As ITJ's official international tour partner, we've pulled together the following convenient package which includes accommodation & transportation for racers and supporters coming from overseas.
Getting there: The hotel is very close (about 3 minutes) from the JR Mishima train station (north exit). Mishima, is conveniently located about an hour from Tokyo by high speed Shinkansen bullet train.
Purchasing Shinkansen tickets: Train tickets from Tokyo to Mishima are not included in this package but can easily be purchased at any JR train station ticket office for about 4000 yen. You will need to take the "Tokaido Shinkansen" from Tokyo to Mishima. There is frequent service (approx. every 10 minutes from early in the morning until late at night) and the train ride is just less than 1 hour. Click here for useful information on how to buy Shinkansen tickets: https://matcha-jp.com/en/172.
You can also use a Japan Railway Pass if you have one.
When you sign up for the ITJ Accommodation Package, you will be able to complete racer check-in and gear check directly in Mishima. The racer check-in will be at the Nihon University College of International Relations building located just a few minutes away from the hotel. You will be given your racer bib after completing racer check-in. There will also be a race briefing offered in English.
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Racer Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00
Racer Briefing: 16:00 - 16:30
Address: 1-9-18 Bunkyocho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka
Important note: If you do not have reservations with Avid, you will not be able to do your racer check-in in Mishima and you must go to Matsuzaki in order to complete racer check-in and pick up your race bib. Also note that the racer briefing in Matsuzaki will only be offered in Japanese.
Shuttle bus transportation is included in the above rates as follows:
SHUTTLE BUS FROM HOTEL TO THE START OF THE RACE
All racers and supporters who've made reservations through Avid at the Toyoko Inn Hotel in Mishima on Saturday can take this courtesy shuttle bus to the start of the race on Sunday morning. A bus ticket will be provided to each guest upon checking into the hotel. Please give this ticket to staff when you get on the bus.
All racers and supporters with reservations at the Toyoko Inn Hotel in Mishima on Sunday can take this courtesy shuttle bus from the finish line back to the hotel on Sunday evening. After finishing the race, go to the Avid booth inside the Shuzenji Sogo Kaikan building right next to the finish line so that staff can show you where to get on the bus.
Please note, this courtesy shuttle bus back to Mishima is only available to those who've made hotel reservations after the race through Avid at the Toyoko Inn. (You cannot use this bus to get back to Mishima if you don't have hotel reservations after the race.)
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
To: Hotel Toyoko Inn Fujisan Mishima-eki - Mishima
SUPPORTER SHUTTLE VAN from start line (Matsuzaki) to the finish line (Shuzenji)
Avid will be arranging a special shuttle van for supporters during the race so that friends and family can come go to the start of the race and then go to the finish line. This bus will take supporters from Matsuzaki (start of the race) to the finish line in Shuzenji and will also make one stop at the Nishina Pass aid station (A2; 43.5km) along the way.
If you are coming to the race as a supporter, we highly recommend taking the supporter shuttle bus. There is no public transportation along the race course route nor are there supporter shuttle buses provided by the race.
If for some reason you need to cancel your reservations above, our cancellation policy for the packages is as follows:
Before Fri. November 30, 2018 (24:00 JST)*: 100% refund
Sat. December 1, 2018 (0:00-24:00 JST)*: 90% refund
Between Sun. December 2 (0:00 JST) and Thu. December 6 (24:00 JST)**: 70% refund
Fri. December 7 (0:00-24:00 JST): 50% refund
After Sat. December 8 (00:00 JST)**** /No shows: Sorry, no refunds
* 7 days before racer check-in (December 8, 2018)
** 2-6 days before racer check-in
*** 1 day before racer check-in
**** 0 day before racer check-in and during the race.
Please note, all refunds will be subject to the following administration/service charges.
• Accommodation & Support Package cancellation - JPY 2,000 (per booking)
If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, our cancellation policy for both accommodations & transportation is as follows:
Race entry fees are paid directly to the Izu Trail Journey race and cannot be refunded under any circumstances as per race policy.