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I'm going to be in Japan for a few weeks in January and was wondering if there are any Keirin races I might be able to attend. Do they run year round? How would I go about finding a schedule?

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  • Anybody got more advice than "look for a local velodrome"? Pretty sure they do run year round, since part of the original purpose of track racing was being able have races regardless of weather. – freiheit Aug 25 '11 at 22:25
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    One clarification: are you looking for races to watch, or races to participate in? – freiheit Aug 25 '11 at 22:26
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List of upcoming keirin races: http://keirin.jp/pc/raceschedule

List of velodromes in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Velodromes_in_Japan and http://keirin.jp/pc/jyolist

If you need help translating the page, Google Chrome's auto-translation is pretty good.

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I was recently in Japan recently and I remember there were races at the velodrome in Nara.

Here is a list of velodromes in Japan which can translate to English. At the top there are a list of velodromes that have races today and tomorrow. It seems the official schedule can’t be translated on google chrome on the phone but might be able to on a laptop.

Here is a like to the Nara Keirin website. Looks like there are some events on today and tomorrow

https://www.narakeirin.jp/

http://keirin.jp/pc/jyolist

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