Yokohama Dragon Boat Race

2015 May 30 (Saturday)

Yamashita-koen, Yokohama

Ever ridden a dragon?!

Come join the Tokyo Gaijins dragon boat race crew (or just cheer for our team) as we compete against the best dragon racers in Japan! No experience nor swimming skill necessary, just a good level of enthusiasm to try something fun and new!

Team uniform is RED CLOTHES (or BODY SUIT) and CRAZY HAT!

Check 2014, 2013 and 2012 race photos!

event details

  • Meet at Yamashita park central entrance at 11am
  • Orientation
  • Paddling practice
  • Pizza lunch at 12:30pm
  • Safety briefing
  • More paddling practice
  • Get ready 30mins before the first heat
  • First heat around 1:30pm
  • More paddling practice
  • Get ready 30mins before the second heat
  • Second heat around 3pm
  • Hangout and party at the park until 5pm
  • Go for drinks with people you've met on the event (optional)

Event Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Race entry fee (two heats)
  • Boat/paddle/life jacket
  • Pizza lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Miscellaneous items (plastic sheets, garbage bags, etc.)
  • Accident insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends


  • Birthday on May 30 (3,000yen)
  • Race 2nd timer (1,000yen)
Price: 10,000yen
Maximum Space:40

important notes

Yokohama dragon boat race video
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • Closest train stations to Yamashita koen are Motomachi-Chukagai on Minato-Mirai line and Ishikawacho on JR line.
  • Experience and swimming skill are not necessary!
  • Pizza lunch will be served around 1pm.
  • Joining just to watch and cheer for our team is FREE, just bring your own food, drinks and snacks.
  • Team members must wear a red t-shirt as a uniform.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Team uniform (Red clothes or body suit and crazy hat)
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Spare clothes
  • Jacket (wind breaker)
  • Beach sandals/flip-flops
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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