As its name suggests, the Tokyo Hillclimb Hinohara Stage is one of a series of several hillclimb challenges around Tokyo. Among cyclists in the know, Hinohara is believed to be one of the best climb courses in the country due to the immaculate road conditions.
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 25KM hill climb course
The starting area will be near the clock tower on Hinohara Street and Okutama Shuyou Street of Hinohara Village. The course runs through Henbori District and Kazuma District. It will pass the Hinohara Citizens' Forest into the finish line in Kazaharitoge, home to Tokyo's highest road at 1,146m (about 3,800ft).
The course is very well-maintained throughout the year by the Tokyo Prefecture Construction Bureau, and there are no rocks or sand on the surfaces. Compared to the Tokyo Hillclimb Okutama Stage and the Nariki Stage, the slope is easier to climb. However, there are some short but technical descents.
Hinohara Village is west of Tokyo Prefecture and just 2 hours from the heart of the city. Approximately 90% of the village is surrounded by forest - surround yourself in the lush, green environment brought to you by Mother Nature! Listen carefully and you'll hear not just the birds chirping but the trickle of the stream flowing through the forest.
July 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
|Directions|| By Train from Shinagawa
• From Shinagawa, take the Yamanote Line to Shinjuku station (about 20 min). Board the Chuo Line towards Ome, alight at Hajima station (about 40 minutes). At Hajima station, board the Itsukaichi Line to Musashi-Itsukaichi station (about 20 min).
• From JR Musashi-Itsukaichi station, take a 20-minute bus ride on the 五里18 or 五滝10 to the Hibaramura Touring Information Center 檜原村観光協会 (race site).
• Take the Chuo Expressway. 30 minutes from Uenohara IC. 50 minutes from Hachiōji IC
By Ken-o Expressway
• 30 minutes from Akiruno IC or 30 minute from Hinode IC
More directions (Japanese)
|Registration Period||July 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Bikes must have front and rear bicycle lights.
All cyclists must wear a helmet, obey traffic rules, and follow proper cycling etiquette.
You must not have a history of failure to return timing chips from previous races.
Must be age 16 or older
Cut Off Time
120 minutes (subject to change)
|Entry Fee||Individual Entry: ¥8,000
Team Entry (3 people): ¥22,500
|Start Time||0600 Race site opens
0630 Race starts
|Event Schedule||0600 Race site opens
0630 Race starts
|Start Line||Hinohara Street (Clock tower)|
|Finish Line||Kazaharitoge (Okutamashyuyou Street)|
|Course Map||View course map|
|Course Elevation||Cumulative elevation gain: 955m (3,133ft)|
|Awards||Open division (all participants): 1st-8th place
Age Group: 1st place
Teams: 1st-6th place
|Participants Prize||Lightweight 100% polyester race t--shirt|
|Last Year's Finishers||400|
|Remarks||There will be a bag check at the start area.
Registrations Using a Local (Japan) Address: You will receive your race bib, timing chip, and race guide prior to the event. On the day of the event, please follow the race guide, wear your race bib as well as the timing chip, and be at the starting point by the start time.
Registrations Using a Foreign Address (incl. FPO/APO): You must check-in at 6AM on the day of the race (October 7) to receive your race bib, timing chip, and race guide.
・ No refunds 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.
・Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・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.
・ Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
|Parking||Free. Parking lots will open at 0500. Vehicles must be parked by 0630 due to road closures for the race.
|Parking Address||Motoshuku (Google Maps)|
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||KFC Triathlon Club Office|
|Official Race Website||http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_bike.html#hinohara_stage|