Takamatsu Triathlon

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Photo source | Takamatsu City Facebook Page
Takamatsu City

Takamatsu Triathlon is an international sporting event the brings competitors from around the world to swim (750m), bike (20km) and run (5km) in scenic central Takamatsu City.

Held over a three day period in July, the triathlon is separated into two events. The first day is for media relations and pre-race inspections. The following day is the race for elite men and women with a top prize of 1500 USD. The third day is the age category competition. The elite racers are divided into teams representing their respective countries, which you’ll notice if you look at the front of their jerseys.

The race starts with the swimming section with competitors entering the water from steps right on the water. They rapidly move through the water and soon emerge onto another set of steps located 750 meters away. The athletes then transition to their bicycles, taking a tour of downtown Takamatsu City. As fast they are moving, it’s a wonder if they actually see any of the sights they pass. By the time that they get to the running stage, tensions rise as the end of the race nears. The competitors run through the city and along the wonderful promenade in the portside area.

Participants in the age category race on the third day have a lot of fun during the entire experience. Friends and family join together and cheer each other on. No matter what time they clock in, they are proud of their accomplishment. Takamatsu Triathlon is an international sporting event held in central Takamatsu.

Access: Sunport Takamatsu is about a 5-minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station.

About the Area

Takamatsu City is the commercial center of Shikoku and has a urban feel that is befitting to the title. Its lovely boulevards and well-developed port area create an ambiance that is truly cosmopolitan.

Must-see spots for visitors include, Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu Castle, the central shopping arcade and the port area art installations.

Yakuri Station is the entry point to the Yashima district of Takamatsu City, which is well-known for its temple near the summit of the unique and iconic table top-shaped Mt. Yashima. The vista from the mountain is highly-prized and well worth the effort to get there. However, to best appreciate its entire shape, the view from Sunport Takamatsu Symbol Tower is recommended.

Yashima is notable for its eateries, many of which serve the renowned local specialty, udon noodles.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee