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Japan Cup Cycle Road Race

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Asia’s most prestigious cycling road race

Utsunomiya city hosts the major cycle road race held every October. Top-class cyclists from around the world gather here to compete, the only chance to see the “Tour de France” cyclists in Japan! Oh-dori (main street) is closed off, and the sight of the criterium turning the streets into a racecourse is totally exhilarating.

Basic Information

Telephone Number 028-689-9311
Website http://www.japancup.gr.jp/
Date 2024 October 18th(Fri)to October 20th(Sun) 
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)

Central Area

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.

Seasons in Tochigi