The Japanese Odyssey

The Japanese Odyssey is a long distance unsupported cycle adventure.
The organisation doesn’t provide any support – once you cross the starting line, you are on your own.
We want to ensure equal opportunity for all riders, either local or non-Japanese.
This means that private assistance or pre-arranged support are prohibited. You may eat, sleep, and service your bike at places also available to the other riders or at commercial shops


We chose 15 mandatory checkpoints and segments you’ll have to ride through.
Inbetween, nothing is imposed, you make your own decisions route-wise.


The Japanese Odyssey is a demanding adventure.
And yet, it is not a race.
Some riders will try to reach the finish line as fast as possible. Others will ride for the sheer pleasure of making it to the finish line. There won’t be any ranking, nor official finishing times. Successful riders will be those who accomplish the course within 12 days.


You have 12 days (288 h) to cross the fifteen mandatory checkpoints and segments, and then reach Hachinohe.
How to manage it is up to you. You decide when, where and how long to stop off.

The Japanese Odyssey – A cycling adventure across Japan

About – The Japanese Odyssey

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Event Details
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  • Start Date
    October 22, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 2, 2024 12:00 pm
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  • Address
    Japan, 〒892-0816 Kagoshima, Yamashitachō, 11−1 鹿児島市役所 中庭