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. 


2018 UTMF Participants


UTMF Racer check-in & Mandatory gear check:    

Thu, April 26,  13:00-22:30  Ohike Kouen  (Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture)

Fri, April 27, 8:00-13:30*  Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni  (Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture)

*Drop bag drop-off & baggage check open from 8:00 to 14:00


Opening Ceremony:   Fri, April 27, 14:30

Race Start:                  Fri, April 27, 15:00

Awards Ceremony:   Sun, April 29, 12:30-13:00

Cut-off Time:              Sun, April 29, 13:00  (Time limit = 46 hours)

Start/Finish:               Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni/ Ohike Kouen 



2018 STY Participants


STY Racer check-in & Mandatory gear check:    

Thu, April 26,  13:00-22:30  Ohike Kouen  (Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture)

Fri, April 27, 8:00-10:30*  Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni  (Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture) 


*Drop bag drop-off & baggage check open from 8:00 to 11:00



Opening Ceremony:   Fri, April 27, 11:30

Race Start:                  Fri, April 27, 12:00

Awards Ceremony:   Sat, April 28, 7:30

Cut-off Time:              Sat, April 28, 8:00  (Time limit = 20 hours)

Start/Finish:               Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni/ Ohike Kouen 



This weekend is a 3-day long weekend in Japan (Apr 28-30 National Holiday) and is also the beginning of "Golden Week"- one of Japan's longest holidays (Apr. 28 - May 6). Hotels, trains and buses get booked up quickly and roads/highways will be very congested!

Make sure that you make your reservations early and leave yourself enough time for travel during the UTMF race weekend.




We recommend that you arrive into Kawaguchiko by Wed, Apr. 25 or 26 and complete racer check-in on Apr. 26 to avoid the stress of crowded lineups on race day.



For the UTMF, we recommend that you stay the night of Sun, Apr. 29 and checkout on Mon, Apr. 30.  

For the STY we recommend you stay the nights of Sat, Apr. 28 and if time allows Sun, Apr 29 to enjoy the race weekend and Golden Week festivities in Kawaguchiko!



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

There are frequent highway bus services available from the Kawaguchiko Station to Shinjuku throughout the day.




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!




Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi) is located in Yamanashi Prefecture about 3 hours west of Tokyo. This is where the UTMF/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 UTMF and STY start lines 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.