This year’s World Aquatics Masters Championships will take place from 2-11- August across the Island of Kyushu in the cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Kagoshima. Holding the landmark aquatics event across these three cities provides the ideal environment for the 10,000 masters athletes from over 100 countries to experience to best of Japan while competing against their age-group peers.


Now’s the time for masters athletes in the sports of swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water swimming to register to compete at the World Aquatics Masters Championships – Kyushu 2023.

From now until registration closes on 28 June 2023, here’s your platform to participate in the event: REGISTRATION PLATFORM


Competitors looking to compete in the men’s and women’s swimming events have entry times they need to reach to race at the World Aquatics Masters Championships. Here are the times:

Men’s Swimming Entry Times

Women’s Swimming Entry Times


Check out the Competition Schedule for the World Aquatics Masters Championships here.


What it’s like on Kyushu Island | Interactive Sightseeing Guide

Travelling the world to compete isn’t just about the hotel room and competition venue, especially when you’re on Kyushu Island for the World Aquatics Masters Championships. From the culture and heritage of the area to the variety of fun events going on alongside the competitions, we’re confident that those who come this August to Kyushu Island will find an attractive environment. And not only for the competitors but also their families when they come.


Fukuoka is an energetic city that bustles with activity as the economic, cultural, and youth-oriented fashion centre of Kyushu. As the gateway to Asia, athletes, families and fans will find the Hakata Old Town with its impressive cluster of temples and shrines just a short walk from the main event venue of Marine Messe. Those making their way to Fukuoka can experience Zen meditation and other aspects of traditional Japanese culture.

Useful Links

Fukuoka City Guide

Things to Do in Fukuoka

Local Foods You Gotta Eat in Fukuoka


Image Source: Kunamoto Castle

Located nearly smack in the middle of Kyushu, Kumamoto provides great access to other parts of Kyushu thanks to the Shinkansen Line. Adding a centring presence to Kumamoto’s city centre and skyline is the Kumamoto Castle. Built by Japanese military leader Kiyomasa Kato in the 17th century, the castle is the symbol of the city. The downtown area around the castle town is full of life, and the streetcars that run through the city are a great way to hit all the major sights. Ramen and watermelon from Kumamoto are a couple of the local delicacies not to be missed.

Useful Links

Kumamoto City Guide

Things to Do in Kumamoto

Local Foods You Gotta Eat in Kumamoto 


Image Source: Sakurajima Ferry

Formerly known as Satsuma, Kagoshima played a significant role in Japan's samurai history. And there’s Sakurajima, an active volcano that looms large over Kagoshima City. When you’re here, make sure to make an order of the richly flavoured Kurobuta pork, raised on the sweet potatoes that Kagoshima Prefecture is famous for.

Useful Links

Kagoshima City Guide

Things to Do in Kagoshima

Local Foods You Gotta Eat in Kagoshima  

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