The Kunisaki Peninsula, where you can view rich nature and feel the nice autumn breeze.
The Shikoku Mountains, where the range of divine and precipitous mountains rises, and the beautiful coastline of Setouchi.
The concept of our rally is "interacting with people with a smile" along the way
and we connect the areas which have different histories and cultures from Kyushu to Kobe.
This time we will drive on a route of 1,100 km, which is never taken before, over four days.
We will follow various winding roads and the coastline of the Seto Inland Sea alternately
so we are sure that you can experience the real thrill of a classic car rally.

AboutWhat is a Classic Car Rally ?

Course Points

StartMoji 〜 Beppu ~ Oita ~ Dogo ~
Setouchi Shimanami Kaido ~ Tosa ~ GoalKobe


We start our rally at “Mojiko Station”.
The station is the first station building designated as a national important cultural property,
and was restored to its Taisho period look in 2019.
We drive on a beautiful winding road through "Yabakei",
one of the new three scenic spots of Japan,
then head to Beppu Kannawa Onsen where steam is rising from its hot springs.


We leave Beppu Onsen and head to Oita Agricultural Park where challenging consecutive PC competitions will be held.
We travel around the Kunisaki Peninsula surrounded by beautiful mountains and enjoy interacting with children in Kitsuki City,
then take a ferry from Saganoseki in Oita to Cape Sada in Shikoku.
We drive through Sadamisaki Melody Line while viewing the sea stretching out on both sides of the road,
and at the end of the day, relax and refresh at “Dogo Onsen”,
one of the three oldest hot spring resorts in Japan.


We leave Dogo Onsen for Shimanami Kaido.
We visit "Oyamazumi Shrine" known as the guardian deity of Japan in Omishima,
then go back to Imabari City via Shimanami Kaido to take a break at the Towel Museum.
Afterwards, we go directly to Tosa Kochi,
taking a mountain-crossing route where you can experience the deep Shikoku Mountains and the magnificent great outdoors.
Enjoy "straw-seared bonito" at the hotel.


After greeting the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto at Katsurahama Beach,
we drive through a route among mountains in the "Oboke"
and "Koboke" gorges carved out by the torrent of the Yoshino River running through the Shikoku Mountains.
We cross a low-water bridge, and have a relaxing time at "Udatsu no Machinami" in Mima City, Tokushima,
then compete the final PC competition at "Hotel Anaga" on Awaji Island
and head to the finish line in Kobe via the Akashi Ohashi Bridge.

Main areas where the event is staged

A port town which has a retro and modern mixed atmosphere.
It's like a scene from the old days from the Meiji to the Showa period.
The city of hot springs known nationwide for Beppu Onsen.
This tourist city is visited by more than eight million people every year and also designated as an international tourist hot spring cultural city.
Oita ~ Dogo
Oita ~ Dogo
Kokudo Kyushi Ferry runs from Kyushu to Shikoku.
Dogo Onsen, depicted in the novel "Botchan", is considered Japan's oldest hot-spring resort.

Setouchi Shimanami Kaido
Setouchi Shimanami Kaido
A bridge route of approximately 60-km long that connects Honshu and Shikoku.
You can enjoy the view of the many beautiful islands in the Seto Inland Sea and the majestic bridges connecting the islands.
Tosa is dotted with scenic spots with a view of the Pacific Ocean including Katsurahama Beach.
Also well known as the place related to Ryoma Sakamoto and you can feel the history of the end of the Edo period.
A port town famous for retro Kobe Kitano Ijinkan and Nankinmachi, and its exotic atmosphere attracts people.
One of Japan's most popular tourist destinations known as a beautiful night-view spot.


route map map pinRoute Spots


  • Mojiko Station(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)12:00 Start
  • Nissan Motor Kyushu(Kanda Town, Fukuoka Prefecture)12:50 ~ 13:30
  • Usa City Office Innai Branch(Usa City, Oita Prefecture)15:25 ~ 16:05
  • Ideyu-zaka(Beppu City, Oita Prefecture)16:35 ~ 17:05
  • Beppu Sanso Kannawaen(Beppu City, Oita Prefecture)16:45 Goal
  • 12:00
  • 12:50 ~ 13:30
  • 15:25 ~ 16:05
  • 16:35 ~ 17:05
  • 16:45
  • Start
  • Goal


  • Beppu Sanso Kannawaen(Beppu City, Oita Prefecture)07:00 Start
  • Oita Agricultural Park(Kitsuki City, Oita Prefecture)07:35 ~ 08:40
  • Yamaga Elementary School(Kitsuki City, Oita Prefecture)08:45 ~ 09:35
  • Saganoseki Ferry Terminal(Oita City, Oita Prefecture)11:00 ~ 11:20
  • Cape Sada Misaki Port(Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture)13:10 ~ 13:20
  • Sadamisaki Hana Hana(Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture)13:30 ~ 14:40
  • Ikata Town Ground(Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture)14:50 ~ 15:10
  • Emifull MASAKI(Masaki Town, Ehime Prefecture)16:00 ~ 16:40
  • Dogo Kowakuen Haruka(Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)16:55 Goal
  • 07:00
  • 07:35 ~ 08:40
  • 08:45 ~ 09:35
  • 11:00 ~ 11:20
  • 13:10 ~ 13:20
  • 13:30 ~ 14:40
  • 14:50 ~ 15:10
  • 16:00 ~ 16:40
  • 16:55
  • Start
  • Goal


  • Dogo Kowakuen Haruka(Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)07:30 Start
  • Setoda Sunset Beach(Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture)08:50 ~ 09:10
  • Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park(Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)09:10 ~ 09:30
  • Oyamazumi Shrine(Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)09:25 ~ 10:35
  • Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park(Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)10:25 ~ 10:45
  • Imabari Castle(Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)11:00 ~ 11:40
  • Towel Museum(Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)11:55 ~ 13:10
  • Michi-no-Eki Konoka(Ino Town, Kochi Prefecture)14:05 ~ 14:40
  • Nagoya Chinkabashi(Ino Town and Hidaka Village, Kochi Prefecture)15:10 ~ 15:30
  • Kochi Athletic Recreation Park(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)15:35 ~ 16:25
  • Kochi Keirin Velodrome(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)16:05 Goal
  • 07:30
  • 08:50 ~ 09:10
  • 09:10 ~ 09:30
  • 09:25 ~ 10:35
  • 10:25 ~ 10:45
  • 11:00 ~ 11:40
  • 11:55 ~ 13:10
  • 14:05 ~ 14:40
  • 15:10 ~ 15:30
  • 15:35 ~ 16:25
  • 16:05
  • Start
  • Goal


  • Kochi Keirin Velodrome(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)07:00 Start
  • Kochi Racecourse(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)07:15 ~ 07:35
  • Katsurahama Beach(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)07:40 ~ 08:20
  • Kochi Athletic Recreation Park(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)08:20 ~ 09:00
  • Kochi City office(Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture)08:45 ~ 09:25
  • River Station West-West(Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture)09:55 ~ 10:35
  • Wakimachi Udatsu-no-Machinami(Mima City, Tokushima Prefecture)11:15 ~ 12:25
  • HOTEL ANAGA(Minami Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture)13:05 ~ 14:10
  • Kobe Harborland(Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)16:30 Goal
  • 07:00
  • 07:15 ~ 07:35
  • 07:40 ~ 08:20
  • 08:20 ~ 09:00
  • 08:45 ~ 09:25
  • 09:55 ~ 10:35
  • 11:15 ~ 12:25
  • 13:05 ~ 14:10
  • 16:30
  • Start
  • Goal

Time and schedule may be subject to change without notice.
*Please note that this area is not permitted to enter for general public.

Entry List

No. Driver
Car-Model Year Photo
1 Kenta Sato
Kaito Sato
BUGATTI T35A 1925 car photo
2 Kyoto Takemoto
Junko Takemoto
BUGATTI T35A 1926 car photo
3 Kimio Sato
Kimiko Sato
BUGATTI T35B 1927 car photo
5 Norifumi Uryu
Ritsuko Takayama
BUGATTI T37A 1926 car photo
6 ×× ××
×× ××
BUGATTI T37 1926 car photo
7 Hidehito Suzuki
Koichiro Fukasawa
BUGATTI T37 1928 car photo
8 Masahiro Yokota
Etsuko Oki
FORD MODEL T 1923 car photo
9 ×× ××
×× ××
RILEY 12/4 SPORTS SPECIAL 1934 car photo
10 Yoshiaki Ninomiya
Reiko Ninomiya
BENTLEY 3.5L 1935 car photo
11 Hitoshi Uemura
Hayato Degawa
BENTLEY DERBY 1936 car photo
12 Shingo Tsutsui
Yukari Tsutsui
SIMCA 8 SPORT BARCHETTA 1938 car photo
14 Shingo Kojima
Akihiko Suzuki
LANCIA PAGANI 1947 car photo
15 Takatoshi Kawahara
Kazuhide Ide
MG YT Tourer 1948 car photo
16 Takatoshi Kawahara
Yoko Yukawa
BRISTOL400 1948 car photo
17 Yuki Takeda
Yukako Takeda
FERRARI 195 INTER 1950 -
18 Hiromichi Fukuda
Kohei Hayashida
LANCIA AURELIA B20 1952 car photo
19 Kouki Sekido
Yoko Sekido
ARNOLT MG TD2 1952 car photo
20 Masaki Shimizu
Tetsuo Suzuki
PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER 1954 car photo
22 Nobuo Komiya
Yoshiko Komiya
TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car photo
23 Takashi Arakawa
Kaho Arakawa
TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car photo
24 Yutaka Yamamoto
Motoko Yamamoto
AUSTIN HEALEY 100BN1 1954 car photo
25 Tetsuro Narita
Junichiro Narita
26 Hideyuki Fukuhara
Atsushi Hasegawa
TRIUMPH TR2 1955 car photo
27 Hiroko Arimura
Hiroko Nawata
TRIUMPH TR2 1955 car photo
28 Shinya Nakajima
Makiko Nakajima
AC ACE 1955 car photo
29 Norikatsu Moriyama
Yoshinori Takiguchi
PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER 1955 car photo
30 Takeya Ota
Mitsuteru Tsukamoto
AUSTIN HEALEY 100BN2 1956 car photo
32 Satoshi Aoki
Kiyokazu Minami
MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 1956 car photo
33 Masuo Sawada
Ryoko Sawada
PORSCHE 356A 1959 car photo
34 Hiroaki Tasaka
Akiko Tasaka
TRIUMPH TR3 1957 car photo
35 Yasuyoshi Oda
Kakeru Yoshimoto
TRIUMPH TR3 1957 car photo
36 Tofuku Moriyama
Tomoko Moriyama
MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 1958 car photo
37 Satoshi Takikawa
Toshihiro Hidaka
PORSCHE 356A 1958 car photo
38 Toru Shimada
Yushi Hoshino
MGA 1959 car photo
39 Hiro Nishiuchi
Saruri Kakimoto
DATSUN FAIRLADY SP310 1963 car photo
40 Hideo Yamaji
Makiko Yamaji
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SS 1964 car photo
41 Yoshiaki Matsuoka
Yoko Yajima
PORSCHE 356C 1965 car photo
43 Yujin Yusa
Naoko Yusa
SIMCA 8 SPORT 1951 car photo
44 Shigeru Hikino
Noriko Hikino
MAZDA COSMO SPORT 1969 car photo
45 Toshihiro Takeda
Yasuko Takeda
46 Jun Nishikawa
Yasuo Murosaki
FERRARI 365GT 2+2 1969 car photo
47 Katsuhiro Kitada
Nahoko Kitada
PORSCHE 911T 1973 car photo


Event Name Classic Japan Rally 2021 MOJI - KOBE
Event Location Kitakyushu City / Kanda Town / Beppu City / Kitsuki City / Ikata Town / Matsuyama City / Imabari City / Onomichi City / Kochi City / Mima City / Awaji Island / Kobe City and surrounding areas
Event Schedule Total 4 days - Rally on Thursday, November 25 ~ Sunday, November 28, 2021
*Start at Mojiko Station (Kitakyushu City) on Thursday, November 25 at noon.
*Goal at Kobe Harborland (Kobe City) on Sunday, November 28 at 4:30pm.
Participants 42 cars
Eligible Vehicles
  • Vehicle entries must be sports type vehicle (originally) manufactured in Europe or America from year 1919 to 1973.
  • Vehicles must be approved by the Event Organizer.
  • Replica vehicles are not eligible to participate.
  • Vehicles must have a valid number plate with valid car registration and valid period of inspection certificate until the conclusion of the event.
  • Vehicles manufactured in 1945 or earlier will be prioritized in some places or situations, such as where to park or the order of parking.
  • Vehicles participated in Mille Miglia will be prioritized for this event.
Rally Rule
  • Stamp Rally - Follow according to the route map for all check points to receive stamps.
  • PC Competition - Standard time running measured in 1/1000 of a second and calculated by rounding to the nearest 1/100 of a second.
Competitions 68 sections
Hosted By General Incorporated Association Classic Japan Rally
Planning & Management IM:PRES:SION (Impression Co., Ltd.)
Sponsors Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. / Porsche Japan KK / YANASE AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS CO., LTD. / MAC MECHANICS TOOLS Co., Ltd. / Nihon Michelin Tire Co., Ltd. / MOTUL of Japan K.K. / FUKUZO.Inc / Kitamura Co., Ltd. / Y2 CO., LTD. / Premium Car Care Japan K.K. / SATOH GROUP / NINKI INC. / Hayashi Farm / Ozawa Clinic / Shonan Historic Car Club / Safety Life・GO&FUN NAGOYA / Link, INC. / TREMEZZO CO,.LTD. / Vita Co., Ltd. / Team Nino / Walter Wolf Racing Japan / ROUND CONCIERGE / KJ Holdings / Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Towel Museum / TODOROKI TOMOHIRO
Under the Auspices Japan Tourism Agency

Fukuoka Prefecture / Oita Prefecture / Ehime Prefecture / Kochi Prefecture / Hyogo Prefecture / Kitakyushu City / Kanda Town / Kitsuki City / Usa City / Beppu City / Matsuyama City / Imabari City / Ikata Town / Kochi City / Mima City / Onomichi City / Kobe City
Facility Cooperation KITAKYUSHU NIGIWAIZUKURI-KONWAKAI / Mojiko Station / Former Dalian Sea Route Warehouse / Nissan Motor Kyushu / Beppu Sanso Kannawaen / Oita Agricultural Park / Yamaga Elementary School / KOKUDO KYUSHI FERRY / Sadamisaki Hana Hana / Emifull MASAKI / Dogo Kowakuen Haruka / Setoda Sunset Beach / Oyamazumi Shrine / Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park / Imabari Castle / Michi-no-Eki Konoka / Kochi Athletic Recreation Park / Kochi Keirin Velodrome / Jyoseikan / Kochi Racecourse / River Station West-West / Wakimachi Udatsu-no-Machinami / HOTEL ANAGA / Kobe Harborland / Hotel Okura KOBE / JTB Corp. / ACHAFR
Media Cooperation Culture Convenience Club Co.,Ltd.  NEKO PUBLISHING Company - Tipo Editorial Department / SHIRO Co., Ltd. - Octane Japanese Edition Editorial Department / Response
Photographers Naoya Murata / Kenji Yamaguchi / PRESIDE
Provision Cooperation NASC / Takaharu Ito Seminar of Wako University
Poster Tomohiro Todoroki
About “Model Year Coefficient” and “Classified”
We are introducing "Model Year Coefficient" for overall results and "Classified" for each class results in Classic Japan Rally 2021 MOJI - KOBE. This is our new attempt.

■Overall Results : "Model Year Coefficient" applied
Your score is calculated by multiplying the points given to time difference of competition sections of time trial competitions (PC) conducted in the classic car rally and the model year coefficient of your vehicle.

《Model Year Coefficient》
Vehicles with the model year of 1945 or earlier … 1.25
Vehicles with the model year of 1946 to 1957 … 1.15
Vehicles with the model year of 1958 or later … 1.0

■Each Class Results : "Classified" applied
We split participants into different classes depending on their ability based on their results of specified competition sections (Classified designated sections) of time trial competitions (PC) conducted in the classic car rally.
Participating vehicles are divided into four classes, and the results of four days are announced for each class (the Model Year Coefficient not applied).
Dividing class enables participants to know their current skill level, so no matter which level they are at, they can enjoy competitions more toward a higher rank in the class.

《Results Calculation Method》
Class is divided into three levels depending on the average difference calculated by subtracting the top three worst time sections of each vehicle from valid competition sections.

Class A … Drivers with an average time difference of Classified valid competitions of 0.00 seconds or more and no more than 0.07 seconds.
Drivers who have finished in the top five overall in the past Classic Japan Rally tournaments.
Class A … Drivers with an average time difference of Classified valid competitions of 0.00 seconds or more and no more than 0.07 seconds, and Drivers who have finished in the top five overall in the past Classic Japan Rally tournaments. Class B … Drivers with an average time difference of Classified designated sections of 0.08 seconds or more and no more than 0.15 seconds.
Class C … Drivers with an average time difference of Classified designated sections of 0.16 seconds or more and no more than 0.30 seconds.
Out of Class … Drivers with an average time difference of Classified designated sections of 0.31 seconds or more.
For Preventing Coronavirus Spread
Participants are kindly requested to follow the rules below.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Report your PCR test result if not vaccinated.
  • Take your temperature by non-contact thermometer when checking in.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Bring your own towel.
  • Report your health status during the period from two weeks before the event to the day of the event and during the event.
  • Pre-departure PCR test and antigen test.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------- Please note that you will not be able to participate if you meet any of the following criteria on the day of the event.
  • You have a temperature above your normal temperature (approximately 37.5℃ or over).
  • You have symptoms of cold such as cough and sore throat.
  • You have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
  • You have a loss of taste or smell.
  • Your body feels heavy or you get tired easily.
  • You had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Someone in your household or someone who is close to you is suspected to have COVID-19.
  • Within the past 14 days, you have traveled to a country or a region subject to government entry restrictions or observation period after arriving in Japan, or have had close contact with a resident of said countries or regions.
What Will Happen to the Event
If Coronavirus Continues to Spread ?
Considering all the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 as of October 25, we have decided to hold Classic Japan Rally 2021 MOJI - KOBE.
We will take strict measures to prevent COVID-19 infection to hold the event safely and securely.

To all participants

Participation Guide

Entry Fee

730,000 yen per vehicle for a crew of two, tax included.

A complete package for a crew of two :

Accommodation fee (4 nights)
1st night : Thu. November 25 at Kannawaen
2nd night : Fri. November 26 at Kowakuen HARUKA
3rd night : Sat. November 27 at Jyoseikan
4th night : Sun. November 28 at Hotel Okura KOBE
Thu. November 25 - Lunch & dinner
Fri. November 26 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
Sat. November 27 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
Sun. November 28 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
Mon. November 29 - breakfast
Award Ceremony and Farewell Party
Commemorative gifts, etc.
Practice Run

Thursday, November 25 from 8:30 to 10am
Moji Port quay area

Car Inspection & Check In

Thursday, November 25 from 8 to 10am
Moji Port Former Dairen Route Terminal
*For the first time participants, we have prepared the Beginner's Briefing.

Accommodation (4 nights)

1st night : Thursday, November 25 at Kannawaen
2nd night : Friday, November 26 at Kowakuen HARUKA
3rd night : Saturday, November 27 at Jyoseikan
4th night : Sunday, November 28 at Hotel Okura KOBE

Award Ceremony

Sunday, November 28 at 6:30pm at Hotel Okura KOBE
Dress Code :
Ladies : Nice & casual
Gentlemen : Casual(Jacket required)

Vehicle Transportation Guide (by sea, by land and by air)