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The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the world's top motor shows, taking place every two years. It introduces passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and the latest in motoring technology for the total motor vehicle experience. Previously held at Makuhari Messe, the show has since 2011 been held at Tokyo Big Sight on Odaiba.
The Tokyo Motor Show features the latest production vehicles of domestic and international brands, including concept cars, many of which have their world debut here. Combined with the show's demonstrations and hands on events, visitors can have the opportunity to see and experience some of the latest in vehicle engineering, passenger safety, and green and future technology.
Passenger vehicles comprise the bulk of the show with many leading manufacturers exhibiting their latest models. You can get inside, touch and explore many of the cars on display. Several makers, especially domestic ones, showcase concept vehicles, showing off their cutting edge technologies.
The commercial vehicles section includes top makers of buses, trucks and vans. You can climb inside many of the vehicles and learn about the newest features and accessories that allow them to do their jobs more easily and safely. You can also see various concept models representing the latest technology in commercial vehicles.
Major motorcycle makers such as Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki show their latest and greatest models, many of which you can get on. Many makers display their entire model line, and you can also see racing motorcycles and the latest concept models.
The latest and most advanced parts, tools, tires and vehicle entertainment systems are displayed throughout the convention halls. You can see some of the latest technology that goes into making new vehicles safer and easier to use, as well as advanced audio, visual and navigation systems that makes driving more enjoyable.
The Tokyo Motor Show also offers hands on experiences that vary from show to show, and typically include test drives of passenger vehicles and motorcycles, as well as ride-alongs in alternative fuel passenger and commercial vehicles. Additionally, the show has displays and special exhibition which in past years have included the history of motoring, carrozzeria exhibits and demonstrations by the Chiba Prefectural Police, professional trick motorcyclists and commercial and emergency vehicles.
The Tokyo Motor Show is held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on Odaida in Tokyo. Tokyo Big Sight is a few steps from Tokyo Big Sight Station on the Yurikamome Line or a five minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line.
information source: japan-guide.com
October 25 to November 4: 10:00 to 20:00 (until 18:00 on Sundays)
On October 23 and 24 the show is open to the media and special invitees.
2000 yen (1800 yen for advance tickets)
1000 yen after 16:00 (except on Sundays)
A special price (3800 yen) applies on October 25 before 14:00
3-11-1, Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo