J.LEAGUE announced the competition format of the 2021 MEIJI YASUDA J3 LEAGUE. More details will be announced as soon as determined.
|Competition||Schedule and number of matches||Competition format|
|Saturday 13 March – Sunday 5 December,
30 rounds/210 matches
|Home and Away
* There is a possibility of that the schedule may change.
■Promotion and relegation rules between J2 LEAGUE and J3 LEAGUE
● The bottom four clubs of the J2 LEAGUE shall be relegated to J3 LEAGUE and the top two clubs of J3 LEAGUE shall be promoted to J2 LEAGUE
● J3 clubs that have not received a J.LEAGUE club license cannot be promoted and will not be replaced by third or lower place club