Keirin in early March, Tokyo

jaup

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Feb 19, 2009
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Hi,

I will be traveling to Japan next week and will be in Tokyo from the 4th March until the 12th. During this time I was hoping to see some Keirin racing. I have tried to find a schedule in English, but most of it is in Japanese.

Would any one be able to help?

Thanks,
Paul
 

tomity

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Jan 4, 2009
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Hi,

I will be traveling to Japan next week and will be in Tokyo from the 4th March until the 12th. During this time I was hoping to see some Keirin racing. I have tried to find a schedule in English, but most of it is in Japanese.

Would any one be able to help?

Thanks,
Paul
G'day Paul, Nice to meet you
I'm Tomity from Tokyo.

Do you plan to stay(hotel?place?) where in Tokyo?

I examined the Keirin race schedule.
This is the schedule for Keiren racing of Tokyo area in March.

There are only two races for the period(your staying at 4-12th March).

Seibuen Keirin (9-11th March)

Seibuen Keirin velodrome is from Shinjuku Stations in the train(one way:about 460JPY > 8 $AUS) to about 50 minutes.
Keirin race(there is 12 races in a day) is done from about 10:30AM to 4:30PM.

Admission fee
general admission fee 100JPY(1.7 $AUS)
special main stand indoor seat 1000JPY(17 $AUS)
royal room 5000JPY(83 $AUS)

http://www.dataplaza.keirininfo.or.jp/contents/kdpjyo.Jyo3?UCD=260
http://www.keirin-saitama.jp/seibuen/
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...d=115427854902467591068.00043804d4d0d52e83021


Keiokaku Keirin (9-11th March)

Keiokaku Keirin velodrome(Tokyo Oval) is from Shinjuku Stations in the train(one way:about 230JPY > 3.8 $AUS) to about 30 minutes.
The admission fee is almost the same as Seibuen Keirin velodrome.

http://www.dataplaza.keirininfo.or.jp/contents/kdpjyo.Jyo3?UCD=270
http://www.keiokaku.com/
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...d=115427854902467591068.00043804d4d0d52e83021

Ok!! Shibuya station and Shinjuku Station are near.

The racing is from 10:30am to 4:30pm at both tracks and is it same for each day.

I recommend you to go to Keiokaku Keirin velodrome(Tokyo Oval).

Because,Keiokaku Keirin velodrome is new and very beautiful.

The way to Keiokaku by train.(about 35 min. 380JPY)

Shibuya station

JR Yamanote line

Shinjuku station

Keio line

Chofu station

Keio Sagamihara line

Keio Tamagawa station(front of Keiokaku Keirin velodrome)

Besides, please hear anything when there is a thing that I want to ask me.
Say ya!!

Tomity
 
#3
March Keirin

Paul, Welcome to Japan / TCC !

Tomity, Big Domo. Thats useful for me too. Your main Keirin posts are GREAT, I love em but they are a bit daunting. [ Like my TCC intro !] All the info you ever need is there somewhere but I always get side tracked by all the cool links. I can spend hours. Please keep up the good posting ! THANKS TODO
 

Trek DJ

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Jan 27, 2009
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#4
Tomity....awesome info! Thank you very much! Hopefully I will have a few days off to check out some Keirin racing in the near future.
 
#5
Hairnet

Why do they Keirin during the week ? I must call in sick to work. I AM going Tues. or Wednesday depending on how the boat floats. Thanks again for the GREAT directions Tomity.
and speaking of great directions. Please / Kudasai can you direct me to the Rin Project ? I think I can find it if I only could figure out what train station is nearest. I have copy'd the map off the website. I really really want one of those cool black leather hair nets with a visor. Made in Japan and they are of better quality than the old Cinelli.

THANK YOU TODO


http://www.rinproject.com/index.html

http://rinproject.open365.jp/Category.3.aspx
 

kiwisimon

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Dec 14, 2006
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Did you see this? http://www.rinproject.com/qa.html

Why do they Keirin during the week ? I must call in sick to work. I AM going Tues. or Wednesday depending on how the boat floats. Thanks again for the GREAT directions Tomity.
and speaking of great directions. Please / Kudasai can you direct me to the Rin Project ? I think I can find it if I only could figure out what train station is nearest. I have copy'd the map off the website. I really really want one of those cool black leather hair nets with a visor. Made in Japan and they are of better quality than the old Cinelli.

THANK YOU TODO


http://www.rinproject.com/index.html

http://rinproject.open365.jp/Category.3.aspx
 
#7
KS, Mmmmmm YES I did see that, and I took down all the information and made a copy of the map. However It's still Kanji to me. Evenso the street names are in English, I still don't know what train station is nearby or even what neighborhood of Toyko it is in. Yes I AM ignorant sorry. I was going to look yesterday and would have tried from Tokyo station ? THANKS TODO


 

kiwisimon

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Dec 14, 2006
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KS, Mmmmmm YES I did see that, and I took down all the information and made a copy of the map. However It's still Kanji to me. Evenso the street names are in English, I still don't know what train station is nearby or even what neighborhood of Toyko it is in. Yes I AM ignorant sorry. I was going to look yesterday and would have tried from Tokyo station ? THANKS TODO
Go to Ueno station and go out the east exit. Get to Asakusa dori and then follow the street untill the map can guide you, which is the third right after Macdonalds. Good luck.