June 2021

Gotemba, Shizuoka

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change waves, 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

If you’re a cyclist, you’ve probably dreamt of cycling around Mt. Fuji – now here’s your chance! Brand new in 2019, the Tour de Nippon will be hosting the inaugural Mt. Fuji 360 on June 30, 2020. Join us and ride a counter-clockwise 120KM loop around the base of Japan’s most iconic symbol, Fuji-san!

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 an original finisher’s souvenir (exact details TBA)! Perfect for those attempting their first Mt. Fuji loop, as well as those seeking a solid day out with fellow cyclists.

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. Of course, it’s not all uphill – you’ll also enjoy an extra-long 15KM (about 9 miles) downhill segment #getaero. Best of all, you’ll see Mt. Fuji from a 360-degree perspective! Fuji-san will quite literally never leave your (left) side.

The course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.

・This is not a race – there are no timing chips. No drafting, no peletons.
・Roads are not closed for this event. Fuji 360 is best for intermediate to advanced cyclists comfortable with sharing the roads.
・With a total ascent of 1,800 meters, the ride is no walk in the park. 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


(March 20, 2019 - June 24, 2019)

2019 Event Details

2021 schedule TBA
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

June 29, 2019 (Sat)
1400-1700…Check-in / Packet collection

June 30, 2019 (Sun)
0430…Parking lot opens
0445-0545…Group A check-in
0515-0550…Group A gathers + briefing
0600…Group A starts
0515-0615…Group B check-in
0545-0620…Group B gathers + briefing
0630…Group B starts
0545-0645…Group C check-in
0615-0650…Group C gathers + briefing
0700…Group C starts
0615-0715…Group D check-in
0645-0720…Group D gathers + briefing
0730…Group D starts
1730…Cut Off Time for all groups
1830…Parking lot closes


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
・15 or older
・Participants under the age of 18 (inclusive of high school students) may participate accompanied by a parent or guardian

Cut-Off Time
・120KM – all cyclists (regardless of start time) must finish by 1730

・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

120KM (view course map)
・Total ascent: +1,744 meters (+5,722 ft)

Mt. Fuji Jukuu no Mori (start/finish)
1380-15 Inno, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0008
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 Yokota AB, 1 hour 30 min.
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 45 min.
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours

By Train
Using the JR Gotenba Line, get off at Gotemba Station. Then, take a taxi to Fujisan Jusetsu no Mori (about 15 min).

・No need to apply for parking in advance
・Please park according to instructions from event staff
Google Maps

Our Recommendation
We recommend participants find lodging in or nearby Gotemba for Saturday night – the closer to the Mt. Fuji Jukuu no Mori, the better! While parking lots open at 0430, you do not need to arrive until after 0600 (no later than 0645, please!). All Samurai Sports registrants will ride in Group D, which starts at 0730. You may collect your event packet until 0715.

The event venue is not easily accessible without a vehicle – public transportation is primarily limited to areas near train stations and is serviced infrequently. You may opt to pack light, cycle to the event venue, and drop off personal belongings not necessary for the ride for no charge at the start/finish area (no valuables). Changing areas will also be available.

Please give yourself ample time to navigate yourself through parking, traffic, event packet collection, etc. on Sunday morning. Pets and non-cyclist friends are welcome at the event venue.

・ 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.
・Support cars will pick up cyclists who do not or are unable to meet the designated cut off times.

・ 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

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.



Official Website (Japanese)