A gathering of auto campers from around the world in Hatoriko Kogen!

The 89th F.I.C.C. RALLY in JAPAN


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Kazuhiro AKASE President of Japan Autocamping Federation Honorary Member of F.I.C.C.

Japan Auto Camping Federation will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. It is our great pleasure to host the 89th F.I.C.C. International Rally in this jubilee year.

This will be the third FICC International Rally in Japan after 1983 (Fujiyama/Biwa Lake) and 1994(Hamada), being held for the first time in Tohoku, the northeast region of Japan. Tohoku is known as having the most beautiful nature in Japan where agriculture plays a very important role. Over a long period of history, nature and culture have been harmonized, with the result that there is a huge variety of sightseeing spots which attract a lot of tourists.

The rally will take place in Ten-ei Village that administratively belongs to Fukushima Prefecture which is now fully recovered from the disaster in 2011. Ten-ei Village, located about 220 km northeast of Tokyo, is known as one of the best production areas of rice and rice wine (sake). It has a big lake called Hatoriko and its surrounding area called Hatoriko Highland is our rally venue where rally participants can enjoy all kinds of leisure activities such as trekking, fishing and hot spring (Onsen).

We welcome campers from all over the world to Ten-ei Village to enjoy the beautiful scenery, delicious food and contact with local people during the Hatoriko Rally.

João Alves Pereira F.I.C.C. President

The Japan Autocamping Federation (JAC) is the host and organizer of the 89th International F.I.C.C. Rally that will bring the world’s campers, caravanners and motorcaravanners to the beautiful Ten-ei Village, Iwase-Gun, in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan in 2019.

Fukushima Prefecture, situated in the southern part of the Tohoku region about 200 kilometres from Tokyo, is the third largest prefecture in Japan. While being close to the nation’s capital, traditional Japanese culture still exists there and the Hama-dori district, located in Eastern Fukushima facing the Pacific Ocean, enjoys a mild and very pleasant climate.

The Naka-dori district is a commercial and industrial area with modern transportation systems that include the Shinkansen Line running north and south through its center, as well as highways and Fukushima Airport. The region began to gain importance in the 9th to 12th centuries as one of the centers of Buddhist culture and several of Fukushima’s temples were erected at this time.

The coastal region traditionally specializes in fishing and seafood industries and is noted for its electric and nuclear power-generating industry, while the upland regions are more focused on agriculture. Thanks to Fukushima’s climate, many different varieties of fruits are grown throughout the year. Fukushima also produces sake thanks to locally grown rice and pure water from mountain run-offs. Some sakes from the region are considered so special that they are served to visiting royalty and world leaders.

It is in this superb natural setting, with Lake Hatori in the foreground and Mt. Futamata towering behind, that this F.I.C.C. International Rally will take place. It is a convenient base for a variety of outdoor activities and there is the added bonus of enjoying the local hot springs as well.

As usual the Organisers are preparing a very special program of activities for campers of all ages that you will certainly enjoy and remember for many years.
I would like to express our sincerest thanks to the sponsors who are supporting this F.I.C.C. Rally and to the organisers, the Japan Autocamping Federation, as well as to all those many volunteers who are helping to prepare this F.I.C.C. Rally.

On behalf of the F.I.C.C., I extend a hearty welcome to you all and hope to see you at this International Rally. I believe that all camping, caravanning and motorcaravanning enthusiasts will return home from this beautiful venue and region with great memories. So let’s enjoy our leisure time together with our many camping friends in Ten-ei Village, Fukushima Prefecture – Japan!
I wish you an unforgettable time in Japan!


Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries and/or questions

Sponsored by
The 89th FICC RALLY in JAPAN Committee
Co-Sponsored by
Fukushima Prefecture, Ten-Ei Village, Japan Auto Camping Federation
Ten-Ei Village Furusato Kodomo Yumegakko Promotional Committee Office
61 Harahata, Shimo Matsumoto, Ten-Ei Village, Iwase-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, 962-0503
TEL 0248-94-2232
FAX 0248-82-2105
E-mail 89th.ficc.rally@gmail.com

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