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Emperor’s Cup Inter Prefectural Men’s Ekiden

January 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Teams from all 47 prefectures battle it out in this annual 48km road relay. The out-and-back course starts and finishes at Hiroshima Peace Park, turning around near at Maezora Station just past the ferry port at Miyajima-guchi.

The start and finish is on Peace Boulevard in front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park where large crowds congregate to cheer on the runners. A big screen is set up inside the park (near the International Conference Center).

Start time: 12:30
“Estimated” finish time: 14:49

    Total distance:48.0km

    1st Leg:7.0km
    Peace Memorial Park (Peace Boulevard) – Hiroden Inokuchi Station (East)

    2nd Leg:3.0km
    Hiroden Inokuchi Station (East) – Kairoen Intersection

    3rd Leg:8.5km
    Kairoen Intersection – Miyajima-guchi Rotary

    4th Leg:5.0km
    Miyajima-guchi Rotary – Maezora JR Station Turnaround – Ajina JR Station (South)

    5th Leg:8.5km
    Ajina JR Station (South) – Hiroshima Kodai

    6th Leg:3.0km
    Hiroshima Kodai – Kusastsu Bridge

    7th Leg:13.0km
    Kusastsu Bridge – Peace Boulevard via Jonan St – Peace Memorial Park


January 21
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan