Mt Fuji Cycling Event: Fujisan Long Ride, Sep 8, Sun

An active cycling event that lets you explore Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes on a bike

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)
2 to 11 hours
Yamanashi

Highlights

  • Set on an unforgettable ride along the scenic Fuji Five Lakes at the base of majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Eat like a local - rest stops every 20 kilometers offer the opportunity to enjoy the taste of rural Japan with local delicacies available to help you re-energize & keep going
  • Fuji Long Ride offers three unique courses for cyclists of any level

Description

Join the 2019 Fujisan Long Ride Event! Let this iconic Mt Fuji cycling event be one of the highlights during your visit in Japan. Choose one of the three bike courses available. If you are an advanced cyclist, embark on a 130 km ride around all Five Fuji Lakes. As an intermediate cyclist you can choose the 60 km ride around Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko. Lastly, if you are looking for a relaxed course, as a beginner cyclist, set out on the 30 km course around Lake Yamanakako and scenic Oshino Village.  

Details

The Fuji Long Ride is Japan’s iconic cycling event that takes cyclists of all levels on an unforgettable ride near Mt. Fuji and around the five great lakes. Mt. Fuji is long said to have spiritual powers that lift visitors to new heights! The three course options are designed to give any cyclists a chance to ride at his or her 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 all three courses take cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding five lakes.
At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji.


Mt. Fuji Long Ride Event details: 

Registration Dates:
Sept 7 
and Sept 8, 2019

If participants are in the event area on Sept 7 and able to register in person on that day, they can purchase tickets at the following prices: 
Challenge Ride (130 km) at 9,000 yen
Enjoy Ride (60 km) at 6,000 yen
Family Ride (30 km) at 4,000 yen

Event Date: 
September 8 (Sun), 2019


Registration Deadline:
August 19 (Mon), 2019


Starting point: 
Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA
〒401-0502 479-2 Hirano, Yamanakako-mura
Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken
 
Courses:
Challenge Ride for experienced cyclists - a 130 km course around around all Fuji Five Lakes.
Enjoy Ride for advanced cyclists - a 60 km course around Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko
Family Ride for beginners - a 30 km course around Lake Kawaguchiko with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji

Starting Times:
Challenge Ride:
Group A: 06:00 / Group B: 06:45 / Group C: 07:30
Enjoy Ride: 08:30
Family Ride: 10:00

Cut-off Time:
COT (Cut-off time) is 17:00 for all riders irrespective of group/course.
All riders need to reach the last check point along their respective course by 16:00.

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.

Read about this iconic event and see more photos here. 

Looking to join the event and travel with a group from Tokyo? Click here.

Included in price

  • Snacks (max. 1 per rest area) and drinks are available from rest areas along the course
  • Certificate of completion (in Japanese) awarded to those who complete their respective course
  • Insurance for Japanese citizens and foreigners residing in Japan (for details see "Important information" section)

Not included

  • Insurance for participants who are inbound travelers - temporary visitors to Japan. They need to have their own travel insurance arranged in order to participate in the event. Alternatively, these participants can join the event as a one-day tour from Tokyo with Japan Travel KK, where insurance is provided
  • Insurance for rental bikes (participants will be asked to sign Agreement form upon booking)
  • Insurance for personal bikes

Important information

Know before you book:
The event organizers reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who is not willing to comply with the rules and regulations. Rules and regulations of the event will be sent to participants via email. 

What you need to bring:

In case you are bringing your own bicycle, also bring accompanying equipment (a helmet, basic bicycle repair kit) and wear appropriate clothing suitable for cycling


Other important information:

Event organizer (Roots Sports Japan) insurance coverage for foreign residents in Japan:
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)

Rental bikes

  • Available rental bikes 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

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.


Access

By car:

  • 15 min from Higashifuji-goko Road Yamanakako Interchange
  • 25 min from Tōmei Expressway Gotemba Interchange

By bus:

From the Tokyo area: 

  • Take the Fujikyukou bus departing from Tokyo Station's Yaesu Kita (North)  exit (東京駅八重洲北口) bus terminal to the last stop, Yamanakako Asahigaoka Bus Terminal (山中湖旭ヶ丘バスターミナル).
    Similar Fujikyukou buses depart from Shinjuku's highway bus terminal to Yamanakako Asahigaoka Bus Terminal.
  • Buses departing from Shibuya will take you to a number of bus stops nearby Mt. Fuji - you will then need to transfer and board a second bus to Yamanaka Lake.
  • For more information on the Fujikyukou highway buses, click here (in English).

By train:

From the Tokyo area:

  • From Shinjuku station, take the JR Chuo Line to Otsuki Station (about 90 min). Board the Fujikyu Railway to Fujisan Station (about 50 min), then take the Fujikyukou bus to Yamanaka Lake (about 25 min).
  • From Tokyo station, take the JR Tokaido Honsen (Main Line) to Kozu Station (about 80 min). Board the Gotenba Line to Gotenba Station (about 1 hour), then take the Fujikyukou Bus to Yamanaka Lake (about 40 min).

Meeting point

 The meeting place is at Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA. 

Organised by Roots Sports Japan

2 Reviews

4-6 of 12 Reviews

Susann

May 21, 2019

I went to the event together with my husband. We did the 60 km course and used road bikes the first time in our lives. It was a lot of fun, the snacks along the way were delicious. All the people were having a good time and the views around the Mt Fuji area are also a big plus. We will definitely go there again this year!

Geoff

Jul 31, 2018

Attended this cycling event last year. Great group experience with ample breaks and snacks along the way. Very friendly environment.

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