"I've never once experienced horse racing." Does that sound like you? If so, I'd like to introduce a model course for horse racing first-timers.
This piece will show you how to enjoy a date at the races! It's just like any other date, but with horse racing added for that something extra.
1Arriving at the North Gate of Oi Racetrack
From Hamamatsu-cho, we took the Tokyo Monorail 2 stops to get off at Oikeibajo-mae Station.
It's only 2 minutes on foot from the station to the North Gate. With such excellent access, even first-time visitors can feel at ease!
Once you arrive, the gorgeous illumination will impress you!
Today, I'm going to watch the night races with my lover while having a meal!
2Learn a Lot at the Beginner's Counter!
The Beginner's Counter is in front of G-FRONT.
The staff will carefully explain how to buy a wager ticket, so even first-timers can feel at ease!
3Have Dinner at Diamond Turn, a Horse Race Spectator's Restaurant!
At Diamond Turn, enjoy a buffet of authentic seasonal cuisine while watching the horse races!
Prices start from ¥5000. That includes a reserved seating charge, the buffet and all-you-can-drink soft drinks.
There are several types of tables, from a table for one to large group seating.
A horse race monitor is attached to each table.
I'm so surprised that there is such a lovely restaurant at a horse racetrack!
It seems that a lot of couples and groups of women come here!
We can relax in large, comfortable seats.
While savoring delicious cuisine, we can cheer on the white-hot races!
4Predicting the Races and Purchasing Wager Tickets
To enjoy the races even more, why not purchase a wager ticket?
Since ticket prices start from ¥100, it's easy to enjoy betting on the horse races!
When buying a "try your luck" wager ticket, I also recommend using touch-panel voting to choose your horse.
This machine is only available inside Diamond Turn.
And the result is...
No way! I won on my very first horse race wager!
It's easy to compute the payout from your winning ticket at the payout machine!
5Don't Miss the Illumination Displays!
The nighttime illumination at TCK is so beautiful! There are also many recommended photo spots!
If you take some good photos, why not upload them on SNS?
"We want to come here together, again!"