Tokyo Yamathon set for 9th April 2011

Oxfam Japan IVG is at it again with the next Tokyo Yamathon set for 9th April 2011!

What’s the Tokyo Yamathon you ask? The Tokyo Yamathon is a physical endurance, teamwork and navigational challenge, whereby teams of 3-4 people walk the length of the Yamanote Line in central Tokyo with the aim of completing it in the fastest time possible.

“We have retired at Shinagawa. But it’s been great fun. Really like treasure hunt. We thank you all for organizing the event.” Message from Team 011
Tokyo Yamathon

Tokyo Yamathon

Last time 110 participants helped us raise 123,000JPY for Oxfam Japan’s project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many of those who competed were JET’s from around the country. Now we’re back and we want you to join us! This event will be even bigger and better! You certainly don’t need to be an athlete to participate. People from all backgrounds, ages and fitness levels enjoyed our inaugural event. There is no time limit meaning that each team can walk or run at their own pace. All you need is a “have a go” attitude, and sense of fun and adventure. See Tokyo from a new perspective and achieve a personal goal while contributing to a brighter tomorrow!

“I had a really nice experience seeing a different aspect of Tokyo especially the unknown north area. I love this kind of challenging event with you guys. It was so much fun for me.” Message from Shintaro Wakita – Team 016

  • Date: Saturday, 9th April 2011
  • Where: JR Harajuku Station – JR Harajuku Station!
  • Meeting time: 06:15am
  • Meeting point: Entrance to Yoyogi Park (2 mins walk from JR Harajuku Station)
  • Starting time: 07:00am
  • Participation fee: Y6000 per team of which all proceeds will be donated directly to Oxfam Japan!
  • Yamathon Afterparty: 8pm @ The Footnik Pub, Osaki, Tokyo

To register your team or for more info, please check out our brand new Yamathon website: If you are looking for a team or more information, join the banter on our Facebook page!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Joe Pournovin
Shizuoka JET
Awareness Events Coordinator
Oxfam Japan IVG