The race starts early (6:00am) on Sunday, December 11, 2016 so you'll want to arrive into Matsuzaki at least one day beforehand. Avid has rooms available for international participants at the very conveniently located "Matsuzaki-sou" which is about a 5 minute walk to the start line. This is a very nice hotel with a beautiful hot springs bath on the top floor and fantastic sunset views over the ocean!



Address:  210-1 Ena, Matsuzaki-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka-ken

Check-in: Sat. Dec 10, 2016

Check-out: Sun. Dec 11, 2016 (early morning)









Young Children




Dinner & Breakfast


12,500 yen


11,500 yen


6,500 yen


0 yen (free)


Breakfast Only 


7,500 yen


6,500 yen


3,000 yen


0 yen (free)

Single Occupancy Room Rates:

In Japan, many hotels only offer double occupancy rates and charge an additional fee for single occupancy usage.  A fee of 2,160 yen will be added to the above rates for single occupancy.


Room Rates:

- Adults = includes students 13 years old and older

- Children = children ages 7 - 12 years old

- Young Children = children ages 3 - 6 years old

- Infants = infants younger than 3 years old




  1. The above rates include taxes.
  2. Infants can stay for free but will not be provided with meals or a separate bed/futon.
  3. The above rates are per person regardless of how many people are in the room. The same rate applies for both racers and family/friends/supporters.
  4. Breakfast will be a Japanese style "bento" box that will include rice balls. The breakfast boxes will be distributed early in the morning of the Dec. 11.
  5. Dinner is at 7:00pm. If you plan to arrive later than that, we recommend you sign up for the Breakfast-only plan.



**All bookings are subject to a 10% administration fee. This fee will be added to the total when making your booking.

Many of the hotels are completely booked during this weekend so we encourage you to book early!





There will be special charter buses departing from Shinjuku (Tokyo) to Matsuzaki on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  The following two departure times will be available:


BUS #1:   12/10(Sat)  Depart Shinuku Station  7:30am  / Arrive Matsuzaki 12:10pm


BUS #2:   12/10(Sat)  Depart Shinuku Station  12:30pm  / Arrive Matsuzaki 17:10pm


- The bus will make a few rest stops along the way.

- Other Japanese racers will also being using this bus.

- Matsuzakisou (the hotel booked through Avid) is less than a 5 minute walk to the hotel. Maps/details will be provided for those who've signed up through Avid.


RATE PER PERSON:  7,000 yen


**All bookings are subject to a 10% administration fee. This fee will be added to the total when making your booking.





If you are coming to the race as a supporter, you will need to make your own arrangements to go to the aid stations and finish line by booking a car rental. There is no public transportation along the race course route nor are there supporter shuttle buses provided by the race. There are public buses though that go from Matsuzaki (start line) to Shuzenji (finish line), however this bus will not stop along the race course.


Depending on the number of supporters coming to the race, Avid may be able to make special arrangements to provide shuttle services for you and your family. Please contact at the following to enquire:



If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, our cancellation policy for both accommodations & transportation is as follows:


>7 days before your first night (before Dec 2) 100% refund 

>2-7 days before your first night (Dec 3-8) 30% refund

>1 day before your first night (Dec 9) 50% refund

Day of your first night (Dec 10)/No shows - Sorry, no refunds


Please all cancellations are subject to a JPY 1,100 administration/cancellation charge.


Race entry fees are paid directly to the Izu Trail Journey race and cannot be refunded under any circumstances as per race policy.