This website includes information about accommodation and race support packages provided by Avid Adventures Japan.


Refer to the official UTMF website for race details and the most up-to-date information regarding the race itself.


Official ULTRA-TRAIL Mt FUJI Website




Planning for the UTMF/STY

Here's a summary of the important dates and times you should keep in mind when making your plans. 


2016 UTMF Participants


UTMF Racer check-in & Mandatory gear check:    

Thu, September 22, 13:00-17:00  Ohike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko

Fri, September 23, 8:00-11:30*  Ohike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko

*Drop bag drop-off open until 12:00


Opening Ceremony:   Fri, September 23, 12:00

Race Start:                  Fri, September 23, 13:00

Awards Ceremony:    Sun, September 25, 10:00

Cut-off Time:              Sun, September 25, 11:00 (Time limit = 46 hours)

Start/Finish:                Ohike Kouen (Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture)



2016 STY Participants


STY Racer check-in & Mandatory gear check:    

Thu, September 22, 13:00-17:00  Ohike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko

Fri, September 22, 8:00-11:30*  Ohike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko

Sat, September 24, 8:00-10:00  Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni

*Drop bag drop-off open until 11:00


Opening Ceremony:   Sat, September 24, 11:30

Race Start:                  Sat, September 24, 12:00

Cut-off Time:              Sun, September 25, 8:00 (Time limit = 20 hours)

Awards Ceremony:    Sun, September 25, 10:00

Start/Finish Location: Kodomono-kuni (Shizuoka Prefecture) / Ohike Kouen





For the UTMF, we highly recommend that you arrive into Kawaguchiko by Sept. 21  and for the STY, by Sept. 21 or 22.



For both the UTMF and STY, we recommend that you stay the night of Sun, Sept. 25 and checkout on Mon. Sept. 26.  There are frequent highway bus services available from the Kawaguchiko Station to Shinjuku throughout the day.



Plan on at least 4 - 5 hours (including bus/train transfers) to get to/from the Narita or Haneda Airports to Kawaguchiko.

Travel time to/from Narita Airport to Tokyo: 40 minutes - 1 hour

Travel time to/from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko:  2.5 hours to 3 hours

Travel time to/from Haneda Airport to Kawaguchiko:  2.5 hours to 3 hours




Which airport should I fly into?

When should I arrive by?

How do I get to the start line of the UTMF/STY?

What's the best way to get back to Tokyo or airport after the race?

What's the weather like in September near Mt. Fuji?


Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website for answers!



UTMF Start / Finish (STY Finish) - KAWAGUCHIKO

Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi) is located in Yamanashi Prefecture about 3 hours west of Tokyo. This is where the UTMF start/finish line (and STY finish line) is located. The actual start/finish line is in a local park called Ohike Kouen (Ohike Park) just east of the 707 bridge.



Kodomono-kuni (shown on the map as 富士山こどもの国) is a large recreation park in Shizuoka Prefecture. The STY start line will be located inside this park. Kodomono-kuni is about a 3 - 4 hour drive from Tokyo and about an hour drive from the UTMF/STY finish line in Kawaguchiko.