Twin Ring Motegi is a circuit located in Tochigi Prefecture.
The circuit hosts the SUPER GT and the Japanese Grand Prix motorcycle races.
Getting to the Circuit
On weekends and holidays, there is a bus service from Utsunomiya Station, which costs 1570 yen one way and takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Please check the official website for details.
By car, the nearest interchange is the Moka Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
The nearest interchange is the Mooka Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway, or the Mito-Kita Smart Interchange on the Joban Expressway.
About the Circuit
Location: 120-1 Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
Opened: August, 1997
Before your trip, we have compiled some basic information about Tochigi for your reference.
Utsunomiya is about 40 minutes from the Tokyo metropolitan area by bullet train and less than two hours by conventional train.
You can come to Utsunomiya by train if you only want to go around the station, but if you want to go to the suburban areas such as Otani Museum and Nikko, a car is more convenient.
The following is a guide on how to get to the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas and how to get around the city.
Nikko is a tourist city, so there are many pension-type accommodations in the area. Recently, luxury hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton have been built in the area.
In Utsunomiya, there are many business hotels around the station where you can easily stay.
The following is a selection of hotels in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
If you want to combine watching a game in Utsunomiya with sightseeing, I recommend the Otani Museum.
The museum is a huge underground space, but it is not a museum.
The museum is about 10 kilometers from Utsunomiya Station, so if you have a car, you can get there in about 30 minutes.
Nikko has become a nationally known tourist spot.
In the case of Nikko, the area is not as close as the distance because of the heavy traffic during the high season. Please be careful when you go.
Here is a selection of tourist spots in the Utsunomiya and Nikko areas.
One of the best things to eat in Utsunomiya is gyoza.
There are popular restaurants in and near the station, and if you can walk a bit from the station, you can also go to Masatsugu, Karan, etc.