What is the Tokyo Motor Show?
The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the top 5 motor shows in the world which is held every two years. The show exhibits commercial, passenger, and sports vehicles, motorcycles, and the latest technology and designs. Visitors can enjoy international vehicle brands’ exhibitions, shows, and experiences. Even if you’re not familiar with vehicles, you can have a lot of fun and be excited about the future. Let’s check out how was the 2019 show and what you could do. The 47th Tokyo Motor Show is scheduled to be on around October/November in 2021.
Tokyo Motor Show 2019 was a huge success considering the number of visitors, 1,300,900 people. 771,200 people visited last show in 2017.
This year’s show was held at two areas, Ariake and Aomi in Odaiba. It takes about 20 minutes walk between the two areas connected by the Open Road. You can also take the free shuttle bus (the queue was so long!) or the trains. Until 2017, the show was only held at Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake so the show has surely expanded. This year’s 1 day entrance fee was JPY 2,000. Some areas were free but you can enjoy to the fullest with tickets.
Aomi exhibition hall
I first visited Aomi exhibition hall to see the Toyota booth. Toyota booth was focusing on the people in the future society with new vehicles stating ‘play the future!’ (It was actually the most crowded spot…!)
Then I visited Daihatsu booth at the same Aomi exhibition hall.
Before moving to the Ariake Exhibition Hall, I took a look at some trucks.
(1)UD TRUCKS Quester GW Truckte
(2)The huge and cool GH8 engine by UD trucks
Future Expo at the Mega Web
Then I went to the Future Expo at the Mega Web. Future Expo exhibited about 60 products related to the future. It was not only by vehicle companies but also technology companies including Panasonic, NEC, Fujitsu and more.
(2)NEC model of flying vehicle
(3)A.L.I. Technologies Air-Mobility “XTURISMO” LIMITED EDITION
Ariake Exhibition Hall
After this, I bought Kebab at one of the food stands and walked to the Ariake Exhibition Hall through the Open Road. It took about 20 minutes on foot.
At Ariake Exhibition Hall, I first went to Honda booth. Honda focused on electric vehicles and F1 racing cars.
(3)Special exhibition (60 years history of Honda’s sports vehicles)
Nissan booth was in front of Honda booth.
(1)Nissan GTR Nisimo
③Lexus, Mercedes, BMW Alpina
Then I visited Lexus, Mercedes, and BMW Alpina booths. Above three companies exhibited at the same area.
(1)Lexus Conertable concept
(2)Lexus LS 500h
(3)Mercedes Benz Vision EQS
(5)Smart EQ ForTwo
(6)Mercedes CLA coupe
Some of the attractive events
Using various measures, visitors can enjoy the Tokyo Motor Show besides exhibitions.
Below are some of the attractive events.
Visitors can test drive the latest vehicles and motorcycles. Drone race by top players was also held.
Open Road was the 1.5km long outdoor road between Ariake and Aomi exhibitions. Vehicles were also displayed at this road and visitors could experience micro mobility ride here.
(3)Out of KidZania
Other than permanent restaurants, about 14 famous food stands sold their classic menu. These food stands were selected by the renowned food bloggers ‘Tabearuking.’
Special drone show was held for four days from October 24th to 27th, 2019. About 500 drones beautifully colored the night sky with lights and razors.
How did you think about Tokyo Motor Show 2019 ‘Open Future’? It was purely exciting to soak into the concept of future society filled with cool and eco friendly vehicles. The show exhibited more vehicles and activities than introduced at this page. I am already excited to join 2021 Tokyo Motor Show!