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Lake Kiba Canoe Sprint Course

Facility Size

Canoe Sprint Course
9 fixed lanes, 9m wide course, 1000m long lanes, Automatic starting system

Equipment and other facilities

Coaching boats catamaran
Gym, Weight training machines, ergometers
Training facilities, recovery facilities


Main training camps previously held
・ Beijing Olympics pre-games training
U.S.A., France, Belgium, Japan (2008)

Main events previously held

・ 10th Junior World Canoe Championships (2003)
・ Continental Qualifier in Asia for Beijing 2008 Olympics
・ Japan Canoe Sprint Championships (2002 to present)


Why dose Komatsu city want to attract canoe sprint athletes into training here,in the region,for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Competitions?

In 2009,Lake Kiba in Komatsu city was designated a National Traning Centre for canoe sports,and the Japanese National Team holds their annual traning camp here.In addition,Komatsu city hopes to increase the popularity of competitive canoeing as well as improve the standards of local junior canoeists.

Public relations materials released by the prefectural government can be downloaded here.

Canoe Pre-Games Training Camp Guide


Lake Kiba Canoe Sprint Course

City outline

Komatsu City is located in the middle of Honshu, the largest island of the Japanese archipelago. Situated in the southwest of Ishikawa Prefecture, Komatsu City has the Sea of Japan to the west, and offers a stunning view of Mt. Haku to the east.

(Kibagata Park)
Affording a clear view of Mt. Hakusan, this park has a lagoon in the center, which is surrounded by natural parklands. In addition to a large parking lot, it has many other facilities, including a rest house, a dock, and tennis courts.

(Ataka-no-Seki Barrier)
The Kabuki play Kanjincho has made Ataka-no-Seki famous all over Japan. Eight hundred years after it was erected, the stone signpost of the barrier station, which was once located here in order to collect taxes from and perform inspections of travelers, still stands discreetly in the pine forest overlooking the Japan Sea. Beside it, the bronze statues of Benkei and Yoshitsune, and of the barrier keeper Togashi , are exposed to the sea breezes. Here, visitors can taste the romance of bygone days.

(Natadera Temple)
A famous temple of the Shingon sect which is said to have originated in 717 when Taicho Daishi housed an image of a deity with one thousand hands in a rocky cavern. The temple was reconstructed in the Edo period by the third Lord of Kaga, Maeda Toshitsune. Subsequently, Matsuo Basho, a famous Japanese poet in the early modern period, paid homage at the temple on his visit to Komatsu and composed a famous haiku.

(Awazu Spa)
The oldest of the Kaga hot springs discovered in 718 by Taicho Daishi, the priest who founded the Hakusan shrine, about 1,300 years ago. Almost all of the inns have their own water source, and the hot spring water contains rich minerals. So, they are the perfect place to refresh the mind and body.

Komatsu city Sports Promotion Division


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