The remaining four teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Bandra Fort, a nearly 500-year-old fort in Mumbai, India built by the Portuguese, and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 4,000 miles to Osaka, Japan. Once in Japan, teams travel to Kishiwata Castle by taxi, where they find another clue instructing them travel by taxi to Noda Station and locate a cleaning man who has their next clue. The clue gives details for a Roadblock task that requires one member of each team to become a taxi driver and do a taxing taxi drive through the streets of Osaka. Upon completing the task, racers return to their partners with the clue, which instructs them to travel to the sixteenth century Buddhist Kita-Mido Temple. The next task they face is a Detour requiring them to either sniff out flowers or take part in a robotic soccer match. In the end, one team makes a critical mistake in boarding a flight that arrives over three hours after the other teams' flight. They arrive in Osaka, complete the tasks, and receive surprising but pleasant news upon arriving at the leg's Pit Stop, Tempozan Park.
Season 12 Episode 9 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.
After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.