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  • Ban’ei Tokachi (Obihiro Racecourse)
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    4.0
    466 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.

    Amazing spectacle. Very cheap to get in 100 y. Horses pulling heavy sleds on a sand track. Very unique.

  • Nakayama Racecourse
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    4.0
    132 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).

    We went to Nakayama Races on Christmas Day by car from Shinagawa which took about 30mins. We were lucky to get a park near the racecourse but there is not much parking available. You can travel by...

  • Sapporo Racecourse
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    4.0
    110 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.

    This summer the horse racing started from 28 July to 2 September. Today is free entry for ladies. Take JR to Soen station and take free shuttle bus to the Racecourse. Entry free is JPY100/ pax...

  • JRA Chukyo Racecourse
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
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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.

    中京圏唯一のJRA競馬場。G1開催場所でもあるが、小さい競馬場ですので、重賞以上が開催されるときは非常ににぎわっています。

  • 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.

    馬が間近で見れるのが良いですね 北海道って感じがします 涼しくて良いですね 子供も楽しめるかと思いますよ。

  • Tokyo Racecourse
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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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.

    東京競馬場のフードコート付近の階段を上がった二階にあるお蕎麦やさんです。カレーや丼ものもあります。カツ丼とかけそばを注文しました。ボリュウムは少なめに感じましたが、美味しくいただきました。テーブルにほうじ茶の入ったポットとが置いてあり、飲み放題でした。 競馬場は4レースの後のお昼の時間は混雑するので、その前にお店に入りました。有人窓口で食券を買って入ります。店内は広くゆったりしてます。奥にモニター...

  • JRA Miho Training Center (Turf Plaza)
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    Ibaraki Inashiki-gun Mihomura
    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.
  • Autoland Techno
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Hanshin Racecourse
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    4.0
    128 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!

  • Hakodate Racecourse
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    4.0
    112 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kyoto Racecourse
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku

    A very enjoyable experience. I love going to the races in Australia and was quite excited to be able to attend a race meet in Kyoto. I was fortunate to be there for a Group 1 race. I would...

  • Kokura Racecourse
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    4.0
    83 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。

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

    初めて競馬場に行きましたが、とてもキレイで驚きました。8月は関屋記念があります。中は冷房完備だし、ファミリーや女性もいて、思ったより入りやすいです。豊栄駅からバスに乗るのが近いですが本数がないので、新潟駅南口からバスに乗った方がいいですね。

  • Kawasaki Racecourse
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Fujimi 1-chome 5-1

    川崎競馬場で初めてナイター競馬を見ましたが綺麗した。 それと馬場内にある遊具がとても立派で驚きました。あれら子どもが大喜びだと思います。 街中に有るのでシャトルバスでも電車でも徒歩でも、アクセスが簡単なのが良いと思いました。

  • Saga Racecourse
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tokoname Boat race stadium
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Shinkaicho 4-chome 111

    Large building, maybe good for other events if you need a large space. It is used occasionally for local ceramic events, I cant imagine why anyone would desire to sit and watch boats go round and...

  • 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...

  • Funabashi Racecourse
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Chiba Funabashi Wakamatsu 1-chome 2-1

    Entry is just a few dollars. It was nice to hear the hooves charging down the track. Placed a few bets but lost.... Still, had a good time.

  • Winds Dotonbori
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Dotonbori 1-chome 3-3

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