Discover some heartwarming aspects of Japan

In Japan, there are beautiful villages called 'satoyama'—sato means home-land and yama means mountain—where people have been living in harmony with nature from long ago.

In satoyama, there are well-maintained, lovely sceneries that exist because people live there peacefully, alongside nature. SATOYAMA RUN was created because we hope you can experience running in such wonderful areas and enjoy meeting people in satoyama. This is a running event that will take you through beautiful satoyama and offer you the opportunity to communicate with local people. Feel a pleasant state of mind while running and gain some insight into the heartwarming traditional aspects of Japan.

Enjoy nature while running,
Running nature while having fun Enjoy nature while running
while enjoying nature running

Special points of the Original Event marathon gathering

Communication with local people and
participants from other countries

Eve Festival

The Eve Festival is a special event taking place the day before the SATOYAMA RUN. Attendance is required at this fun gathering where runners and local people meet up and prepare for the next day’s run by pledging friendly competition and support. At the Eve Festival, you can have a good time with everybody in a cordial, relaxed atmosphere while feasting on BBQ at a house of Hida culture. Soak in the atmosphere of satoyama the night before the run.Please take care to self-monitor your alcohol consumption as the next day is marathon day, very important.


SATOYAMA RUN Information

This marathon will be run on September 17, 2017. Runners start from the Nyukawa branch office of Takayama City Hall, running through the course while appreciating the great nature of Hida-Takayama, including landscapes of golden rice-fields and the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Norikura.

Original Event marathon venue

City of beautiful satoyama and rural scenery

Introduction of Nyukawa region in Takayama city


Organizer and Partner

JTB Central Japan Corp. GLOBAL MICE Department

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