Tokyo Auto Salon 2025

★ Staff recommendation
¥3,000 (advance sales)

Tokyo Auto Salon, one of the biggest motor shows in the world, is coming back to Makuhari Messe and will showcase modified and tuned cars.

What happens?

Think MTV’s Pimp My Ride, but more luxurious. The event isn’t exactly Cheapo, but it’s a must-see if you’re really into cars/things you’ll never be able to afford. The event might not hit the insane visitor numbers as before (as high as 300,000) but you can still expect big crowds.

Tickets and entry

The whole of the first day (January 12) is open to industry and media only, but the general public will be allowed for a special viewing from 2 p.m. (costing ¥4,000).

Saturday and Sunday are both public entry days with advance tickets costing a flat ¥3,000. There may be same-day ticket sales at the venue, but this isn’t guaranteed, so get your tickets in advance.

Bonus: All about auto? Join a Tokyo Drifting Tour for a special experience.

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing had a very large display showing real race-cars with real bugs, rocks, chips and other bits on the front.
  • A bit of a theme - a lot of cars had Liberty Walk or Tra Kyoto body pieces.
  • Cute bosozoku styled k-cars.
  • Sparkly (insert your emoji here)
  • Customize your Prius. This was just one a several so it seems to be a popular thing to do.
  • Vanny style can be high or more commonly - very low.
  • If you have to deliver something, might as well do it in style.
  • Shakotan VIP. Super low luxury sedan. Do a video search to see these in action.
  • A mild version of bosozoku.
  • RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF Porsche tuner.
  • Tokyo Auto Salon
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