43rd Annual Tokyo Motor Show

May 30, 2013 by

Local Recommendations, Things To Do

Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo Motor Show. Photo courtesy of Naoharu via Flickr.

Japan has earned a secure niche in the world of automobile industry as one of the top three car manufacturing countries in the world. Car enthusiasts in Tokyo come come winter can get their fill at the annual Tokyo Motor Show, one of the Big Five motor shows along with Detroit, Frankfurt, Paris and Geneva.

While most car shows display an even mix of production cars and concept models, the annual Tokyo Motor Show leans heavily toward the concept side. That means you’ll see your fare share of drool-worthy fantasy cars of the future you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

The 2013 theme is “Compete! And shape a new future,” driven by the idea that healthy competition drives innovation, just as athletes push their performance to new heights through competition. The 43rd installment of the show will include a mix of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and automotive technology. Last year’s show had 15 Japanese brands and 25 international brands in attendance, including the world premiers of 53 models. This year’s show looks to be even bigger.

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from November 22 to December 1 and will open to the public starting on November 23.

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-Lydia Schrandt

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