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. 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.
Note: This is not a race – there are no timing chips. The roads are not closed for this event. Mt. Fuji 360 is best for intermediate to advanced cyclists. 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.
March 20, 2019 until June 24, 2019
|Directions|| By Car
• About 20 minutes from Gotemba Inter on the Tomei Expressway
(Please use Tomei Gotenba Inter if you are using New Tomei)
• About 25 minutes from Susono Inter on the Tomei Expressway
• About 30 minutes from Gotenba Premium Outlets
• About 20 minutes from Subashiri Inter on the Higashifuji-goko Road
• Using the JR Gotenba Line, get off at Gotemba Station. Then, take a taxi to Fujisan Jusetsu no Mori (about 15 min).
|Registration Period||March 20, 2019 until June 24, 2019|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||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.
|Entry Fee||Group D: ¥10,000|
|Samurai assist||・Participants registered through Samurai Sports will receive a downloadable event guide in English via email 5-7 days before the event. All necessary information and good-to-know details will be included in the event guide. Click to learn more.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports are eligible to ask questions about the event and relevant topics in English to Samurai Sports. We will do our best to provide answers and solutions promptly. Additionally, you will be notified via email if we notice irregularities in your registration and when important event details change, i.e. cancellations, course map alterations, etc.
|Start Time||Group A: 6:00AM
Group B: 6:30AM
Group C: 7:00AM
Group D: 7:30AM
All Samurai Sports registrants will start in Group D - no exceptions.
|Event Schedule||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
|Samurai's Recommended Schedule||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.
|Start Line||Mt. Fuji Jukuu no Mori
|Finish Line||Same as start|
|Course Map||120KM...click here|
|Course Elevation||Refer to course maps for elevation profile
120KM...about +1,744 meters (+5,722 ft)
|Awards||Not applicable; this is not a timed event.|
|Participants Prize||Original Souvenirs (specific details TBA)|
|Last Year's Finishers||Overall Capacity: 2,000
Group Capacity: 500
・ 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.
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・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
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・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
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・Your bicycle must conform with event regulations and cyclists must follow all safety requirements listed by the event organizers. We will send you a safety check list 2 weeks prior to the event, which you will need to print, sign, and hand in to reception on race day.
・All bicycles must have brakes in BOTH the front and rear.
The following are PERMITTED:
Single gear bicycles with equipped free-hub front and rear breaks
Regular city bicycles
Handlebar end grips
The following are PROHIBITED:
Bicycles with no brakes
DH/aero bars and clip on handle bars
There is no need to apply for parking in advance.
Details about parking will be in the downloadable PDF event guide provided by Samurai Sports.
|Parking Address||Location TBA
Parking will be near the event venue at Mt. Fuji Jukuu no Mori (Google Maps)
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||Tour de Nippon|
|Official Race Website||http://www.tour-de-nippon.jp/series/fujiichi/|