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Japan Cup

23rd - 24th November 2024

Japan Cup

Our Japan Cup Experiences

Japan Cup Experience

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Asia's most prestigious race! Our experience offers you three nights in Sapporo discovering the amazing sights and cuisine, followed by five nights in Tokyo taking in two fantastic days racing alongside a number of incredible excursions!

What's included?

- Three nights accommodation at the 4* Mercure Sapporo Hotel

- Five nights accommodation at the 4* Hilton Hotel Shinjuku

- Welcome dinner & drinks

- Half day Sapporo tour including Ski Jump, Nijo Fish Market, Sapporo Beer Museum and lunch

- Visit to the famous Paca Paca Farm

- Visit to Darley pre-training facility at Castle Park

Stallion Parade at Darley's Stallion Farm

- Mt Fuji full day tour or Tsukiji Fish Market tour

- Guided Tokyo city tour

- Grandstand seats at Fuchu Racecourse for Saturday's racing

- VIP Hospitality for the Japan Cup including all-inclusive food & drinks package

- All travel & race day transfers throughout including Sapporo to Tokyo flight & local train card

- Services of an experience tour leader throughout

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from £3,695.00

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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.

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Example Itinerary

Below is an example itinerary based on our eight night experience staying in both Sapporo and Tokyo. As noted above, trip extensions are available should you wish to extend your time in Japan or visit another destination!

Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Sunday 17th 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.

Celebrity Preview

Our trip to the 2023 Japan Cup

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".

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