Yodogawa Riverside Park, Osaka
No one thought running a marathon could be a laugh until the Yodogawa Kanpei Marathon was proposed by one of Japan’s most renowned comedians, Kanpei Hazama. This charity marathon hosts music, dance, and comedy shows performed by hundreds of Kansai’s stand-up comedians who keep runners in good humor as they run by them on the sidewalk.
Non-runners can watch the shows in their entirety during this great family day out, where proceeds go toward helping with the restoration and support of communities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. Money from the event also goes towards the environmental preservation of the Yodogawa.