Tokyo Auto Salon 2018
One of the most anticipated car events in Japan by automobile enthusiasts is the annual Tokyo Auto Salon. The event takes place at Makuhari Messe, a massive convention located in Chiba Prefecture, and is the perfect venue for the wonderfully wild Tokyo Auto Salon. The impressive car expo spread across exhibition halls 1 to 11 this year from January 12th to 14th with around 450 exhibitors participating and over 800 cars were showcased in the event. But aside from that, more than 300,000 people attended the motor show to take part in the pure, unadulterated JDM experience the event has to offer.
About the Tokyo Auto Salon
The popular event first opened its doors back in the 1980’s as the Tokyo Exciting Cars Show. Not only is it one of the most visited car shows in the country for more than 30 years, but it has also become a place where people with the same interests come and gather to exchange information regarding their beloved vehicles.
There’s a handful of reasons why people love this event, and it’s clear to say that one of them was the fact that the Tokyo Auto Salon wasn’t just a motor showcase that displayed cars solely for entertainment. The Tokyo Auto Salon also exhibited some of the latest technological solutions and products geared for tune-up and dressed-up cars which have been used by the exhibitors for their cars on display. Other than that, there were also a great variety of enjoyment lined up for those who attended the event. Some of these included car symposium and forums led by sponsors of the event, a number of goods such as merchandise and apparels for sale, and also stage shows complete with music performances and live talk with guests and exhibitors.
Cars on Display
A handful of new concepts were also debuted in the expo, but most of the cars on exhibit were leaning towards the cool and funky variety. Since minivans have become quite popular in Japan these days, they were one of the relative highlights during the motor show.
Some of the other notable Japanese vehicles present during the event were the Toyota Hiace Van complete with over-fenders and the Honda Odyssey with loudspeakers, but one car that surely took everyone’s attention then was none other than the Nissan GT-R with its futuristic dress up which was exhibited by the body kit specialist Kuhl.
European cars were also showcased at the expo, with namely Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Audis taking some of the spotlight. Aside from showcasing numerous cars, the best and runner up awards were also given to various cars covering categories such as concept cars, dress up cars, tuning cars, and much more.
Without a doubt, the Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the car events you wouldn’t want to miss in Japan. The dates for the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 has also been confirmed, with the event taking place from January 11th to 13th at none other than Makuhari Messe with ticket prices ranging from 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen.