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Ondo Ohashi Yasumiyama Marathon


Here’s one for the books. I haven’t seen a course going straight up a mountain since the Mt. Marathon race in Seward, Alaska.

Mt. Yasumi in Kure city may not be the steepest on record, but you’re still ascending 500 meters inside a 7 km course.

Date: May 6th, 2007

Distance 14.5 km

Price ¥2000

Start Time 10:00 AM

Deadline April 10th

Traveling by train from Hiroshima. Take the Kure Line from Hiroshima Station (広島駅) to Kure Station (呉駅). Take the #3 bus from Kure Station until you reach Ondo Lodgeshita. The starting line is a few minutes walk from there, in Sakura no Sato Park.

Registration includes admission to the Ondo Lodge Onsen, a rather popular bathhouse in the Kure area.

Map to Ondo Lodge Onsen

Onsen website

GetHiroshima race details

Runnet registration

Map of Yasumiyama

Labels: living in Hiroshima, running in Japan