Important notice

The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai has been postponed due to the COVID-19, but we have decided on the new Games name and new session period as follows.
New session period: 17 days from Friday, May 14, 2027 to Sunday, May 30, 2027
New Games name: World Masters Games 2027 Kansai Japan
We are currently making preparations and adjustments for the Games, and plan to announce the competition guidelines in the fall of 2025 and begin accepting entries in the spring of 2026.

Entry Period

Saturday, 1st February, 2020 10:00AM (JST)
Monday, 28th February, 2022 11:59PM (JST)

Apply for Participation

For those who participating in the Games

Entries are open again (*) from 13th May, 2021.
Please check guidelines before you make an entry.
* For “Orienteering (Sprint)”, “Orienteering (Forest)” and “Weightlifting”, entries are not reopen because there are issues to be finalized. Please note that entries will be open as soon as things are finalized.
* Please register to the waiting list for Rubber Baseball, Rowing, Rugby, Softball and Tag of War, which there is no more place available for some categories at the moment. We will consider increasing the capacity for some sports categories based on the waiting list.

Important Cautions of entries
  • ・Following are examples of Sports/Disciplines/Events of the Games.
Ex) Badminton
  Sport Discipline Event
Individual competition participants Badminton Badminton Men's and women's singles(individual matches)
Team competition participants Men's and women's doubles(individual matches)
Mixed doubles(individual matches)
Team competition

You must create a team or join to the team which you were invited to, in entry system.

  • ・Competitors are eligible to compete in up to five of the 59 disciplines with the base fee. Please note that we will count by the number of disciplines, not by the number of the Sports.
  • ・Competition participants(Athletes) will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis for each event will be closed when the capacity is reached.
  • ・Some competition types cannot be entered from the Non-Playing Officials(supervisor, coach, etc.) column. In that case, please make an entry from the supporters (family, friends, etc.) column.
    You can participate as a Non-Playing Officials by registering for the competition with the Athletes and reporting to that effect.
  • ・Please check the Participation Terms and Conditions, and the Sports Information Guide, before applying for participation.There's a possibility that contents may be modified, please check the latest version.
  • ・Those who participate in a plurality of disciplines must check that the disciplines are not overlapped in their start time and there is enough time for preparation and participation (including travel time between venues) before applying for participation.
  • ・Since there might be restrictions on the event you can select depending on the discipline, please carefully read the notes displayed on the entry system and “Sports Information Guide” of your participating discipline, when applying for participation.
  • ・Transport passes(original KANSAI ONE PASS, original JR Kansai Wide Area Pass) will be delivered to Center Village’s or Masters Village’s Games Check-in if you have applied in advance. ※ Please note that if you purchase a similar transportation pass, the services will overlap.
  • ・When Original JR Kansai Wide Area Pass is used in the Tokushima area, the users must complete procedure at the Masters Village Tokushima. Once the procedure has been completed, JR within the Tokushima area will provide the Original JR Pass (Tokushima area) which allows free ride for 5 consecutive days (except some segments and trains, etc.)

Entry schedule

About entries when the recruitment limit is reached

If you wish to participate in an discipline (event) that has reached the maximum number of entries, you can enter in the following cases.

1.When space becomes available due to cancellation
The grayout of the applicable event will be canceled on the entry system and it will be selectable. Please check the entry system as needed.


2.When increasing the number of recruitment events


3.When the number of recruitment of competition events does not increase, but the number of quotas for each category is changed


■When registering a waiting list from 2 and 3
By registering on the waiting list, the registrant will be notified by e-mail, and will be given priority entry 5 days before the general recruitment.
(The waiting list does not correspond to all disciplines (events).)
■When not registering a waiting list from 2 and 3
Registration is not required, but will be announced on our website and SNS about three days before the start of recruitment.

For status of recruiting participants

Status of recruiting participants for each sports and disciplines is available.

Tutorial video

You can see in the video for each main procedures and operation procedures of the entry system.

Tutorial Video 1「Registration・
Entry edition」

The procedure of the registration and entry (application) procedure is described.
When you get lost while using the system, please watch this video.

Tutorial Video 2「Creating Team edition」

The Procedures of how to enter (apply) as a team are provided.
When you get lost while using the system, please watch this video.

Tutorial Video 3「My Page edition」

Information on the competition・how to confirm the results of the Games and the procedure for modifying information after the entry is completed, are provided.
When you get lost while using the system, please watch this video.

FAQ about application

You can modify information from My Page of the Games entry site.

Games entry site.
【Until the end of February, 2022】
Full amount (except 5% of total amount as a service charge) will be refunded.
【After March 1, 2022】
As stated in the cancellation policy, there wil be no refund for cancellation made after March 1, 2022.