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For Racing Fans: Top 8 Race Circuits in Japan

Many tourists may not notice, but lurking within the quiet and peaceful natural landscapes of Japan are kilometers of asphalt-laid race courses home to motorsport activities such as Formula 1 and the Super GT championships. For all you racing junkies, here are the top 8 racing circuits you must visit while in East Japan. 1.…

Made in Japan: Mazda’s Rotary-Powered Sports Cars

Mazda may be known in the automotive industry as a small car maker from Hiroshima with a history of ups and downs, but for die-hard auto enthusiasts, they are known for one thing, the rotary engine. Unlike the conventional internal combustion engine, the rotary engine does not utilise a piston and a crankshaft to create…

Farewell to a Car Fan Favorite: Mitsubishi Discontinues the Lancer Evolution

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has always been a favorite among car enthusiasts around the world. It was never the car with the best looks, or with the most luxurious interior. No, its concept was always much simpler. The Evo has always been about offering the best performance in a package accessible to Joe Average. The…

Honda NSX: Japan’s Everyday Supercar

When you think of Japanese cars, the first words you might think of could be affordable, reliable, efficient. Not terms to typically describe vehicles like supercars which are known for their lavish performance and high price tag. However, back in the early 90’s, Honda was one of the first Japanese automakers to take that preconception…

Top 5 Race Circuits in Western Japan

Last time, we brought to you the top 5 race circuits in Eastern Japan, with a list of tracks you might get a chance to visit if you’re in the Tokyo area. Some of these race courses may take a full day to get to from the Kanto area, but for you real racing junkies…

Most Popular Driving Spots from Tokyo

Japan may be known for its extensive public transportation network allowing travelers to get to the many sightseeing areas the country has to offer. However, there some areas you are better off dusting off the good ole driving gloves for. Here are some recommendations for your next road trip out of Tokyo. Umihotaru   Umihotaru…

Bored of Bland Rental Cars? Try These 4 Exciting Options!

If you’re interested in taking a road trip while in Japan but don’t want to opt for the mundane rental cars from the typical rental services, you’re in luck! Here’s a selection of unique cars you can rent in Japan. Keep in mind, some of these services may have age limits and may require special…

The Reasons Behind the Rise in Hybrid Cars in Japan

From January to June 2014, close to 540,000 hybrid vehicles were sold in Japan, a 35% increase from this same period in the previous year. In 2015, more hybrid models have been introduced to the Japanese market and the popularity continues to grow./ It’s been the same ever since the introduction of the original Toyota…

Check Out The Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in Japan for 2017

Cars are big business in Japan. Over the years, manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Suzuki have become international names and are exported all over the world. Generally, Japanese cars have an excellent reputation for being reliable, safe, and efficient. Within Japan, cars which are fuel efficient are very popular among Japanese car drivers.…

Top 5 Fun-to-drive Japanese Kei-Cars

It’s not outrageous to say that you can find a Japanese car in any country with a road these days. With large shares held by Japanese automakers in North America and Europe, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, just to name a few are global competitors in the automotive industry. Although Japanese manufacturers sell similar or the same…