Park Rules

Information for Foreign Customers

Recently the number of foreign customers getting injured has increased. If you do not have Japanese health insurance, please play close attention to the following points to avoid any confusion if you need medical care.

  • - You must have a photo ID. (Passport)
  • - You must pay your medical fees in cash. (Credit card is also acceptable) Please pay the full amount, at the hospital, on the day of your visit.
  • - Your diagnosis form will be issued within 1~2 weeks.Please note that your diagnosis form will be mailed to you on a later day.
  • - If an operation is necessary, the medical expenses may go up depending on the medical treatments applied.
  • - If you do not have accident/travelers insurance, we recommend that you fill out the Fujimi Panorama Resort MTB Safety Club and Injury Insurance form.
  • - If you require treatment at the hospital, you will need a letter of referral from the Patrol.Please inquire with the Patrol Office.

Be careful to avoid injuries and have a nice, safe run.

Park Rules

In order to use the mountain bike park safely,
please carefully read and abide by the park rules.

MTB Park Rider Rules

At Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Park, the “MTB Park Rider Rules” have been established as local rules. When riding at Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Park, please make sure that you understand these rules and always put safety first.

The risks associated with mountain biking can be significantly reduced by sharing a common understanding of the rules with other riders and practicing individual vigilance. Although the trails you use are completely up to you, please be considerate in your interactions with other riders. Please be sure that you thoroughly understand these riding rules and always put safety first. It is your responsibility.

  • Always maintain control of your mountain bike and ride in a way that allows you to safely avoid people and obstacles.
  • Riders to your front have right of way, so when riding or overtaking others, avoid getting too close to riders to your front or sides.
  • Stay on course, and do not hinder other riders or stop in places where you cannot be seen from behind.
  • When entering a trail, merging, or starting off, be sure to check your surroundings so as not to interfere with other riders.
  • Use a mountain bike that is properly adjusted and has properly working brakes and other functions.
  • Ride only on marked trails on which riding is permitted, and refrain from taking shortcuts.
  • Read and obey all caution and warning signs you come across. Keep away from man-made structures, standing trees, and work vehicles.
  • Do not attempt to use any of the trails, gondolas, or lifts if your motor skills are compromised due to alcohol, drugs, illness, or fatigue.
  • Before using a gondola or lift, make sure that you have sufficient knowledge and skill to get on and off safely. Ask a staff member if there is anything you do not understand.
  • If you witness an accident in the park that requires the help of the patrol squad, move the victim and their mountain bike to a safe location and contact the nearest staff member you can find. If you cannot move the victim out of harm's way, signal to your rear to get the attention of incoming riders. If the situation requires it, enlist the help of other riders and get them to report the accident whilst you perform first aid.

To request rescue due to injury or illness on one of the trails, go to the nearest emergency box or make a direct phone call to the patrol squad.


Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Trails

Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Park has a range of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from down-hill courses to dirt jump trails. Please select trails that are appropriate for your style and skill level. For further details, please read the “MTB Trail Guide.”

At Fujimi Panorama MTB Park, local rules have been put in place in order to help everyone enjoy the park safely. Please be sure to read the “MTB Park Rider Rules” carefully before riding.

Mountain bike trails are composed of various natural and artificial elements, and contain rocks, tree roots, winding trails, uneven surfaces, steep inclines, and artificially constructed sections. When riding on these trails, please use mountain bikes that have been designed to handle rough terrain, and that have been properly maintained. For more details on mountain bike maintenance, please read the “Mountain Bike Checklist.”

In the event that it becomes difficult to continue down a trail due to problems such as tire punctures or mechanical issues, please make your way to the nearest slope while keeping an eye out for riders coming from behind and descend the slope on foot. Riding is prohibited in all unmarked areas.

There may be times when patrol squad vehicles enter the MTB trails to rescue injured riders. If given instructions by a patrol squad, please follow their instructions and cooperate with rescue operations. In addition, depending on factors such as rescue operations, weather, and trail conditions, trails may be closed without prior warning in order to ensure safety.

If, while riding down a trail, you find damaged trail sections, course tape, or barrier nets, please inform the patrol squad regardless of the extent of the damage. Although the trails are meant to be exclusively for mountain bikers, there are times when people such as hikers and foragers enter by mistake. If you encounter such people, in addition to informing them that the MTB trails are exclusively for mountain bikers and that they must leave immediately, please report their presence to the patrol squad.

How to Enjoy Mountain Biking Safely

Please be aware that mountain biking is a high-risk sport.

There are a variety of dangers lurking in the field. These dangers include: dangers posed by changes in weather and visibility; terrain-related dangers; the dangers posed by natural obstacles such as standing trees, tree roots, and rocks; the dangers posed by manmade structures such as support pillars for lifts, nets, and poles; the risks of collisions with other riders and hikers; and the risks of riders falling and injuring themselves. Moreover, the risks associated with mountain biking are not limited to just these examples. Riders are responsible for practicing their best judgement to avoid danger.

For safety reasons, riders are required to wear helmets. Those who do not wear helmets will not be permitted to ride on the trails. Although there are no specific requirements when it comes to helmet type, we strongly recommend the use of full-face helmets for enhanced safety. In addition, although the use of protective gear is optional, we strongly recommend the use of gloves and protective clothing for the elbows, knees, and back.

Mountain Bike Checklist

Before riding at Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Park, please carefully read the “Mountain Bike Checklist” below to properly maintain your mountain bike, as regular maintenance prevents accidents before they happen.

Mountain Bike Checklist

All of the trails at Fujimi Panorama Mountain Bike Park are off-road. The uneven road surfaces full of obstacles such as rocks, gravel, and tree roots, the steep inclines, and the large drops have an impact on not only the mountain bike but also on the body of the rider. Please be sure to conduct a thorough inspection of your bike before riding. In addition, have your bike checked by a qualified dealer or maintenance shop.

  • Make sure you wear a proper mountain biking helmet that is undamaged and fits snugly.
  • Carefully inspect your mountain bike and check the frame for cracks or damage.
  • Install a brake assembly with adequate braking power and use brake pads of sufficient thickness.
  • Firmly tighten the axle nuts on both the front and rear wheels.
  • Check the headset and stem for looseness and tighten if necessary.
  • Check the tires for damage and wear, and replace if necessary.
  • Make sure that the handlebars and grips are firmly secured, and replace any parts that are deformed or worn.
  • Make sure that the seat and seat post are secured firmly.

Before riding, inspect your mountain bike carefully using the checklist above. Carefully inspect your mountain bike on a regular basis so that you can enjoy the bike park with a properly maintained piece of equipment.

If you have any questions regarding the checklist items above or have any concerns about your bike, please feel free to ask at the rental shop on site.

What to Do When Injured on a Trail

As mountain biking is an inherently high-risk sport, it is possible to get injured in falls or collisions. If you or someone in your vicinity gets injured on a trail, please refer to the following procedures so as not to make matters worse.

1. Ensure Safety

In order to avoid secondary accidents (rear end collisions, etc.), it is best to move to the side of the trail. However, if you find it difficult to move on your own, do not force yourself to move unnecessarily. If there are others nearby, ask them to signal to riders approaching from behind to get them to stop or slow down.

2. Report

If you can move freely on your own, please come directly to the patrol office. However, forcing yourself or someone else to ride while severely injured may worsen the symptoms. If unsure, please notify the patrol squad immediately and request rescue. When reporting the injury, let the patrol squad know, (1) where you are, (2) the extent of the injuries (the level of consciousness, whether there is bleeding, etc.), and (3) the injured person's details (sex, name, clothing, etc.). In order to confirm your location, tell the patrol squad the number on the sign closest to your location.

In addition, emergency radio phones (communication radios) installed along the trails can be used to contact the patrol squad directly. The emergency radio phones have been installed at points B, C, and F. The following mark is the sign to look out for when trying to find them.

Those carrying mobile phones can dial the number below to call the patrol squad directly. Since this is an emergency number, please refrain from using it unless it is truly an emergency.
*We recommend that riders carry mobile phones in case of emergencies.

Patrol squad direct mobile phone number:090-2499-3446

3. First Aid till the Patrol Arrives

Life-threatening injuries include cardiac arrest, impaired consciousness, and severe blood loss, and they require immediate medical attention. If you observe such injuries, please contact the patrol squad immediately and perform first aid to the extent possible. Next, we introduce ways in which injured individuals can treat themselves.

In cases of severe bleeding

Apply pressure directly to the affected area with a clean cloth (handkerchief, towel, etc.) to stop the bleeding. As the boxes housing emergency radio phones also have a basic emergency first-aid kit with things such as sterilized gauze, band-aids, and triangular bandages, please use it as necessary. Please note that, since completely cutting off blood flow with a tourniquet has the potential to severely damage the surrounding tissues, it is unwise to attempt it unless it is done by a medical expert.

○ In cases of injuries such as fractures and sprains

As patrol members will immobilize injured limbs on-site, please wait patiently in a position that is comfortable and relieves pain. Elevating the affected area eases pain and prevents swelling.

4. Treatment and Transport

As a rule, the patrol squad can only perform first aid. If necessary, please visit a hospital and consult a doctor. If an injured person requests it, we can make inquiries at the nearest hospital. Please note that, depending on the severity of the injury, the patrol may deem it necessary to call an ambulance.

5. What Not to Do

Regardless of whether it happens to one's self or a friend, it is easy to get flustered when injuries occur. When this happens, a careless response can not only aggravate the injury but also lead to irreparable damage. In order to prevent this, please refrain from doing the following.

○ Removing the victim's clothing or helmet

Attempting to carelessly remove an injured person's helmet or clothing risks disturbing the victim and aggravating the injury. For this reason, it is best to remain calm and wait for the patrol squad to arrive.

○ Moving from the reported location

If you have notified the patrol squad of an injury, please do not move from your location. As the patrol squad will be dispatched straight to the reported location, changing locations may delay their arrival.

Mountain Bike Tours

At Fujimi Panorama Resort, riders can also enjoy a mountain bike tour on a roughly 10km route that encircles Nyugasa Ranch and the summit of Mt. Nyugasa from the gondola summit station.

However, this route is outside of the area managed by Panorama Resort and uses public roads with regular vehicular traffic. When riding this route, please follow the rules of the road and watch out for vehicles and pedestrians.

In addition, since there are no information signs and course maps set up along the route, please be sure to bring a map and always stop at forks and intersections to make sure you are on the right track. It can be very difficult to make your way back to Panorama Resort if you head down in the opposite direction.

Those who go touring do so entirely at their own risk. Please note that riders are solely responsible for dealing with anything that happens (injuries, accidents, mistakes, damage, getting lost, etc.) while touring outside the grounds of Fujimi Panorama Resort. Fujimi Panorama Resort bears no responsibility for any and all problems that occur while touring, including but not limited to those mentioned above.

he Fujimi Panorama Resort MTB Safety Club

At the Fujimi Panorama MTB Park, we recommend that riders join the Fujimi Panorama Resort MTB Safety Club, which includes accident insurance. (club membership fee: ¥200)