Top Ten Japan Classic Adventures

Run the Tokyo Gauntlet
By Brent Madison

Experience the chaos of Tokyo by creating some of your own. Join in a rather debauched run through Japan's urban jungle with the Hash House Harriers. The "Hash" is a weekly running game—formed by British expats in 1938—where members, or "harriers," chase one runner nominated as the "hare," who marks a crazy trail through the city with chalk or paper.

Tokyo's local chapter has been causing a ruckus since the mid-70s. Join them and see the sights—from temples and business districts, to quiet backstreets—the way few tourists do, while chasing a hare and guzzling beer. As a guest runner, the only qualifications to join the Hash are to pay up front and hold down the beer en route to the next landmark.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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