or drinking here before or after a race. Also on the premises are the JRA Racing Museum, a Riding Center where visitors can touch the horses, a place to experience horse-drawn carriage rides, a park with playground equipment and a Japanese garden.
  • Mombetsu Racecourse
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Tomikawakomaoka 76-1
    This horse track is in Hidaka Town, Saru County. This is Hokkaido's only municipally run racecourse. At the Polaris Dome, connected to the main stands, you can watch the action projected on a giant screen or watch from semi-cover. They also have night races. In addition to the racecourse, there's a dining area with shops offering famous local delicacies perfect for families and couples.

    門別競馬場は国道235号線沿いにある競馬場です。北海道ケイバが開催される競馬場です。小さな競馬場ですが、ショップなども軒を連ねており、競馬ファンでなくても楽しむ事ができます。

  • JRA Chukyo Racecourse
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    Aichi Pref. Toyoakeshi Magomechou Shikita 1225
    This racecourse is located in Shikita, Magome-cho, Toyoake City. Construction of the course was completed, and the first Chukyo horserace was held in 1953. It underwent a major renovation in 2012, and in addition to holding the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in March and the Champions Cup GI races in December, the amusement park inside the racecourse grounds was made free on days other than event days.
  • Miho Training Center
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    Ibaraki Inashiki-gun Mihomura Mikoma 2500-2
    This training facility for racehorses is located in Mikoma, Miho Village, Inashiki County. As a focal point for the JRA (Japan Central Racing Association) in eastern Japan, many thoroughbred horses are trained here every day. On the 4th floor of the Public Information Center, the Turf Plaza, is open on Central horseracing days, (usually weekends) and public holidays on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Visitors can see the Southern Race Track and stables, as well as the G1 prize-winning panels belonging to Miho, their replica numbers and so on. There is also the possibility of seeing horses while they are training, depending on the season and time of day.
  • Sapporo Racecourse
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitajurokujounishi 16-1-1
    This track hosts one of the historic Hokkaido summer events, the Hokkaido Series. Thoroughly built to enjoy races from all vantage points, there is terrace seating from which one can look down on the full track, and turf-side seats where one can physically feel the thunder of the horses go by. At the park one can also enjoy a horse pulled wagon ride and other events to interact with horses. The park is equipped with a nursing room and baby beds, so that a family can enjoy the park even on days when there is no race. During the Saturdays and Sundays when the races are going on, there is a free courtesy bus leaving from the JR Soen Station and the Nijuyonken Station of the Tozai subway line.

    札幌競馬場スタンド内のフードコートは大変混み合いますが、ここはコース内の馬場にあるので勝負師?たちは入って来ません。家族連れや子供の為のスペースですのでファストフードとして出来あいのピラフやサンドイッチ、串カツなどがあります。

  • Kojima Boat Race (Kojima Boat Race Stadium)
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    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Kojimamotohamachou 6-3
    Kojima Boat Racing is a motorboat racing course located along Prefectural Route 21 in Motohama-cho, Kojima, in the city of Kurashiki. It fronts on the Inland Sea, and it is unusual in the degree to which the rising and falling tides affect the water’s surface. The racing course holds family-centered events, such as Boat Kids Park.
  • Autoland Techno
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi
    This rental cart course is located in Hannoki, Ishioka City. Customers can enjoy a racing experience in the sports carts, and, in addition to the race plan, which can be used by groups of more than three people, there is also a whole-course private hire plan and the option to bring your own cart onto the track. Also, on the second Saturday of every month, there is an all-you-can-ride day.
  • Kawasaki Racecourse
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Fujimi 1-chome 5-1

    2020年の元日に訪問しました。元日開催だけあり、かなりの混雑ぶりでした。大井に比べギャンブルに本気の人(控えめな表現)が多く、鉄火場のatmosphereを色濃く感じます。食べ物がおいしいのも良いですね。

  • Hakodate Racecourse
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Komabacho 12-2

    The Hakodate Racetrack is always crowded in the summer season. The Japanese people love tp see the beautiful horses and the wide open lush green turf racetrack. Ofcourse placing a few bets is always...

  • Niigata Racecourse
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
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    Niigata Niigata-shi Kita-ku Toyosaka Sasayama 3490

    コロナが流行ってからいけなかった遠征競馬を新潟で実施しました。天気もまずまずよく、1000m直線の競馬は見応えありますね。

  • Urawa Racecourse
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Minami-ku Oyaba 1-chome 8-42

    We were in Tokyo for the Japan Cup races a few days before so were surprised to be literally the only Westerners at Urawa for a days racing. This is a great track with superb viewing of the course...

  • Kokura Racecourse
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokuraminami-ku Kitagata 4-chome 5-1

    小倉競馬場が開催しているのは、二月と8月の土日です。 実際に開催しているかはJRAのウェブサイトを見れば確実に分かります。 馬が走る姿はとても綺麗でかっこいいので、とてもオススメです。

  • Saga Racecourse
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Tosu-shi Ejimamachi Nishiya 3256-228

    2019.10.13 佐賀競馬場に行ってきました。 新幹線で博多まで行き、レンタカーで競馬場に行きました。 博多から競馬場迄約1時間それほど遠くなかったです。 着いてみると巨大な駐車場 こんなに人がいるのかと思い中に入りましたが、やはりまばら。 日曜日とはいえこんなもんかなという感じでした。 中で中央競馬の馬券も変えるのでそちらに人が多いのかもしれません。 パドックも競馬場も地...

  • Kasamatsu Racecourse
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Gifu Hashima-gun Kasamatsucho Wakabacho 12

    オグリキャップが出た競馬場として有名です。基本的には地方競馬ではっきり言って客の入りはよくありません。木曽川堤防に当たる道路は桜がきれいで、競走馬横断注意という標識があったりして、競馬とは違う見どころもあります。

  • Kochi Racecourse
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Nagahamamiyata 2000

    町の外れにあるこじんまりとした競馬場。 アクセスの悪い場所にあるので 市内から桂浜に行く途中にあるので、機会があったら寄ってみるのも良いでしょう。

  • Gamagori Boat race stadium
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Aichi Gamagori-shi Takenoyacho Otashinden 1-1

    初めて来たのですが、かなり綺麗な施設でした。恐らくリニューアルしたばかり? JRと名鉄 ともに駅が近くにあり、徒歩で5分位だと思います。 素人の自分には予想が難しかったので、好きな色とか、選手の第一印象とかで、予想してみても、結構楽しめました。

  • Boat Race Omura
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Omura-shi Kushima 1-chome 15-1

    大村湾を望む地にあるボートレース大村。 日本で初めてボートレースが行われた地なのですね。 その歴史を垣間見ることができます。 それにしても、施設が立派です。 本場開催なら、目の前でレースも楽しめます。

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