Izu Ichi (Cycling Around Izu Peninsula)

TBA October 2022

Izu, Shizuoka

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change distances, athlete to athlete transfer, and self-edit up until 3-5 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • Translated English event guide

    Information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Event day packet collection

    Pick up your event packet on the day of

  • Post event follow-up

    Receive links to photos

Race Standard

  • Event liability insurance

  • Bag deposit

  • Parking

  • Original Souvenirs

  • On-course aid stations

about the ride

Your bike deserves a vacation! Ride past lush shades of greens and blue with Tour de Nippon this fall at Izu Ichi – Cycling Around Izu Peninsula. From the coastal roads to mountain paths, there’s no better way to weave through the Izu Peninsula than on a bicycle! No matter the distance you choose, don’t forget to indulge yourself in fresh seafood, relax in hot spring baths, and recover amidst nature’s abundance!

Famous for hot spring resorts, rugged coastlines, and sandy beaches, Izu is a popular getaway for city dwellers and cyclists. Renown as a vacation hotspot, you’ll never want to leave Izu’s serene outdoors and diverse landscapes. Whether you’re seeking tropical resort vibes or serenity in the woods, the Peninsula attracts a wide spectrum of visitors from within Japan and abroad.

Please note that the course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.

・Expect picturesque views on the course. You’ll swing by Instagram-worthy sightseeing spots worth “Ooh”ing and “Aah”ing over – but expect some huffing and puffing on each course. Bring your smartphone along and Instagram your journey (but not while pedaling)!
・Fuel your ride at aid stations offering a spread of local delicacies and snacks from the mountains and waters of the Izu Peninsula. Colorful and delicious, you can look forward to seafood, sweets, and local delicacies.
・Izu Ichi offers a handful of distances challenging everyone from the weekend warrior to the data-crunching champion cyclist. Climb mountains, ride along the coast, and admire the perfectly conically shaped (dormant) volcano, Mt. Omuro! Plenty of tough climbs but pedal forth steadfast!

50KM (+787m) / 31 miles (+2,582 ft)
Meet at Izu Kogen station and take the cycle train to the start point at Shimoda. Ride from Shimoda to Izu Kogen station. Beginners are welcome to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Izu solo or with friends – with plenty of time to save the day for other leisurely activities!
Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

85KM (+1,876m) / 63 miles (+6,155 ft)
Spectacular views of the west Izu Peninsula skyline await cyclists on the 85KM course. Of course, it takes a little bit of work to enjoy those kinds of views…prepare yourself for a steady 15KM grind uphill! Don’t let the distance fool you – but you’ll be glad you did it.
Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

160KM (+2,788m) / 100 miles (+9.147 ft)
Complete a century ride around Izu! Take in the views and enjoy the scenery…but prepare to put in a lot of watts conquering this course. A great century challenge for first-timers and the experienced, it’ll be a ride to remember.
Difficulty: ★★★★☆

200KM (+3,466m) / 124 miles (+11,371 ft)
Take the day to cycle around the Izu Peninsula! With a total ascent equal to that of scaling Mt. Fuji from sea to summit, this is a massive ride meant for serious cyclists. Fuel up at the Minami Izu aid station with a bento only for 200KM riders! Ride hard or easy, fast or slow – just finish by 1630 (about 10.5 hours).
Difficulty: ★★★★★

・This is not a race – there are no timing chips. No drafting, no peletons.
・Roads are not closed for this event. Izu Ichi is best for intermediate to advanced cyclists comfortable with sharing the roads. Be a responsible athlete – please consider whether you have the physical ability to complete the course in time.
・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.

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


(June 20, 2019 - October 21, 2019)

2019 Event Details

2022 schedule TBA

October 26, 2019
at Merida X Base
1300-1630…Packet collection (200KM, 160KM, 85KM)
1730…Parking lot closes

October 27, 2019
at Merida X Base
0430…Parking lot opens
0500…Packet collection (200KM, 160KM, 85KM)
0600…200KM start
0615…160KM start
0800…85KM start
0830-0945…50KM Reception, Check-in
1000…50KM start
1630…COT (all courses)





Additional Surcharges
・Fees above include 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. 

Age Eligibility
・Must be 13 or older
・Minors need parental consent and be partnered with adult for ride
・Must be able to complete the ride within the time limit for each course

Cut-Off Time
・200KM (124.3 mi): 10 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)
・160KM (99.4 mi): 10 hours 15 minutes (finish by 1630)
・85KM (52.8 mi): 8 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)
・50KM (31.1 mi): 6 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)

・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.

・Your bicycle must conform with event regulations and cyclists must follow all safety requirements listed by the event organizers. 
・All bicycles must have brakes in BOTH the front and rear.

・front light
・tail light
・water bottle (bidon)
・gloves (work gloves – in Japanese, gunte – are ok)

・Road bikes
・Cyclo-cross bikes
・Gravel bikes
・Mountain bikes
・Hybrid bikes
・Track bikes (with front and rear brakes)
・Single gear bicycles with equipped free-hub front and rear breaks
・Regular city bicycles (mama-chari) with no kickstand
・Disc wheels
・Disc brakes
・Flat bar handles 

・Recumbent bicycles
・Tandem bicycles
・Bicycles with no brakes
・DH/aero bars and clip on handle bars
・Triathlon bikes 
・Time Trial (TT) bikes
・Spinacci handlebars 

・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sleeves or windbreaker
・tools to fix bike

200KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +3,486m (11,437 ft)

160KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +2,804m (9,120 ft)

85KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +1,890m (6,201 ft)

50KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +717m (2,352 ft)

Merida X Base (start/finish)
195-2 Izu Village, Takyo, Izunokuni, Shizuoka 410-2315
Google Maps

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

By Train
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 50 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 50 minutes
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 20 minutes
From Nagoya, about 3 hours

Closest train station: Takyo station (Izu Hakone Railway Sunzu Line)

By Car
From Tokyo, about 2 hour 10 minutes (145KM / 90.1 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 5 minutes (139KM / 86.4 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 10 minutes (146KM / 90.7 miles)
From Nagoya, 3 hours 10 minutes (256KM / 159.1 miles)

By Highway Bus
Take the Izu Nagaoka Shuzenji Onsen Liner (伊⾖⻑岡・修善寺温泉ライナー)  from Shinjuku bus terminal.
Departs Shinjuku at 0915 / arrives Izu Village at 1130 (everyday)
Departs Shinjuku at 1315 / arrives Izu Village at 1558 (weekends only)
Departs Izu Village at 1555 / arrives Shinjuku at 1815 (everyday)
Departs Izu Village at 0955 / arrives Shinjuku at 1245 (weekends only)
¥2,570 one way or ¥4,600 round-trip (must purchase by day before)

・Limited free parking
・Saturday 0600-1800
・Sunday 0430-1900
・Parking lot is about 2KM from Merida X Base (start/finish)
・There will be signs guiding you between places

Parking Address
Toshiba Tech staff parking lot
255 Oohito, Izunokuni, Shizuoka 410-232
Google Maps

None, this is not a timed event

Road Rules
・Ride on the LEFT single file (not two or more abreast)
・Come to a complete stop at red lights.
・Cell phone usage is prohibited while on the road.
・You MUST follow all traffic rules.

Rider Courtesy
・Keep a respectable distance from other cyclists.
・When passing a cyclist, make sure to check your rear and call ahead from the right side.
・Come to a complete stop when taking videos and pictures.
・It is strictly prohibited to take pictures or videos while riding, unless it is mounted on the bicycle or attached to your helmet.
・Earphones, headphones, and anything in the ears that may prevent you from adequately hearing your surroundings are prohibited.

Aid Stations
・Aid stations include bathrooms, water stations, and snacks.

・There will be no dressing/changing room. Please arrive ready to participate in the event.
・There are no coin lockers available.
・Pets are not allowed at the venue
・Free bag deposit is available at the reception desk near the start/finish. Keep all valuables with you. Neither Samurai Sports nor the event organizers will be held responsible for any losses or damage. If driving to the venue, please securely store your personal items in vehicle.

・ 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.
・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.

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.

・ 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.

Tour de Nippon Executive Office

Samurai Sports is NOT the event organizer. We are a third party assisting in the event organizer’s efforts to diversify their audience and support international athletes through our English-language services.



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