The Amazing Race 18 Leg 3

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Leg 3
Starting Line Central Railway Station
Australia Flag of Australia.svg
Pit Stop Commodore Perry Monument
Japan Flag of Japan.svg
Winners Zev & Justin
Last Place Mel & Mike
Distance 4979.68 miles
Contains Roadblock.png Detour.png


Central Railway Station

During the Pit Stop, teams returned by train from Broken Hill to Sydney. Teams departed from here.

Sydney Airport

  • Sydney
  • Distance: 4.66 miles

Narita International Airport

  • Tokyo, Japan Flag of Japan.svg
  • Distance: 4846 miles

Rotating Parking Garage

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū
  • Tokyo
  • Distance: 38.9 miles

Teams had to enter this intricate parking garage, designed to store many vehicles in a confined space by use of rotating platforms, and retrieve the vehicle that they would use for the remainder of their stay in Japan.

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

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Daiyūzan Station
  • Kamakura
  • Distance: 24.7 miles

Roadblock.png Roadblock : Teams had to find Yabusame Dojo, where they would find a Roadblock. Who wants to go back a thousand years in time? The chosen team member would have to dress as a samurai archer, and learn the Yabusame ritual of meditative posing. They would then ride a rotating saddle and perform some more posing with a bow, and would then hit a wooden target with an arrow. They would get their next clue if successful.

Flight Time, Gary, Jaime, Cord, Kent, Jen, Luke, Mike, Ron, Justin

Daiyūzan Station

  • Minamiashigara
  • Distance: 25.6 miles

Teams had to find the Kintarō Statue here, where they would retrieve their Detour information.

Yuhi Falls / Madarame Farm

File:Perry Park.jpg
Commodore Perry Monument
  • Minamiashigara
  • Distance: 4.14 miles/1.99 miles

Detour.png Detour:

Prayer of Purity: Teams had to find Yuhi Falls, where they would put on keikogi robes. They would participate in a Shinto cleansing ritual involving lighting incense, chanting, and sitting below the raging waters of the waterfalls for a full minute. If they would handle the frigid temperatures of the water, they would receive their next clue.
Flight Time & Big Easy, Ron & Christina
Frog of Luck: At the farm, teams had to strip down and put on only a fundoshi undergarment. They would have to search through cold muddy fields for a tiny toy frog while locals would pelt them with mud. They could exchange the frog for their next clue.
Gary & Mallory, Jaime & Cara, Jet & Cord, Kent & Vyxsin, Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, Mel & Mike (not completed), Zev & Justin

Commodore Perry Monument

  • Kurihama
  • Distance from Yuhi Falls: 39 miles
  • Distance from Madarame Farm: 34.5 miles

PitStop.png Pit Stop

Prize: A trip for two to the Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica


Team CRS SA Plane.png RPG THG Roadblock.png DS Detour.png CPM PitStop.png Roadblocks
Zev & Justin 1st B Decrease2.png 10th Increase2.png 5th Increase2.png 2nd Increase2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st B Steady2.png 1st Zev 0, Justin 2
Gary & Mallory 9th A Steady2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 3rd Increase2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd B Steady2.png 2nd Gary 1, Mallory 1
Ron & Christina 10th Decrease2.png 4th Increase2.png 1st Decrease2.png 5th Increase2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th A Increase2.png 3rd Ron 1, Christina 1
Kisha & Jen 4th Decrease2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 4th Increase2.png 1st Decrease2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th B Increase2.png 4th Kisha 1, Jen 1
Flight Time & Big Easy 2nd Decrease2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Decrease2.png 4th Increase2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd A Decrease2.png 5th Flight Time 2, Big Easy 0
Jet & Cord 3rd Decrease2.png 5th Decrease2.png 9th Increase2.png 7th Steady2.png 7th Increase2.png 6th B Steady2.png 6th Jet 1, Cord 1
Kent & Vyxsin 7th B Decrease2.png 8th Increase2.png 6th Decrease2.png 8th Steady2.png 8th Increase2.png 7th B Steady2.png 7th Kent 1, Vyxsin 1
Margie & Luke 5th Steady2.png 6th Decrease2.png 8th Increase2.png 6th Steady2.png 6th Decrease2.png 8th B Steady2.png 8th Margie 1, Luke 1
Jaime & Cara 8th Decrease2.png 9th Decrease2.png 10th Steady2.png 10th Steady2.png 10th Increase2.png 9th B Steady2.png 9th Jaime 1, Cara 1
Mel & Mike 6th Decrease2.png 7th Steady2.png 7th Decrease2.png 9th Steady2.png 9th
Decrease2.png 10th Mel 1, Mike 1
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Prayer of Purity Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Frog of Luck Detour.
  • A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.
The Amazing Race 18
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesAustraliaJapanChinaIndiaAustriaLiechtensteinSwitzerlandBrazil
Teams Amanda & KrisFlight Time & Big EasyGary & MalloryJaime & CaraJet & CordKent & VyxsinKisha & JenMargie & LukeMel & MikeRon & ChristinaZev & Justin
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