Ansei Toashi Samurai Marathon


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Sacred rites

Gunma | Annaka-shi

In 1885, Itakura Katsuaki, the lord of a feudal domain, made his samurai men participate in the marathon in order to encourage both literary and military arts. This is said to be the origin of the event. Participants wear their own costume and run in May every year. There are two course, the Toge (mountain pass) course: An’naka Castle Remains to Kumano Shrine, 28.97 kilometers, Barrier Station, Sakamoto-juku Course: An’naka Castle Remains to Kutsurogi no Sato, 20.15 kilometers. Application is started in the beginning of February and is popular marathon every year so as to reach capacity in a few days. - - ※Concerning coronavirus infectious disease, it is called off in 2020.

Basic information
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The location 〒379-0116 Annaka, Annaka-shi, Gunma
TEL 027-382-2500
Reference The Ansei excursion samurai marathon executive committee secretariat (Annaka-shi sports center)
〒379-0116 1531-1, Annaka, Annaka-shi, Gunma
TEL 027-382-2500

Business period -
Sunday of the beginning of May in 2021 8:00-12:00 Sunday every year second in May, rain or shine 6:15-7:30 reception desk

Access ・It is ten minutes by bus from JR Annaka Station ※As there are few parking lots, please refrain from visit by car if possible.
・It is 15 minutes by taxi from Hokuriku Shinkansen Annaka-Haruna Station

The site The Yasunaka ruins of a castle (start point)