The frequently asked questions (FAQs) provided below highlight questions that are often asked. Please refer here before making an inquiry.



You can check the information sent to the Organising Committee from the URL for the refund form through information e-mail of the refund procedure sent individually to the recipient of refund.
We are planning to make refunds through the bank transfer.
We will send the URL of refund form to the e-mail address registered as the log-in ID of the entry system.
If you have returned the form including the necessary information for the refund process by 4th February, we are aiming to complete the refund process by the end of March 2022.
In case you return the form after 5th February, we will process your refund accordingly.
In addition, please note that if there is a deficiency in identity verification or bank information, it may take longer time to confirm once again.

The World Masters Games

Yes. The Games had been postponed for the second time.
The new dates after the postponement is currently under discussion with the International Masters Games Association (IMGA). We will make an announcement on our Games website, as soon as the dates are decided.

Competing in the Games

We are currently making adjustments to the schedule to hold 59 events in 35 official competitions, but this has not yet been officially decided.
We plan to announce competition details and implementation guidelines for each competition in the fall of 2025.
The registered waiting-list will be revoked. Thank you for your understanding.
The application for competition equipment rentals arranged by individuals are as follows.
World Masters Games 2021 Kansai・Shiga Local Organising Committee will contact you separately regarding the cancellation of application for rental boat. Please confirm the contents and proceed to cancellation procedure.
【Other disciplines besides Rowing】
There is no need for cancellatio procedures by individuals.


Please cancel those flight and train tickets arranged by each individuals on your own.

Opening Ceremony , Closing Ceremony

The venue remains the same - Opening ceremony (Kyoto City)・Closing ceremony (Osaka City), however the details are undecided.


For those who have made reservations through the recommended lodging facilities (JTB Sports Station), we will take steps to cancel your reservation.
For those who have made reservations through other travel agencies, please follow the cancellation procedures by yourself.


We are planning to hold the current "Discipline in which the category for people with impairment is provided" and "Discipline in which consideration is given to people with impairments to participate", however the timing of publication for details of the competitions or Sports Information Guide are undecided.


Japan is nine hours ahead of Greenwich Standard Time.