Japan Cup Cycle Road Race
Asia’s most prestigious cycling road race
|Venue||Utsunomiya Forest Park course (1 lap 14.1km/the last lap 10.3km)Utsunomiya Oh-dori course (1 lap 1.55km)Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park courseOrion Square (Utsunomiya city centre)|
Utsunomiya, the most populous city in Tochigi, is about an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and serves as a major transportation hub for the different regions of the prefecture. In addition to being known for its famous Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), Utsunomiya is called the “city of jazz and cocktails”, as there are numerous venues for hearing live jazz music, and the bartenders are quite skilled, so there are plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife.