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Event Location

The Kansai region is located in the
centre of
Japanese islands, and is surrounded by the
Pacific Ocean, the Seto Inland Sea, and the
Sea of Japan.

Kobe, a city surrounded by mountains and
the sea, has fused Japanese and Western
culture into a unique Kobe culture, since the
opening of Kobe Port 150 years ago. Special
features include Mt. Rokko, Arima onsen
which is one of the Japan’s oldest hot springs,
a waterfront, and J apanese sake breweries
supported by high quality water. Also,
gourmet foods such as Kobe beef and Kobe
sweets are waiting for your arrival.

The Tajima region, where
the forest events of
W M OC2021 are located, i s an area full of
natur al features such as mountains, rivers,
waterfalls and the Sea of Japan. After your
race, you can rejuvenate yourself at the hot
spring and enjoy local food using seafood,
Tajima beef, rice and vegetables cultivated in
an environmenta lly friendly way.

Key Dates

1-Feb-2020Registration opens
28-Feb-2021WMG registration closes
10-Apr-2021WMOC entry closes
20-May-2021WMOC Event Centre open
21-May-2021Sprint model events
22-May-2021Sprint Qualification
Opening ceremony
23-May-2021Sprint Final and medal ceremony
24-May-2021Rest day: move to forest area
25-May-2021Model event* – Forest Qualification and Middle Distance Final
26-May-2021Forest Qualification
27-May-2021Middle Distance Final and medal ceremony
28-May-2021Model event* – Long Distance Final
29-May-2021Long Distance Final and medal ceremony
Closing ceremony

* Forest model event terrain is open from 25 to 28 May. However, the shuttle bus will run only on 25 and 28 May 2021.

Old maps

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