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Chiba Prefectural Governor’s Canoe Cup Championship 2020

Our annual canoe race is held on the second Sunday of January to promote friendship between canoe lovers and strengthen ties among their clubs. It has become a highlight of the winter season to get out on the water with the more than 400 participants, in various types of canoes, begin the race simultaneously on the Edo river.

The course is 5.5km, and there is a 3km course for primary school students. It takes approximately 30 minutes for racing canoes to finish and 60 minutes for recreational canoes. Spectators always enjoy watching the long procession of canoes pass by.

This event has its origins in a local race in which canoeists vied to be the first to return to Matsudo after visiting the temple Taishakuten in Shibamata for hatsumode, the first visit of the New Year on the third of January.

Since 2004, we have been using IC tags to time each canoe, an initiative that has been well received by participants. A particular treat on the day is the tonjiru (pork and vegetable miso soup) that is served at lunch time.

Chiba Prefectural Governor’s Canoe Cup Championship 2020

When

January 12, 2020

Where

Matsudo City Edogawa, near the Kamikatsushika Bridge.
15 mins on foot from Matsudo Sta. on the JR Jyoban Line.

Price

Adult ¥3,500
Junior high school student or younger ¥1,500
(Lunch and sports insurance included for all participators)

Event Website

URL (Japanese only)

Applications

Chiba Prefectural Governor’s Canoe Cup Championship Secretariat

Closing date of application

December 7, 2019 (tentative)

Contact

Chiba Sports Concierge
Email:2020concierge@ccb.or.jp

Chiba Prefectural Governor’s Canoe Cup Championship Secretariat
E-mail:ksu09181@ktf.biglobe.ne.jp

Accommodation

Matsudo Kankou [URL]

Tourist spots

Matsudo Kankou [URL]

Access

From Tokyo Station
27 mins by train to Matsudo Sta.
(15 mins on foot from Matsudo Sta. to the venue)

From Narita Airport
60 mins by train
(15 mins on foot from Matsudo Sta. to the venue)

Access Map

CCB-IC SPORTS CONCIERGE

or call us at  +81-43-297-2754

(English and Japanese)