The Amazing Race 15 Leg 1
|Starting Line||Sixth Street Viaduct|
|Pit Stop||Konnō Hachimangū Shrine|
|Winners||Meghan & Cheyne|
|Last Place||Eric & Lisa|
at Starting Line
Maria & Tiffany
Sixth Street Viaduct
- Los Angeles, California, United States of America
- Starting Line
The race began with Phil welcoming the twelve teams, explaining the basic rules of the race, and warning them that they would face a challenge and a starting line elimination. After shouting "Go!" teams would be told to find a license plate from the region they were about to visit, searching amongst more than 1000 license plates on a fence for the correct one. Teams were not told the name of their destination, though some Japanese symbols (which appeared on the plate) were printed at the top of the clue. Teams that handed in the correct license plate could proceed to the airport. There were only 11 correct plates, and the team left behind would be eliminated.
Los Angeles International Airport
- Los Angeles
- Distance: 12.4 miles
Teams would be provided one of two flights from this airport heading to their first destination, based on how quickly they completed the Starting Line challenge.
Narita International Airport
- Tokyo, Japan
- Distance: 5451 miles
Tokyo Tower Studios
- Distance: 36.9 miles
Roadblock: At these studios, teams all gathered together to perform a Roadblock. The chosen team member would get to participate in a Japanese Game Show known as Sushi Roulette. The eleven teams would stand around a wheel which would be spun. Nine of the spaces featured plates of sushi, which had to be eaten if landed on. Two of the spaces, however, contained wasabi bombs. A team that landed on a wasabi bomb had to eat the entire thing within two minutes in order to get their next clue. Any teams that landed on regular sushi, or failed to eat their wasabi bomb in time, would have to spin again.
- Brian, Big Easy, Garrett, Gary, Lance, Ron, Maria, Cheyne, Canaan, Dan, Justin
After completing the Roadblock, teams would choose a colored flag and would be joined by 20 members of the audience. Teams had to lead their group of 20 on foot across the streets of Tokyo to reach the Pit Stop, which included crossing the Shibuya Scramble. Teams could not check into the Pit Stop without all 20 members.
Konnō Hachimangū Shrine
- Distance: 2.16 miles
Pit Stop: This was a non-elimination leg. The last-place team would be required to complete a Speed Bump on the following leg.
- Prize: A trip for two to Aspen and Vail, Colorado
|Meghan & Cheyne||1st||3rd||A||3rd||1st||1st||Meghan 0, Cheyne 1|
|Zev & Justin||1st||6th||10th||3rd||2nd||Zev 0, Justin 1|
|Lance & Keri||1st||11th||B||11th||7th||3rd||Lance 1, Keri 0|
|Marcy & Ron||1st||2nd||A||4th||2nd||4th||Marcy 0, Ron 1|
|Flight Time & Big Easy||1st||4th||6th||6th||5th||Flight Time 0, Big Easy 1|
|Brian & Ericka||1st||10th||B||7th||11th||6th||Brian 1, Ericka 0|
|Gary & Matt||1st||5th||A||5th||9th||7th||Gary 1, Matt 0|
|Garrett & Jessica||1st||9th||B||8th||4th||8th||Garrett 1, Jessica 0|
|Sam & Dan||1st||7th||2nd||10th||9th||Sam 0, Dan 1|
|Mika & Canaan||1st||8th||1st||8th||10th||Mika 0, Canaan 1|
|Maria & Tiffany||1st||1st||A||9th||5th||11th||Maria 1. Tiffany 0|
|Eric & Lisa||1st||12th||Eric 0, Lisa 0|
- A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's first Roadblock.
- An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg.
|The Amazing Race 15|
|Legs||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12|
|Countries||United States • Japan • Vietnam • Cambodia • United Arab Emirates • Netherlands • Sweden • Estonia • Czech Republic|
|Teams||Brian & Ericka • Eric & Lisa • Flight Time & Big Easy • Garrett & Jessica • Gary & Matt • Lance & Keri • Marcy & Ron • Maria & Tiffany • Meghan & Cheyne • Mika & Canaan • Sam & Dan • Zev & Justin|