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Cycling in Japan with Tour de Nippon

Izu Peninsula Long Ride 3 - riding a bike in Izu
Mt. Fuji 360

Japan On a Bike

Ashigara Long Ride - autumn foliage
Ashigara Long Ride

From tours that loop around Mt. Fuji to rides that take you through the streets of Tokyo, Tour de Nippon delivers superb events that combine the best elements of Japan’s landscapes. For most cycling events, Tour de Nippon offers a range of distances and something for everyone.

From the most competitive of cyclists to the casual outdoor enthusiast, Tour de Nippon looks forward to welcoming international athletes from all corners of the world.

Bike Tokyo - eagle eye view of Tokyo Tower
Mt. Fuji Long Ride - cyclists admiring Mt. Fuji

Through outdoor sports, Tour De Nippon encourages the pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle for beginner and advanced cyclist alike. Tour De Nippon is also committed to showing the beauty of Japan’s landscape and offers opportunities to see Japan in an exciting new way.  

Be Unstoppable with Tour de Nippon

This year, Tour de Nippon is excited to partner with Samurai Sports for four cycling events: Mt.Fuji 360, Bike Tokyo, Ashigara Long Ride, and the Izu Peninsula Long Ride. This collaboration makes cycling events more accessible for everyone, regardless of their ability to communicate in Japanese.

With Samurai Sports, the information needed to register for, compete in, and successfully complete races will be in English. The language barrier becomes one less headache, allowing participants to race and explore Japan stress-free.

By making Japan’s bicycle events more accessible and offering English language support, Tour De Nippon hopes to introduce and invite the international community of outdoor enthusiasts to dive into the world of cycling in Japan. 

From the most competitive of cyclists to the casual outdoor enthusiast, Tour de Nippon looks forward to welcoming international athletes from all corners of the world.

What is Tour de Nippon?

From serious cyclists to families with children, Tour de Nippon welcomes you to explore Japan on two wheels! Whether you’re seeking the coast or the mountains, treat yourself to a unique bicycle experience in the heartlands of Japan.

Tour de Nippon boasts a wide variety of one-day cycling events that take place around the nation throughout the year. Check out some of the most popular events coming up this year and experience the lure of Japan’s regional charms on one-day bicycle events take place around the nation throughout the year!

  • Mt. Fuji 360
  • Mt. Fuji Long Ride*
  • Bike Tokyo
  • Ashigara Long Ride
  • Izu Peninsula Long Ride

Learn more about Tour De Nippon races (in Japanese)

Mt. Fuji 360

Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka)

June 30, 2019

120KM (75 miles)

Mt. Fuji 360 - clear day with Mt. Fuji

If you’re a cyclist, you’ve probably dreamed of cycling around Mt. Fuji – here’s your chance! In just one day on your bike, you’ll witness most of Mt. Fuji’s most well-known sightseeing spots, including Aokigahara Forest, the Fuji Five Lakes, and Asagiri Plateau.

With nearly 1,800 meters (5,700+ ft) of climbing, it’s a challenge that will make you appreciate the sense of accomplishment upon completion. Don’t forget, the Mt. Fuji 360 is supported by numerous aid stations packed with a wide range of locally-produced foods, support vehicles, and offers an original finisher’s souvenir!

Course Map
120KM

Elevation
+1,800m (+5,700ft)

Venue…Mt.Fuji Jukuu no Mori (Gotenba, Shizuoka) Google Maps
Capacity…2,000
Parking…Free; first come, first served

Public transportation to this area is limited. We recommend taking a private vehicle, renting a car, and/or planning in advance. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

IMPORTANT
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist. 
・This event is not for experienced cyclists seeking a fast and furious training day – no pelotons, drafting, or timing chip.

Registration…March 5, 2019 to June 13, 2019
Fees…¥10,000 (¥11,000 incl. 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 ¥10,001 or more, 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. Read more about our service charge (click here) 

Eligibility
・15 or older; minors under 18 require parental consent and an adult leader.
・Be a responsible athlete. Register only if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and travel logistics (including before and after the event).

Fuji 360 - cyclists around lake
Mt Fuji 360 - Mt. Fuji from the roads

Mt. Fuji Long Ride

Mt. Fuji (Yamanashi)

September 9, 2019

30KM (19mi), 60KM (37mi), 130KM (81mi)

Not supported by Samurai Sports

Fuji Long Ride - Yamanashi Prefecture view

The Fuji Long Ride is an iconic cycling event that takes cyclists of all levels on an unforgettable ride around Mt. Fuji and the five great lakes. The three course options are designed to give any cyclists a chance to ride at his or her own pace and skill level. Along the ride you’ll enjoy stunning views and the chance to refuel on seasonal Japanese delicacies. 

Note that the route takes cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding five lakes (depending on the ride selected). At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji. The Mt Fuji Long Ride is partnered with a travel agency and primarily marketed for those who do not cycle regularly; you will not receive a comprehensive event guide or have specific insight about the course. 

Course Map
course map 
(Japanese)
Elevation
2018 elevation profile 
・130KM total ascent: +1,176m (3,858ft)
・60KM total ascent:   +454m (1,490ft)

・30KM total ascent:   +235m (771ft)

Venue…Lake Yamanaka Communication Plaza Kirara (Hirano, Yamanashi) Google Maps
Capacity…
1500 (130KM), 500 (60KM), 200 (30KM)
Parking…Free; first come, first served

Public transportation to this area is very limited. We recommend taking a private vehicle.

Registration…until August 16, 2019
Fees:
・130KM…
¥9,000
・60KM…
¥6,000
・30KM…
¥4,000
・60KM with RT shuttle, rental bike…¥23,000
・30KM with RT shuttle, rental bike…¥22,000

Eligibility (for all rides)
・12 or older; minors under 18 requires parental consent and an adult leader.

・Be a responsible athlete. Register only if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and travel logistics (including before and after the event).

Mt Fuji Long Ride - cyclists at aid station
Mt Fuji Long Ride - bike course

Bike Tokyo

Tokyo

September 21, 2019

35KM (21.7 miles)

Bike Tokyo 1 - Tokyo Tower

Explore the vastness of Tokyo and make new discoveries about Japan’s capital city! Get comfortable on the saddle as you cycle around the city and visit the many attractions that make Tokyo so interesting. 

Highlights
・Navigate through Tokyo, home of the upcoming 2020 Olympics! Throughout the course, you’ll see everything from the most famous tourist attractions to the lesser known areas frequented by locals. Hotspots include Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Jingu-gaien, Roppongi, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and more – all in one day! 
・Ride safe! Not only will support vehicles and mechanics roam the course, you’re navigated by lead cyclists, medical staff are on hand in case of emergencies, and event staff help guide you towards the finish line. Bike Tokyo is perfect for first-timers to begin their cycling journey! 
・Rest, hydrate, and fuel up! Three aid stations (tentative) will be set up along the course for cyclists to rest their legs and snack on a variety of Tokyo-centric treats. Bike Tokyo is more than a ride – it’s a ‘tasteful’ experience! 
・Don’t forget! All finishers are entitled to a certificate of completion after crossing the finish line. Pick yours up before you leave!

Course Map
course map 
Elevation
elevation profile
+107m (351ft) 
Venue…Tokyo Waterfront Area Disaster Prevention Park (Koto, Tokyo)
Google Maps
Capacity…
2,240
Parking…No reserved parking available, please use available parking lots near venue.

Public transportation to this area is limited. We recommend taking a private vehicle, renting a car, and/or planning in advance. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

IMPORTANT
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist. 
・This event is not for experienced cyclists seeking a fast and furious training day – no pelotons, drafting, or timing chip. 
・All children must be able to ride their own bikes, e.g. no children on child seats/carriers on the front/back of a bike.

Registration…June 7, 2019 – September 16, 2019 
Fees…
・Adult (13+)…
¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・Child (12 and under)…
¥2,500 (¥3,500 incl. 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 ¥10,001 or more, 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. Read more about our service charge (click here).

Eligibility
・Must be age 10 or older and healthy enough to complete the approximately 35KM (21.7 miles).
・Under 18 require parental consent and an adult leader
・Be a responsible athlete. Register only if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and travel logistics (including before and after the event).

Bike Tokyo 2 - cyclists getting ready to bike around Tokyo
Bike Tokyo 3 - cycling participants

Ashigara Long Ride

Kanagawa

October 6, 2019

50KM (31mi) , 80KM (50mi),

100KM (62mi), 120KM (75mi)

Head over to Kaisei Waterside Sports Park just 90 minutes from the heart of Tokyo and surround yourself in nature’s splendor! With four courses to choose from, riders of varying levels will feel welcome at the Ashigara Long Ride. 

Experienced cyclists will enjoy the longer distance and the added challenge of a climb reaching an elevation of more than 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). This year, the Ashigara Long Ride offers a 100KM course, along with the 120KM, 80KM, and 50KM courses. All courses feature spectacular views of Tanazawa Lake! Come for the ride, stay for the weekend!

Course Maps
・120KM (click here)
・100KM (click here)
・80KM (click here)
・50KM (click here)

Elevation Profiles
・120KM (click here):
+2,303m (7,556ft)
・100KM (click here): +1,687m (5,535ft)
・80KM (click here):
+1,255m (4,117ft)
・50KM (click here):
 +642m (2,106ft)

Venue…Kaisei Waterside Sports Park (Kaisei, Kanagawa)
Google Maps
Capacity…
1500
Parking…Free; first come, first served, no over-night parking

Public transportation to this area is very limited. We recommend taking a private vehicle, rental car, and/or planning travel logistics ahead of time. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

IMPORTANT
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist. 
・This event is not for experienced cyclists seeking a fast and furious training day – no pelotons, drafting, or timing chip.

Registration…June 18, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Fees…
・120KM…
¥10,000 (¥11,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・100KM…¥9,000 (¥10,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・80KM…
¥8,000 (¥9,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・50KM…
¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. 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 ¥10,001 or more, 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. Read more about our service charge (click here).

Eligibility
・Must be 13 or older in good health and able to complete course.
・Under 12 require parental consent and an adult leader

・Be a responsible athlete. Register only if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and travel logistics (including before and after the event).

Ashigara Long Ride 2 - magnificent views of a bridge
Ashigara Long Ride 3 - cyclists taking a break by the lake

Izu Peninsula Long Ride

Izu Peninsula (Shizuoka)

October 27, 2019

50KM (31mi), 85KM (53mi),

160KM (100mi), 200KM (124mi)

Izu Peninsula Long Ride 1

Famous for hot spring resorts, rugged coastlines, and sandy beaches, Izu is a popular getaway for city dwellers and cyclists. From the coastal roads to mountain paths, there’s no better way to weave through the Izu Peninsula than on a bicycle!

Start at the east, swing by spectacular sightseeing spots, and finish in the west – plenty of tough climbs but pedal forth steadfast! Sustain your ride at aid stations stocked full of local specialties and a healthy spread of snacks from the mountains and open waters of the Izu Peninsula – treat yourself!

Course Maps
・TBA (view 2018 course maps)

Elevation Profiles
TBA (view 2018 elevation profile – Day 1, Day 2)
Venue…TBA
Capacity…TBA
Parking…
TBA

Public transportation to this area is limited. We recommend taking a private vehicle, renting a car, and/or planning in advance. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

IMPORTANT
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist. 
・This event is not for cyclists seeking a fast and furious training day – no pelotons, drafting, or timing chip.

Registration…June 20, 2019 -October 2, 2019
Fees…
・200KM…
¥12,000 (¥13,200 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・160KM…
¥10,000 (¥11,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 
・85KM…¥8,000 (¥9,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
・50KM…¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. 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 ¥10,001 or more, 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. Read more about our service charge (click here).

Eligibility
・18 and older only.

・Be a responsible athlete. Register only if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and travel logistics (including before and after the event).

Izu Peninsula Long Ride 2
Izu Peninsula Long Ride 3 - riding a bike in Izu