All Information is subject to change without notice.

About Travel & Accommodation
Which airport is the nearest from Lake Biwa?
Kansai is the nearest international airport to access to Lake Biwa.
Narita or Haneda International Airports are another choice, yet it may require an extra day to travel to Otsu, depending on the arrival time of your flight. We strongly recommend coming from Kansai Airport.

Where is Lake Biwa located and how can I get there?
Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan located in Otsu city which lies next to Kyoto. It takes 2 hours from Kansai Airport to Kyoto by JR West Airport Express Haruka. From Kyoto to Otsu, it is just 10 minutes travel by local train.

Where is the athletes' lounge?
The lounge sets up at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel. The Hotel is located 10 minutes from Otsu Station by complimentary shuttle bus.

About Registration

Can I participate in the 2021 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon?
In order to participate in the 2020 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, you must meet one of the following qualifying time standards recorded from 1 December 2017 until the date of entry.
Marathon -- 2 hours 30 minutes or faster
Half marathon -- 1 hours 10 minutes or faster
30km -- 1 hours 40 minutes or faster
20km -- 1 hours 05 minutes or faster
10,000m -- 31 minutes or faster

How can I register for the race?
1. Non-JAAF-registered athletes:
As the registration procedure for non-JAAF-registered athletes differs from the standard applications, please give us first contact by 31 December 2020 with your profile and the qualifying time standards recorded on 1 December 2017 or after.

2. JAAF-registered athletes:
Print out the entry form (PDF format) from the official homepage. With the approval of your affiliated federation, submit it to the following address by 2 February 2017.

Osaka Marathon 2024 (elite category)
(Osaka Marathon and Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon were combined in 2022.)

The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office
3-4-5, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8251, Japan
E-mail: [email protected] , jigyoubu@pearl