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The 90 second guide to the Akina (Haruna) start line

The 90 second guide to the Akina (Haruna) start line

THE 90 SECOND GUIDE TO THE AKINA (HARUNA) START LINEWhat is it?It barely needs an introduction, but this place is the real life basis of the start...

Japan Drift Events 2020

Japan Drift Events 2020

If you are planning on heading to Japan for an automotive holiday, one of the best things you can do is team up your trip with a drift event! Lucki...

How to find drift events in Japan

How to find drift events in Japan

One of the most frustrating things you seem to come across when planning a trip to Japan is how exactly to find drift or racing events to watch. Th...

How to get to Ebisu Circuit

How to get to Ebisu Circuit

What trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to the drifting mecca of the world, Ebisu circuit? For those who (somehow) don't know, Ebisu c...

How to get to Mt Akina (aka Mt Haruna)

How to get to Mt Akina (aka Mt Haruna)

So you've watched Takumi slay the touge of Mt Akina on Initial D and you've heard the rumours that it's based on a real place and you've thought, "...

How to get to Meihan SportsLand

How to get to Meihan SportsLand

Meihan Sportsland, home of the iconic Naoki Nakamura and Team Burst, is a popular motorsport complex in Nara prefecture, Japan. The drift course (a...

How to get to Daikoku Parking Area (PA)

How to get to Daikoku Parking Area (PA)

This question pops up all the time on the internet by people keen to head to the mecca of speed, Daikoku Parking Area (PA). For those who don't kno...