03 October 2021
The only race set in the “Land of the Rising Sun,” the Japan MotoGP is also the most exotic on the calendar.
Staged at the world-renowned Twin Ring Motegi circuit, the ‘home of Honda’ is set in the foothills of the Hakko mountain chain, surrounded by forests and rivers within the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district.
Furthermore, Motegi is home to the Honda Collection Hall, a safety and riding school, dirt-track, go-karts, hotel, restaurant, shops and event venues.
Built in 1999, the Twin Ring Motegi circuit is small yet perfectly formed. The anti-clockwise track contains a multitude of straights, sharp turns and an action-packed combination of high speed and technical sections, making it a tricky but thrilling venue for the riders and an exciting course to master. No surprise then that this challenging circuit has hosted some of the most memorable moments in MotoGP history.
The most significant feature in Tochigi is the Nikko Toshogu, which is surrounded by other beautiful shrines and temples. In fact, the whole district has been designated as a World Heritage Site. In the surrounding areas lie the Kegon Falls, Kinugawa Onsen and the Edo Wonderland theme park. Venture out to Nasu and enjoy the hot springs and resorts. Other points of interest include the Nikkō National Park, Ryūzu Falls, Lake Chūzenji, Tobu World Square and Bandai Museum.