Mt Fuji Cycling Event, Day Trip from Tokyo, Sep 8, Sun

Join the memorable Fujisan Long Ride cycling event on a day trip from Tokyo and explore the scenic Mt Fuji area on a bike

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Yamanashi

Highlights

  • Join a memorable bike ride along the picturesque Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi at the base of majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Taste local delicacies available at rest stops along the way
  • Round trip from Tokyo and rental bikes and gear included

Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a day, and head to Mt. Fuji and the Five Lakes area. Join us for the Mt Fuji cycling event, the iconic Fujisan Long Ride. Enjoy a scenic bike ride, explore the sights, and taste local foods. Choose between two cycling courses. If you are an intermediate level cyclist opt for the 60 km ride which takes you around Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko. If you are a beginner, sign up for the 30 km course, and enjoy the ride and the sights leisurely. On this course cycle around Lake Yamanakako and scenic Oshino Village. 

Details

About the Mt. Fuji Long Ride event: 

The Fuji Long Ride is Japan’s iconic cycling event that takes cyclists of all levels on an unforgettable ride at the base of Mt. Fuji and around Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi. Mt. Fuji is long said to have spiritual powers that lift visitors to new heights! The two course options are designed to give all cyclists a chance to ride at their own pace and skill level.

Along the ride you’ll enjoy stunning views and the chance to refuel on seasonal Japanese delicacies.

Please note that both courses take cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the nearby Yamanakako and Kawaguchiko Lakes.
At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji.

Starting point: 
Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA
〒401-0502 479-2 Hirano, Yamanakako-mura
Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken

Courses:
Enjoy Ride for advanced cyclists - a 60 km course around Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko, with starting time at 09:00
Family Ride for beginners - a 30 km course around Lake Yamanakako and Oshino Village with spectacular views of Mt Fuji, with starting time at 10:00
   
Cut-off Time:
All riders need to reach the last check point along their respective courses by 16:00. 
COT (Cut-off time) is 17:00 for all riders irrespective of course.

Eligibility:
While participation is open to cyclists of all levels, those wishing to participate should be in good health and confident in their ability to complete their chosen course.
Minors aged 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Minors aged 16 to 19 must provide signature approval by a parent or guardian.

Other:
Please note that views of Mt Fuji may be affected by changeable weather conditions.
Both courses takes cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding two lakes. At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji.

Registration deadline is August 19 (Mon), 2019

Tokyo - Mt. Fuji Long Ride - Tokyo Tour Itinerary: 

06:00 Departure from northeast side of Shinjuku Center Building
08:00 Arrival at Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA 
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and bike fitting
09:00 Start of the Enjoy Ride course
10:00 Start of the Family Ride course
At leisure once chosen course is completed
17:30 Gather in front of bus
18:00 Departure from Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA
20:00 Arrival at northeast of Shinjuku Center Building

What to see? 

  • Hananomiyako Park: This park, the closest to Mt. Fuji, covers a vast area of 300,000 m², and prides itself on the sea of seasonal flowers. Take a break and appreciate the nature. 
  • Oshino Shinobino Sato - The Ninja Village: Peek into the mysterious world of ninja at this highly popular sightseeing spot in the Five Lakes area.  
  • Oishi Park: Facing the northern coast of the Kawaguchiko Lake, this park is best-known for its lavender fields, a must-see when visiting the area. 

Where to make a pit stop? 

  • "Katsuyama" Rest Area: Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Kawaguchi, and refuel at this rest stop area. 
  • "Fujiyoshida" Rest Area: Expect to find an array of local produce, famous "Yoshida udon" noodles, and textile goods in the main hall of this rest stop area. 

Where to eat?

  • "Hoto Fudo": Taste the delicious, home-made "hoto" noodles - trademark of the local cuisine of Yamanashi Prefecture. 

Where to relax? 

  • Yamanakako Hirano Onsen Ishiwarino Yu: This onsen boasts hot springs with alkaline water of highest quality in all of Japan. Entrance fee is 800 yen per person, facial towel rental at 220 yen, bath towel rental at 100 yen. 
  • Yamanakako Onsen Benifujino Yu: There are two outdoor baths and several indoor baths to choose from in this onsen. Entrance fee is 800 yen per person, facial towel rental at 220 yen, bath towel rental at 100 yen.  

View the Google map of all listed places here

Read about this iconic event and see more photos here. 

Getting to the event on your own and looking to register for the event only? Click here.

Included in price

  • Transportation to/from the event spot
  • Rental bikes, helmets and cycling gloves
  • Snacks (max. 1 per rest area) available from rest areas along the courses
  • Certificate of completion (in Japanese) awarded to those who complete their respective course
  • Insurance for participants who are inbound travelers - temporary visitors to Japan, provided by Japan Travel KK (for details see "Important information" section)
  • Insurance for rental bikes, provided by Japan Travel KK (The insurance does not cover damage to the rental bikes; There is compensation to the person who has sustained an injury caused by a rental bike in an accident)
  • Insurance for foreign residents of Japan, provided by even organizer Roots Sports Japan (for details see "Important information" section)

Not included

  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses incurred during the cycling event

Important information

Minimum number of persons required for the tour to run is 11.

Other important information:

  • Rental bikes available are suitable for height ranges between 145 cm and 185 cm
  • Rental bikes are limited in number when it comes to the respective types available, however the event organizer will try their best to provide the type of bike indicated in the booking
  • Event participants are advised to be dressed in their cycling wear prior to the beginning of the event 
  • Japan Travel KK insurance coverage
    *No insurance provided for personal bicycles
    Death/ Physical impediment: 1 million yen
    Liability: 30 million yen
    Accident response cost / relief car cost: 3 million yen
    Injury treatment expenses: 3 million yen
    Illness treatment expenses: 3 million yen
  • Event organizer (Roots Sports Japan) insurance coverage:
    Death/ Physical impediment: up to 3 million yen
    In-hospital treatment: 3,000 yen (per day, up to 180 days)
    Hospital visit: 2,000 yen (per day)

Details about rental bikes:

Road bike
It's built for traveling at speed on paved roads so the construction is lightweight. The tires are narrow and high-pressured. The handlebars are bent ("dropped") to allow the rider position to be leaned forward and downward.
More than half of participants ride road bikes, but some people who never ride road bikes might feel uncomfortable in unusual position.

Mountain bike
It's designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain. The features are wide knobby tires, flat handlebars and powerful brakes.
Mountain bikes are slow-moving in comparison with road bikes, but good for a beginner.

Meeting point

The meeting spot is at the northeast side of Shinjuku Center Building. 

Organised by Japan Travel KK

4 Reviews

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Sebastian

May 21, 2019

We did the 60 km ride and rented the road bikes from the people organising the tour. We had a great time with it. The equipment and checkpoints with food and drinks were awesome. The 60 km course is challenging but also possible to master if you are not a professional. I think I will join next time again.

Marie

May 21, 2019

Took part in the Family Ride in September 2018. The breathtaking view of Mt Fuji is really worth the effort! I was afraid the tour would be too difficult for a beginner like me but there is plenty of time to go at your own pace and enjoy the landscape. The weather at this time of year is perfect for cycling, and the free massage at the end is a plus!

Alex

May 21, 2019

Very good experience! Beautiful environment and good organization! I recommend it! :)

Geoff

Jul 31, 2018

Visited this tour last year. Great group experience with ample breaks and snacks along the way. Very friendly environment.

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