Ever dreamed of a trip of a lifetime to the Far East? We certainly have. Looking for that true destination Ironman race? We certainly are. Well, guess what? Now you can combine the two for the best of both worlds…

Combine TRAVEL AND TRIATHLON for A Destination Race That Will Wow… Seriously!

We are so excited to be partnering with Mandarin Journeys on a unique, awesome – and we don’t use the term lightly – cultural journey into the most fabled regions of Japan….The trip just happens to coincide with Ironman Japan on August 23.

This trip has been created specifically for triathletes and their families. The unique, custom, more non-touristy itinerary offers amazing food experiences, an in-depth exploration of Japanese ancient and contemporary culture, which boasts a truly unique cultural heritage rich in scenic wonders, and luxury accommodations and travel.

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Hokkaido flower gardens.

With a boutique travel agency like Mandarin Journeys, they will help you manage everything seamlessly and give you that personal attention. Our kind of vacation. They design a premium, customized program with activities suited to your desires and needs and provide expert guides who will completely enhance the experience. They will deliver beyond your expectations.


Japan’s fabled snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park soaking in the hot springs.

The trip will take you from Sapporo to Lake Toya, the venue of Ironman Japan, to Tokyo and Kyoto and several spectacular spots in between. The date of the trip is set for August 19 – 31, but can be customized to meet your needs. Marc and Mandarin Journeys will be happy to work with you to design the perfect trip. All you have to do is ask! While many days are planned with stunning activities, the schedule leaves plenty of time for you to explore on your own.

Just a bit of information on Lake Toya…It is located on the northern island of Hokkaido, a lavishly green region with mild temperatures and spectacular natural landscapes. This makes it the perfect destination for travelers going to Japan in summer. The lake is said to be not only the second most transparent lake in Japan, but also an active volcanic area. Combine it’s famous numerous hot springs and magnificent scenery, and you have all the makings for the perfect location for Ironman racers and their families.


Lake Toya – Site of Ironman Japan.

Oh, and just a bit about the Ironman race – not only do the triathletes get to swim in a clear, flat, AND drinkable lake, but ride a bike course known for its impressive views of imposing mountains, volcanoes, and lush farmland, finishing with arguably one of triathlon’s most spectacular run courses along the lake. And, if that wasn’t enough, you get to enjoy fireworks in the night sky!

THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE TOUR FOR ADVENTUROUS FAMILIES. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime family experience. If you are looking for a new Ironman challenge, ready to explore a fabled region, and psyched to experience a different culture, then this is the race for you. It offers all the ingredients of a memorable and invigorating holiday to the Far East. So, think about it, have a look, and then most importantly, JOIN US

For all the details and to speak to Mandarin Journeys personally, click here.