Now that I have paid JPY 12,800 (roughly PHP 5500 or USD 115), I got this email message:
Thank you for your registration in Tokyo Marathon 2015.
We have received your payment.
With this, your place in Tokyo Marathon 2015 has been secured.
Tokyo Marathon 2015 Pre-race Registration will be held from February 19 to February 21, 2015. For participants, important documents about this will be mailed in late January. Please check the documents for more detail.
So now it’s official. I have an official secured slot in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon!
Flight tickets already booked as well. The ticket cost is USD 530 round-trip from Manila to Haneda airport. Haneda is my preferred airport because it is a much closer to Tokyo than Narita. A bus ride from Narita to Tokyo can take about 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on traffic. A bus ride from Haneda to Tokyo is less than 45 mins.
And yes I already have a visa to Japan. I was granted a 3-year multiple-entry visa to Japan this year.