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Japan Cup Experiences
Embark on our 2024 Japan Cup tour and immerse yourself in the excitement of Asia's most prestigious race! Join us for three nights in Sapporo, where you'll discover amazing sights and cuisine and visit Paca Paca Farm and three of Godolphin’s great training and breeding facilities. Then, venture to Tokyo for five nights embracing the thrill of two fantastic days at the racetrack alongside exploring everything Tokyo has to offer.
Trip extensions on the end of the trip whilst staying in Tokyo are possible if desired.
Flights can also be included, on request.
Japan Cup Experience
17th - 25th November 2024
Our Japan Cup experience begins with 3 nights in Sapporo to discover all that makes Japanese breeding and racing so strong with a visit to Paca Paca Farm and three of Godolphin’s great training and breeding facilities.
Located in the popular district of Susukino is your 4* accommodation at Mercure Sapporo Hotel. Susukino is a popular entertainment district renowned for its electric atmosphere. There's plenty to do with nearby shops and tourists attractions and a huge selection of bars and restaurants.
After this, we fly to Tokyo for five nights in this amazing city to explore what makes it so special including a visit to Mt Fuji before we have two fantastic days at Tokyo Racecourse. Located in one of the "must visit" areas of Tokyo - Shinjuku, is your 4.5* accommodation at Keio Plaza. Shinjuku is big, bright and busy with an array of shopping centres, beautiful parks, bars, restaurants unique buildings and much more.
About the Japan Cup
The Japan Cup is one of the most prestigious horse races in Japan. It is contested on the last Sunday of November in Fuchu, Tokyo over a distance of 2400 meters (about 1 1⁄2 miles) with a purse of ¥476 million (about £3.2 million).
During a relatively short history, the race has established itself as an international contest with winners from Japan, North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy.
The race has produced some of the most memorable finishes seen in Japanese racing. Along with the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Melbourne Cup and the Breeders' Cup, the race ranks as one of the great end-of-year events.
Sunday 17 November 2024
After checking into the Mercure Sapporo Hotel and a freshen up, we’ll meet at the hotel for some welcome drinks and then head out for a fabulous local dinner so we can get to know each other and plan our week ahead.
Below is an example itinerary based on eight nights accommodation.
Our trip to the Japan Cup 2023
Our customers headed to Japan for a fantastic tour and racing at one of the biggest racecourses in the world.
The trip started in Sapporo visiting the most prestigious breeding operations in Japan. They then headed to Tokyo for a few days of sightseeing before the weekend of racing.
It was an incredible two days of action witnessing Equinox winning with Christophe Lemaire and becoming the world's top-rated horse.
"Tours are always well organised and while they centre around the horse racing event they also organise plenty of other activities to discover the city or country you are visiting – Highly Recommend".