Tokyo Hillclimb Series - Hinohara Stage

October TBA 2023

Hinohara, Tokyo

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change waves, transfer entry, and self-edit up until 3-5 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • Translated English athlete guide

    Information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Race packet via mail

    for all domestic addresses

  • Race day packet collection

    for FPO/APO/DPO only

  • Post race follow-up

    Receive links to photos and results

Race Standard

  • Age Group awards

  • Event insurance

  • Race T-shirt

  • Finisher certificate

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

  • Free race photos

    Taken by official photographers

about the ride

The Hinohara Hillclimb is back! Believed to be one of the best climb courses in the country due to the immaculate road conditions, this cycling race is a spin and grind up 21km in west Tokyo. 

Known by local Tokyo residents as a popular resort area for urbanites seeking nature’s refuge, Hinohara Village is located on the western edge of Tokyo and touch both Yamanashi and Kanagawa Prefectures. The village is also home to the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, which boasts a beautiful natural environment with an expansive forest and clear streams.

About the Course
Cyclists will start near the clock tower on Hinohara Street and Okutama Shuyou Street of Hinohara Village. The course will run through Henbori District and Kazuma District, passing the Hinohara Citizens’ Forest before coming to the finish line in Kazaharitoge, home to Tokyo’s highest paved point at 1,146m (about 3,800ft).

The course is very well-maintained throughout the year by the Tokyo Prefecture Construction Bureau, and there are very few rocks, sand, or imperfections on the asphalt surfaces. Compared to the Tokyo Hillclimb Okutama Stage and the Nariki Stage, Hinohara is an easier climb. There are some short but technical descents on the route; cyclists must descend in small groups after finishing.

Check out photos from the 2018 Tokyo Hillclimb – Hinohara Stage here.
Check out a race digest from the 2019 Tokyo Hillclimb – Hinohara Stage here

サムライスポーツは日本国籍以外を対象とした外国人向け専用受付サイトです。日本国籍の方は日本語サイトからお申込みください。日本国籍以外の方がエントリーした場合、無効となる場合があります 。無効となった場合には、返金手数料を差し引き、参加費をご返金させていただきます。

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Registration Period


October 2, 2022 (Sunday)
at Hinohara Village
0400inclement weather announcements
TBA…parking lot opens
0700…race starts
0830…finish line COT (90 min)
TBA...participant entitlements (at Hinohara Town Hall parking lot)
*schedule may change without prior notice

General…¥8,000 (total ¥9,000)

Additional Surcharges
・Fees shown above include Samurai Sports service charge
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why does Samurai Sports implement a service charge? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event. Learn more about Samurai Sports’ service charge. 

Age Eligibility
・Must be 18 or older

Cut-Off Time
Finish: 90 minutes (finish by 0830)

・All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and demonstrate good cycling manners.
・Be mindful of other cyclists and vehicles on the road. You should understand laws in Japan pertaining to cycling on public roads and cycling insurance.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

ACCEPTABLE: road bicycles, cross bicycles, mountain bicycles, velobikes, track bicycles (with front brakes)
・NOT PERMITTED: costumes, aero bars, Spinaci handlebars, recumbent bikes, disc wheels
・REQUIRED: helmets, front light, tail light, front brakes, and gloves

・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sleeves or (water resistant) windbreaker
・tools to fix a flat
・water bottle(s)
・lights (front/rear)

View course map/elevation profile here

Elevation profile
+894m (2,932ft)

Hinohara Village (start)
〒190-0213 Tokyo, Nishitama District, Tokyo, Hinohara, 下元郷19
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Kazaharitoge (finish)
〒190-0201 Tokyo, Nishitama District, Tokyo, Hinohara, 倉掛
Google Maps

This area can be challenging to access solely by public transit, we recommend planning well in advance or taking a private vehicle/rental car.

Please ensure you have lodging AND transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

 By Car
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 15 minutes (65.5km / 40.7 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 1hour 45 minutes (103KM / 64 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 40 minutes (20KM / 12.4 miles)
From Nagayo, about 4 hours 20 minutes (348KM / 216 miles)

By Ken-o Expressway
• 30 minutes from Akiruno IC or 30 minute from Hinode IC
*More information on access here. (Japanese)

Parking (TBA – info below is from 2019)
・ Free
・ Parking lots will open at 0500
・ Vehicles must be parked by 0630 due to road closures for the race.

Motoshuku (parking lot)
Google Maps

Hinohara Village (near post office)
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Individual Awards
Overall Men, Women Top 8
Age Group Men, Women Top 3 (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) excl. overall winners
Hinohara Village Top 8

2019 Individual Results…click here
2019 Team Results…click here

Road Rules
・Keep left – unless passing. If passing, alert the cyclist you are doing so.
・If you do not make a checkpoint COT, your race ends there. Follow the instructions of race staff and volunteers. Return your bib and timing chip to staff at Hinohara Town Hall parking lot to retrieve your participant entitlements.
・Please be considerate of other riders, spectators, and pedestrians.
・No bike mechanics, mechanic vans, or SAG vans roaming for those who cannot finish or encounter mechanical failure.
・Ride in a pace line – no riding side by side.
・Beware of potholes, manholes, grates, slick road paint, and debris on the road.

Aid Stations
・Aid stations include bathrooms, water stations, and snacks.
・Support cars will pick up cyclists who do not or are unable to meet the designated cut off times.

Race Notes
・Must be age 18 or older
・Participants must comply with traffic rules and bicycle manners.
・Participants may not be able to compete if failed to return timing chip at previous events.
・There will be a bag check at the start area.

・ No refunds, deferrals, or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.

・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.

・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us – it is your responsibility to be prepared.

・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer’s privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.

Athlete Guides
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-21 days before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.

Additional Surcharges
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.

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