With the launch of the new Makuri Islands world and Yumezi map, we’re sure you’ve got a few questions about what’s to come. Let’s break it down:
What do Makuri in Makuri Islands and Yumezi mean?
Makuri (pronounced ma-koo-ri ᐧ マクリ) refers to “sprint(er)” in the Japanese keirin racing format—usually the second or third wheel, who plays an important role in securing a team’s victory.
Yumezi (yu-meh-zi ᐧ 夢路) means “path to dreams.” Yumezi is a Japanese haiku-inspired name, with its two characters (夢路) taken from a poem by renowned Meiji-era poet, Shiki Masaoka.
How can I get to Yumezi and Makuri Islands to ride or run?
Explore all of Yumezi’s fresh roads May 20–30, 2021, when the Makuri Islands are available as a special Guest World on the Zwift home screen. Starting June 1, however, Yumezi will be available for regular rotation. Learn more about Guest Worlds here.
Tell us about the Yumezi region in the Makuri Islands?
Our newest map is inspired by the scenic rural beauty of the Japanese countryside. As you ride or run through misty ginkgo forests on twisting mountain roads, you can practically smell the trees around you. Learn all about it here
Will the roads be a GPS-accurate version of the ones in the Japanese countryside?
No, this isn’t a literal representation of a real-life environment like the Richmond or Paris maps. This is a Zwifty embrace of Japan’s countryside and scenery.
Will the new routes and elevation profiles be available on ZwiftPower and Strava right away?
We’re working to get route profiles on Strava and ZwiftPower as soon as possible!
What kinds of road conditions can I expect in Yumezi?
Yumezi boasts a wide variety of road types: dramatic climbs, KOM’s, and sprints are all featured in this Japanese countryside-inspired landscape. There’s an abundance of dirt roads as well as a tight, flat, winding road circuit ideal for fast races! You can find detailed route profiles on our blog.
Will event organizers be able to create events in Yumezi?
At initial launch, Makuri Islands and its Yumezi region will only be available for free riding. We are hard at work making this new map available for Meetups and Events. We’ll update this FAQ when that happens.
After May 30, the Makuri Islands will be a regularly scheduled Guest World.
I don’t see Makuri Islands on the Guest World schedule?
Be sure to update to the latest game version! This thread shows you the current version number.
This Support Hub article shows you how to select a world to ride or run.
Can I create Meetups and ride with friends in Yumezi?
At launch, the Makuri Islands and Yumezi will only be available for free rides. We’re aiming to add Meetup availability starting Fall 2021. See our Support Hub for instructions.
Can I run in Yumezi?
Absolutely! We gave special consideration to our runners on the “Temple Climb” routes.
All of Zwift’s Running Routes are available on our Support Hub.