September 5, 2018

Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 to Be Held over Three Days from October 6 (Sat.) through October 8 (Mon./Public holiday)

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (Chairman: Akio Toyoda) will hold the Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 from October 6 (Saturday) through October 8 (Monday, a public holiday), 2018, at Tokyo Waterfront City’s Special Event Venue, Symbol Promenade Park, and MEGA WEB sites in Odaiba.

Marking the last year of the Heisei era, Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 will be a lively event that makes it possible for visitors of all ages to take a look at “back then and now” and appreciate the charm of this historic era’s iconic cars and motorcycles.

Passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles (including both old and current models) will all be on display, and participants in the festival will be able to enjoy vehicle demonstration runs and test rides. This year’s roster of events will include programs for children and the display of “itasha” vehicles whose exteriors feature anime characters, as well as, for the first time, e-sports events.* Stay tuned for more information, coming soon, about other programs that will be available for your additional enjoyment. The organizers hope that Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 will win new car and motorcycle fans and spark growing excitement for the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019, to be held in autumn next year.

Tokyo Motor Festival 2018: Event Details

Name of Event Tokyo Motor Festival 2018
Organizer Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Co-Organizer Tokyo Waterfront City Association
Support Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Rinkai Fukutoshin Group
Date/Time October 6 (Sat.) through October 8 (Mon., public holiday), 2018, 11:00 to 17:00 (except for the MEGA WEB venue; see below)
Note: The MEGA WEB venue will be open 11:00-21:00 on Oct. 6 and 7; 11:00-17:00 on Oct. 8.
Official Venues
  • Odaiba Special Event Venue 1
    (Tokyo Waterfront City, Aomi R District)
  • Odaiba Special Event Venue 2
    (Tokyo Waterfront City, Aomi NOP District)
  • Center Promenade (Symbol Promenade Park)
Admission Free
Participating Brands Isuzu Motors Limited; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Suzuki Motor Corporation; Subaru Corporation; Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Hino Motors, Ltd.; Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Mazda Motor Corporation; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation; Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation; Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.; UD Trucks Corporation; FCA Japan Ltd.; Jaguar Land Rover Japan Limited; LCI Limited; Maserati Japan Ltd.; Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.; RTC Co., Ltd.; Volkswagen Group Japan K.K.; Volvo Car Japan Limited; BRP Japan Ltd.; Harley-Davidson Japan K.K.; Kymco Japan Inc.; Triumph Motorcycles Japan K.K.; Whitehouse Automobile Co., Ltd.

*e-sports events at Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 will include the FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2018 Nations Cup Asia/Oceania Region Final on October 6-7 at MEGA WEB Ride Studio, organized by Polyphony Digital.

Tokyo Motor Festival 2018’s Theme: Munegyun

Tokyo Motor Festival 2018

Munegyun in Japanese (an emphatic form of “munekyun”) means “pounding of the heart, tightening of the chest.” People might feel that sensation when, for example, they discover something new or rediscover something from their past. It’s a feeling that can’t quite be described in words, but is strongly emotional.

Tokyo Motor Festival 2018 has been organized to offer plenty of excitement, featuring vehicle models from both the past and the present that will rekindle delight when rediscovered or cause awe and wonder when encountered for the first time: a distinct feeling of munegyun, which we hope all visitors to the festival will experience, with joy!

We look forward to your participation in this event.