What’s the key to having an amazing car-related holiday in Japan? Believe it or not, if you follow this one tip, you’re guaranteed to see some amazing cars there no matter what...
Many people seem to book flights to Japan without really having thought out an ‘action plan’ beforehand. But if you’re only heading to Japan for a short time, there’s a chance that there might be no car meets or events taking place then. This is why I think it’s so important to plan the dates for your Japan trip around a big automotive event – an event that you know will be taking place during that time.
Kyusha event in Shiga Prefecture, 2014.
Each time I've visited Japan I’ve done this, and I can’t recommend it enough! However, the very first time I visited Japan it was only for 10 days, and at the time of booking our flights, I had made NO plans whatsoever. During that period there was only one weekend, and it was only by chance that a big event just happened to be taking place at Tsukuba Circuit that Sunday. We had the most incredible time, and it ended up being the absolute highlight of our visit! But if that event hadn’t been on? Our trip just wouldn’t have been as good, there’s no doubt about it.
D1GP at Ebisu Circuit in Fukushima, 2015.
So what do I mean when I say ‘big event’? Generally this would be an organised car meeting, show or track event. Many large events are annual affairs which take place around the same time each year, and they also would usually have a website or even a Facebook page with event information so you can stay updated.
So, don’t leave things to chance! Plan ahead so you can be sure to see some sweet cars in the flesh and get some great photos while you’re at it. At JapanCarCulture.com we have a jam-packed, regularly updated Event Calendar
to help you with this, so you can plan exactly where to stay and when.
Taryn Kelly | www.JapanCarCulture.com
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