|Date||12th (Fri) / 13th(Sat) / 14th(Sun) May 2017|
|Place||Kumagawa Riverside Park, Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan|
|Organizers||Yatsushiro City Government Office
Japan Walking Association
|Manager||Kyushu International Three-Day March Executive Committee|
|Application period||1st(Wed) Feb 2017 to 24th(Fri) Mar 5:00pm(Japan time)|
Walker(s) -------------------¥1,800/person（Up to high school students：Free）
Welcome party (5pm, 12th May)----¥1,000/person
|All remittance fees will be borne by the applicants.
Payments can also be made at start/finish area.
- International Marching League official event
- International Volkssport Verband official event
Payee's Bank: Higo Bank
Branch name: Yatsushiro Branch
Address of Bank: 3-40 Kitanomarumachi, Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Payee's A/C Number: 182-253-1-1690487
- Late registration and payment can also be made at start/finish area.
A fee of ¥2,000/person will be collected.
- Late registration for the welcome party will not be accepted.
|Distance||Date||Registration Time||Starting Time||Start/Finish Location|
Kumagawa Riverside Park/The finish time is by 4:30pm
Description of Routes
Walk along the fertile plains of Yatsushiro, where "rush grass" for Japanese mats are grown. This plain was created by the Kumagawa River to the south and the Hikawa River to the north (the Kumagawa River is one of the three fastest flowing rivers in Japan).
Take part in various walking courses during the Three-Day event, and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery such as the sea, the mountains, the rivers as well as the historical buildings, temples and shrines on the course.
Furthermore feel the warm hospitality of the local people as you walk along your course.
Benefits of Walking
☆ Walk at your own pace with minimal burden to your body.
☆ Moderate walking improves your lifestyle and helps you sleep better.
☆ It is an aerobic exercise which will keep your waistline trim and keep you healthy.
☆ Walking stimulates the brain by observing the landscapes and natural surroundings, and the many different fragrances in the air. It also reduces the level of stress.
☆ Provides companionship when walking with a partner and is a great way to join a new community.
Walking regime is recognized as a gentle approach for men and women of all ages to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Why don’t you take up walking and energize in the fresh air?
We promptly suggest that you follow the instructions of your doctor if you have any heart related problems.
Average daytime temperature 25° C
Special Care Along the Course
Bring your own cup! Walkers can get free drinks along the courses. There are free medical care and first-aid stations at the start/finish area and along the walking routes.
Enjoyable events at the start / finish area, there are many events, and foods, drinks, souvenirs and special local products are available. At the stage area various entertainments are held every day.
We will present original kappa badges to the walkers who have completed their walking courses for three days. For the first time participants, the first badge will be presented to them. In the following year, if the participants continuously complete their walking courses for all three days, the second badge will be presented to them. The number on the badge increases as the number of times the walker participates in the Walks.
Sanctioned by the IML and IVV.
The awards ceremony is held in the afternoon of the 3rd day at start/finish area (the time is yet to be decided).
How to get here
From Aso Kumamoto airport to Yatsushiro,there's a direct bus called"Super Banpeiyu"is more convenient.
Super Banpeiyu shuttlebus:http://www.k-2121.com/noriai.html
Download Brochure(PDF file)
Booking and travel arrangements
For hotel booking and travel arrangements, please contact :
Yatsushiro Marching League (YML) in May 2017 is about to begin!
Kyushu International 3-Day March and in correspondence with the 5 festivals in Yatsushiro City, will start a unique walk which will correlate in accordance with each festival and have routes that will pass through the tourist spots and historical ruins located in the corresponding district. You’ve got to check it out.
For more detailed information please click here.
Managed by Kyushu International Three-Day March Executive Committee
TS Bill 3F 3-11 Asahichuodori,Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture 866-0844 JAPAN