Melbourne Cup 2015 is being held on Tuesday 3rd November 2015. It is a public holiday in Japan on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 so if you are an Australian living or visiting Tokyo there will be plenty of sports bars open during the day to watch the race.
The Melbourne Cup is held at 3pm in Melbourne which is 1pm in Tokyo
So where can you watch the Melbourne Cup race in Tokyo
Actually there are not so many places to watch the Melbourne Cup in Tokyo as many of the pubs and bars don't have the cable TV channel that will show the race. Here are a few bars we have confirmed will be showing the Melbourne Cup race in Tokyo:
Hobgoblin is a British Pub in Roppongi. We have confirmed that they will be showing the Melbourne Cup - http://hobgoblin.jp/
Right next door to the Hobgoblin is Legends Sports Bar. We have confirmed they will also be showing the Melbourne Cup - http://legendsports.jp/
We will be updating this list over the next week to give you more options.
So far this is all that we could confirm that will be showing the Melbourne Cup. We contacted another 10 bars around Tokyo and either didn't get a reply or they responded that they can't show the Melbourne Cup as they don't have the channel to show it. Even Hooters responded to say they will NOT be showing it.