The Biggest Walking Event in Japan Gathering 100 Thousand People

In every early November, a festival of an international walking, ‘’The Japan Three-Day March,’’ is held in an abundant hiki hill centered on Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama. Now, the Japan Three-Day March becomes the world’s 2nd largest event behind ‘’International Four Days Marches’’ held in Nijmegen, the Netherland, and gather 100 thousand people from all over Japan and the world in three days. We are proud that all people supporting this event are volunteers. Please, participate in the Japan Three-Day March, and see the color of the wind.

What is the Japan Three-Day March?

It’s the international walking event which was started in 1978. You can choose the distance from 6 distance courses(50・40・30・20・10・5km) depend on your condition, and walk in three days.The start time is depend on the distance course. There is a checkpoint on the way, and you can goal on condition that you can walk the whole distance by 5:00 p.m. with the check.You can walk in autumn Hiki hill with walkers from all over Japan and the world with your own pace. This is ‘’The Japan Three-Day March.’’

Attraction of ‘’ The Japan Three-Day March’’

Valuable nature in Musashino is left much in Hiki hill around Higashimatsuyama City placed in central Saitama. You can see vast and tranquil rural landscape in the east, and small hills stretching to mountains in Chichibu and foot of mountains in the west. There are also a lot of cultural assets in each course, and you can walk while thinking about long past, and feel relaxed atmosphere.Combined with courses having comfortable ups and downs, you can enjoy walking in Hiki hill having the abundant nature.

Participation Method

The advanced registration application of the 45th Japan Three-Day March is accepted from August 1st(Mon.)There are two ways, the advanced registration and registration on the day, to participate in the Japan Three-Day March. Advanced


Registration (3 Days)

Applications will be accepted from August 1st(Mon.) to September 15th(Thu.)

  • Adult 2,000JPY
  • Under High School Student 800JPY


Registration on the Day (Per each day)Applications will be accepted from November 4th(Fry.) to November 6th(Sun.) on the venue.

  • Adult 1,000JPY/ Per each day
  • Under High School Student 500JPY/ Per each day



Participants must have medical check beforehand, and participate in with good health. In case accidents occur for participants, organizer DO NOT take any responsibility or liability except range of accident insurance and emergency measures.Also, in case natural disaster, stormy weather, new strains of influenza etc. occur, we will follow municipal decision in terms of cancellation of event. In that case, we will send you the brochure, the number cloth, the map etc. However, the payment will NOT be refunded, and won’t approve any certification of this event.