Sport Overview

Orienteering is a sport that involves running through control points indicated on a specially-created map in as little time as possible. Unlike forest orienteering that is held in hilly areas, sprint orienteering is held in urban settings or parks and lasts for about 15 minutes. It is a fast and thrilling sport that requires competitors to make split-second navigating decisions while running at high speeds.

The information on this page is for reference as it was held in May 2021.


(General Category)
EventGenderAge Categories*Grade
Sprint / Forest
Men /Women35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+,85+,90+,95+,100+
Sprint/ Middle Distance
Men/Women35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+,85+,90+,95+,100+Based on the qualification races, the qualifiers will be split into A-final B-final and so on in each age category.
Long Distance FinalMen/Women35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+,85+,90+,95+,100+Based on the classification by the results of forest qualification, a certain number of athletes will be changed (upgraded or downgraded) depending on the results of the Middle Distance Final.


(1)Age requirement: Minimum age is 35 (born on or before 31st December 1986)
(2)Licence: ID of IOF is required for entry.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Orienteering Forest                        
Hachi Highland
Sugigasawa Highland
Uwano Highland
Hachikita Highland
Mineyama Highland
Port Island
Kobe University, Rokkodai Campus

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Port Island

Location Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・2 minutes walking from Shimin Hiroba Sta.
・5minutes by car fromHanshin ExpresswayKobe Line“Kyobashi”Ramp
Official Homepage https://www.feel-kobe.jp/area-guide/island/

Kobe University, Rokkodai Campus

Location 1-1 Rokkodaicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・22 minutes walking from Rokkomichi Sta.
Official Homepage http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/guid/access/index.html

Sport Check-in

(1)Event Center (EC) will be opened at the below date and time.
 Thursday, 20 May, 12:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
 Friday, 21 May, 9:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
 Saturday, 22 May, 16:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC, Sprint Venue (9:00 - 15:00)
 Sunday, 23 May, 16:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC, Sprint Final Venue (9:00 - 15:00)
 Monday, 24 May, 9:00 - 12:00 Kobe EC
         16:00 - 21:00 Yabu EC
 Tuesday, 25 May, 9:00 - 21:00 Yabu EC
 Wednesday, 26 May, 17:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC, Forest Qualification Venue (8:00 - 16:00)
 Thursday, 27 May, 17:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC, Middle Distance Final Venue (8:00 - 16:00)
 Friday, 28 May, 10:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC
 Saturday, 29 May, 8:00 - 16:00 Long Distance Final Venue
 Sunday, 30 May, 8:00 - 12:00 Yabu EC (by phone only)

(2)Event Center (EC) :
 Kobe EC: The event center will be attached to the Hyogo Masters Village (Duo Kobe “Duo Dome”)
 Yabu EC: A booth will be set up in the roadside station “Yoka Tajima-no-kura”

 Upon receiving entry for the orienteering competition, athletes will receive a variety of handouts, including the bulletin 2 (program), number bibs, SI (for rental), model event map, various vouchers and the like. At the EC, information on the completion as well as information on transportation, accommodation, tourism and the like will be provided.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo

Location 2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo
Access ・From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using theescalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.
Official Homepage http://www.duokobe.com/

Sports Equipment Rental

When renting a SI card, classical SI card or SIAC is available. Rental fee to be determined.
As options, fees for the use of the shuttle within the forest, parking lots, banquet participation (to be determined).

Sports Equipment SI card
Rental Fee




Information for Accommodation


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