Japan Cup

The 38th running of Japan Cup (G1) in association with LONGINES

Invitational race

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Distance (surface):
2,400 meters, Turf (about 12 furlongs)
3yo & up
Tokyo Racecourse (Left-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Early Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Early Nomination Reward:
Available to the connections
  making the Early Nomination and run in the Japan Cup
Late Nomination:
Please contact JRA offices
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Declaration Fee:
Early Nomination Close (Free):9 October 2018 by noon local time


Age / Sex Northern Hemisphere Bred Southern Hemisphere Bred
4yo+ C, H & G 57 kg (126lbs) 57 kg (126lbs)
4yo+ F & M 55 kg (121lbs) 55 kg (121lbs)
3yo C & G 55 kg (121lbs) 53 kg (117lbs)
3yo F 53 kg (117lbs) 51 kg (113lbs)


The Japan Racing Association will provide air tickets and accommodation for connections of each selected overseas horse.

2 Return Business Class air ticket and accommodation for the Owner, Trainer and Jockey at Conrad Tokyo for 5 nights.

Please refer to "Japan Cup Hospitality" for details.

Official Hotel

The official hotel for the Japan Cup, Conrad Tokyo is a luxurious modern icon with breathtaking bay views just minutes from the shopping and entertainment centers of Ginza and Roppongi. The hotel features spacious guestrooms - one of the largest standard rooms in Tokyo, heavenly “Mizuki Spa & Fitness,” state of the art ballrooms, and 4 restaurants and bar which features seasonal delicacies created by acclaimed chefs, paired with award-winning sommeliers’ wines selection. Awarded the highest level of comfort for hotels in Tokyo in the Michelin Guide for eleven consecutive years, Conrad Tokyo is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a contemporary sanctuary in the heart of Tokyo.

JAPAN CUP 2018 Schedule

Early Nomination Close Tuesday 9 October 2018 by noon local time (free of charge)
Arrival in Japan (Deadline for entry to Japan) By Thursday 15 November 2018
Quarantine Period From Friday 16 November to Tuesday 20 November 2018
 (For horses  arriving on 15 November 2018)
Move to Tokyo Racecourse Wednesday 21 November 2018
 (For horses  arriving on 15 November 2018)
Declaration Thursday 22 November 2018 (Payment JPN 300,000 by Friday 16 November 2018)
Japan Cup Sunday 25 November 2018