Sport Overview

Handball is a sport which is played by 7 players per team (one is a goalkeeper) using a palm-sized ball and shoot against the goal of the opponent to score. Three elements of 'running, throwing, jumping' are essential, and the highlights of this sport are speedy offence/defense and jump shoots with dynamic movement.


(General Category)
GenderEventAge Categories
*An athlete can compete in a younger age group.
*The age of youngest registered team member determines which age category the team will compete in.


Nothing in particular
In the competitive event, no individual application for participation is allowed.
In the recreational event, individual application for participation is allowed. The members of each team will be decided by the organiser.
Athletes can only participate in either the competitive event or the recreational event, but not in both.

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1992)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2022. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2022, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

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Sports Information Guide


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Tanabe Central Gymnasium
Kyoto Prefectural Yamashiro Sports Park Gymnasium (Taiyogaoka)

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Tanabe Central Gymnasium

Location 19 Tanabe Maruyama, Kyotanabe, Kyoto
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10minutes by Shuttlebus from Shin-Tanabe Sta. to Venue.
・10minutes by car from the Keinawa Expressway “Tanabe-nishi“ Interchange
・20minutes by car from the Daini Keihan Expressway “Hirakata-higashi“ Interchange
Official Homepage http://www.kyotanabe.ed.jp/nc21/shakai_t/htdocs/%E7%94%B0%E8%BE%BA%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E4%BD%93%E8%82%B2%E9%A4%A8%E3%83%BB%E5%85%AC%E5%9C%92/

Kyoto Prefectural Yamashiro Sports Park Gymnasium (Taiyogaoka)

Location 1 Hironocho Hachikenyadani, Uji, Kyoto
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・15minutes by Public bus from Uji Sta. to Venue.
・10minutes by car from Keiji Bypass “Uji-nishi“ or “Uji-higashi” Interchange.
・10minutes by car from Keinawa Expressway “Joyo“ Interchange.
Official Homepage http://www.kyoto-park.or.jp/yamashiro/

Nearest Village

Masters Village Kyoto

Location 902 Shimogyo-ku, Higashishiokojicho,Kyoto City
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turnright at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.
・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “Hachijo East Exit” ofKyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the undergroundpassage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
Official Homepage http://www.porta.co.jp/floor




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