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Suzuka Things to Do

  • by harrietholiday Written Apr 30, 2007

    No need to get tickets in advance. Once you get to the track you can always buy a ticket to the race. After the race be prepared to walk for hours, don't take a taxi or drive, wear comfortable shoes, gridlock is terrible and it could take you possibly up 2-3 hrs to get to a hotel. (I had not booked one, until after the race) My experience was a few years ago, perhaps the gridlock has been solved, but....They will let you use the phone at the Hotel at the track and provide tel numbers if you ask nicely. Pictures to be added at future date.
    During the race you can walk around all over the track be sure to take a ride in the ferris wheel. Some amazing dishes to be tried while walking around , and interesting people to meet.

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    by mari91423 Written Mar 9, 2007

    Racing is huge in Japan with Toyota and Honda HQ-ed in Suzuka. Like racing? Well, you wont be able to watch an F1 race here again, but here are my pics of our honeymoon with the lcukiest guys in the world...F1 drivers.

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    by ngcsc Written Oct 28, 2004

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    Of course, the most attractive activity in Suzuka is the famous F1 Grand Prix.

    Suzuka Racing Circuit, being the home of BAR-Honda, the whole Suzuka city is in grand celebration as BAR Honda placed second as overall - team position

    2005 Suzuka racing will be on 9th October, see you there!!

    Sato - The Japanese F1 racer

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Suzuka Hotels

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  • Flower Garden Hotel

    7992 Ino, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 510-0295, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Comfort Inn Suzuka

    14 26 Shiroko Ekimae Suzuka 510 0241

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Route Inn Suzuka

    2-6-9 Hirata, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 513-0844, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Suzuka Storia Hotel

    1-1-1 Sanjo, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 513-0806, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Green Park Suzuka

    4-15-20 Shiroko, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 510-0243, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Shiroko Storia Hotel

    2955 Shiroko-ekimae, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 510-0241, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Castle Inn Tamagaki

    6312 Minamitamagaki, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 513-0816, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Suzuka Central Hotel

    3-11-35 Oike, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 513-0827, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Suzuka Royal Hotel

    3-2-21 Sumiyoshi, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, 513-0826, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Suzuka Transportation

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    by j-san Written Oct 13, 2003

    2002, we took the Kintetsu train which involved a transfer and then a bus ride from Shiroko station to the circuit. In 2003, I took the Nozomi bullet train from Kyoto station at 10:46am, arriving at Nagoya station at 11:22 and transferring on the JR Kaisoku Mie at 11:30am. Final station Suzuka Circuit Inoue at 12:10pm. It's one ticket for both trains bought at the green window of JR Kyoto station, a little under 6000Yen one way. The JR train trip from Nagoya to Suzuka circuit is extremelly crowded on race day!! You will get to experience being pushed in by the train attendants. On the return journey I recommend staying back at the circuit until evening for a half-empty journey back as oppsed to being packed in like sardines!!

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Suzuka Shopping

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    by j-san Written Oct 13, 2003

    There are dozens of merchandise stalls on the circuit grounds. I suggest staying back later to pick up some bargains, you can try to barter a little at that point. On the otherhand dont leave it too late, or that special t-shirt you wanted might already have been sold out! Prices average around 5000Yen for a t-shirt, but i got one for 3800Yen at the end of the day.

    What to buy: T-shirts, shoes, key-chains, **Japanese-only** race-guide book.

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Suzuka Local Customs

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    by husain Updated Oct 15, 2002

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    merchandise shops that sell everything from flags, t-shirts, caps, keychains- to temporary tatoos and chocolates shaped like the cars you are cheering for...
    pic: j-san

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Suzuka Warnings and Dangers

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    by husain Written Nov 13, 2002

    was quite spectacular. At 300 kmph its bound to be worse than you can imagine.
    thankfully the guy walked safely out of the rubble... and went on to participate in the race the next day.
    F1 has come a long way in terms of drivers safety...

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Suzuka Favorites

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    by j-san Written Oct 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: It is usually totally filled out, but i suggest walking around and if you see a plastic sheet with perhas one person on it, ask if there is anyone else there, quite often people will spread themselves out but be quite happy to give you a meter or two. ALSO unbelievably enough, once the actual race starts, many many people start LEAVING!!! Yes, they actually leave to avoid the rush back to the trains. I find this unfathomable, but it means you can then find a spot to sit.

    Fondest memory: I like to sit before the H reserved seating area, before the sharp curve, on the straight where you can see both tracks. Next year however, I am thinking of splashing out and getting a reserved seat, perhaps in the G section.... (about 300dollars!!??!)

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