Flying Dragon Tour: Kodaizan Trail Running

7 hours


Price 12,375 yen
Tax Included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Tamana / Tamana

7 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • Enjoy comfortable running through scenic points with views of the Ariake Sea, Nagasaki, and Mount Aso.
  • Explore historical sites of Shugendo, fortress ruins, and myths about megaliths, guided through the local history and culture.
  • Depending on the weather and season, you can enjoy sunsets or nightscapes from the mountaintop.
  • In autumn and winter, it’s also possible to experience night trail running with headlamps.


The trail running tour starts from Rengein Tanjōji Okunoin, home to the “Flying Dragon Bell,” runs through the ridge trail roads, passes through the Jyagatani Park at the foot of the mountain, and returns to the lodging facility. Combining this trail running tour with training at the temple, you will be able to achieve training akin to gaining the spirit and physicality of a dragon. The participation fee is 13,750 yen per person for up to 5 participants with 2 guides, and 11,250 yen per person for 6 to 10 participants with 3 guides.

Recommended Points

Kodakayama, while not high in elevation, is highly regarded by professional runners for its numerous scenic viewpoints and runner-friendly trails. It is a popular mountain among trail runners, offering the chance to enjoy trail running while experiencing the local history and culture. The navigators are local runners who organize an annual trail running event in Kodakayama. Familiar with every aspect of Kodakayama, they set courses suitable for the participants.

Included in the fee

  • Trail Running
  • Insurance Fee
  • Interpreter Fee

Not included in the fee

Transportation costs to the venue


English (including interpretation fee)

Event Duration


Available Options


Meeting Point

Rengein Tanjōji Okunoin Reception

Disbanding Point

Rengein Tanjōji Okunoin Reception

Program Availability


Minimum Participants

1 to 10 people

Application Deadline

One month in advance


Course Overview

< Navigators >
For groups of up to 5 people, 2 navigators will guide you. For groups of 6 to 10 people, 3 navigators will provide guidance.

< Attire and What to Bring >
Please be sure to watch the instruction video. Snacks for the activity, such as energy bars, can be purchased locally.

Please note that the program is subject to change due to weather conditions or other circumstances.

< Course Overview >

  • Based on the map on the right, the course will be arranged according to the participants.
  • For the course map, please use the mobile app “YAMAP” under “Shodai Adventure Mountain.


Distance14 kmDuration5 – 6 hours
Cumulative Elevation GainApproximately 1150 metersTarget Age Group16 years and older
Fitness LevelTrail Running BeginnersOther QualificationsHalf Marathon within 5 hours
Distance15 – 20 kmDuration5 – 6 hours
Cumulative Elevation GainApproximately 450 mTarget Age Group16 years and older
Fitness LevelComplete a 20km Trail RaceOther QualificationsFull Marathon within 5 hours

Cancellation Policy

Each content provider who already has a cancellation policy in place will follow their existing policy. For new content providers in this program, the following cancellation policy proposal will serve as the basis for determining the policy while making adjustments as needed.

Content 1
【Cancellation by Organizer (Provider Included)】 ► The content may be altered due to weather conditions or the condition of participants. In extreme cases, such as severe weather, if safety is a concern, the guide may decide to cancel the tour. ► Please note that partial abandonment of the set fee, joining the course midway, or refunds for the return journey cannot be provided.
Content 2
【Cancellation by Organizer (Including Service Providers) Based on Judgment】 ► In the event of inclement weather such as heavy rain or if it is anticipated, the experience will be canceled. In such cases, we will notify you by phone by the evening of the previous day. There will be no cancellation fee in this case.
Content 3
► In case of rain, there is a possibility of route or content changes. ► If severe weather is expected, or if it becomes difficult to conduct the tour safely due to sudden weather changes during the tour or customer health issues, the guide may decide to cancel the tour. In the event of tour cancellation based on the guide’s judgment before the tour, a full refund of the tour fee will be provided.

<Content Pricing Information>

  • Selling Price:
    • The selling price is set to be the same for buyers, whether it’s through direct sales by content providers or sales via travel agencies.
  • Referral Fee:
    • The referral fee for sales via travel agencies is determined through discussions between content providers and travel agencies.
    • (Example) If the sales commission is 10%, the wholesale price is the selling price multiplied by 0.9.

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For this experience program, please inquire with our company each time. We will coordinate with local suppliers to arrange the schedule, fees, and detailed content for you. Please start by contacting us.

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