Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the world's top motor shows for tuned and modified cars, and is held every year in Tokyo on the second weekend of January. It attracts more than 300,000 visitors to see the latest dress-up parts and accessories. You can also see the latest tuning technology, motorsports-related items and get information about new car announcements.

A view of Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 venue

Makuhari Messe near Tokyo hosts a lot of auto shows , so don't confuse this with the Tokyo Motor Show and Automobile Council.

You can take a ride in a racing car during Tokyo Auto Salon!

Tokyo Auto Salon does not only let you look but also touch and experience. If you have the chance, you can enjoy the thrill of what it's like to be in a powerful racing car. As a passenger, you will be able to compare a professional's driving skills with your own!

List of the cars that you can test drive:

  • Honda S660 Neo Classic
  • SUBARU WRX S4 STI Sport
  • Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum
  • Nissan Fairlady Z S30
  • Toyota MIRAI

If you are feeling brave, you can also take a ride in a racing car as a passenger. But you might want to take pictures before the test drive while you are still smiling!

Customized concept car: NISSAN JUKE 

Of course, there are always some unique customized cars. The appearance of this Nissan JUKE Personalization Adventure Concept has caught the attention of most of the visitors this year. Instead tires, the cars runs on caterpillar tracks. It is a dream come true for drivers who want explore snowy country or mountain roads. Thank you, Nissan, for doing this with the JUKE!

The Super Formula pit stop tire change. You can also try your hand at it!

A professional explains the task.  A team of three people change the tires and completing the job within 11 seconds quietly and efficiently without any unnecessary movement.
After that, the visitors are able to experience changing tires themselves. Everyone who did was surprised how light racing tires are.

What do you think? Do you want to visit this exciting event next year? The dates have still to be announced but here are the location details and indicative ticket prices, based on 2019.

TOKYO AUTO SALON 2020

  • Venue: Makuhari Messe, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Nearest station: Kaihin Makuhari Station (31 minutes from Tokyo Station by Keiyo Express Line)
  • Tickets: advance tickets 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen; tickets on the day: 2,500 yen to 3,500 yen

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