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Drift Academy Japan is the ultimate Japanese car culture experience. During the trip we will visit various JDM workshops, meet with some great car builders and famous drivers. Enjoy the VIP experience at Formula Drift Japan. Learn the beautiful art of Drifting at the world famous Ebisu Circuit in our fleet, with our profession instructors. Dine and experience some best Japanese food and hospitality. Our team is with you the whole time and can answer any questions about drifting or Japan that you might have! We also do add some sightseeing throughout the trip. This will be an experience you will never forget!
Arrive in Tokyo, after checking into hotel we will visit Shibuya which is the busiest intersection in the world for an amazing dinner and some drinks, after dinner we will visit Yodabashi in Akihabara the electric town for hobby and souvenir shopping.
After breakfast, we will take the Shinkansen (Bullet train up to 300km/h) to Okayama where Formulas Drift Japan Final is held. We will drive to Okayama International Circuit where Day 1 FDJ2 class qualifying is taking pace, VIP entry to the event, meet and greet the FDJ staff and drivers.
Arrive at Okayama International Circuit in the morning, spectate FDJ2 Top 32, checking out pit set ups, event scheduling, also spectate FDJ Pro Qualify.
Dinner with FDJ staff like Iwata-San and Robbie Nishida
Arrive at Okayama International Circuit in the morning, spectate FDJ Pro Top 32, checking out pit set ups, event scheduling.
We will head to Osaka one of the most popular tourist destination and super vibrant city for some sightseeing and beautiful local food. Meet the world famous driver Naoki Nakamura and his workshop N style, check out his crazy drift machines. Then return to Osaka Dotonburi for a wonder dinner / night experience.
After breakfast we will bullet train back to Tokyo where we will drive to Heyman, the famous drift family, the father Shinji Minowa, wife Masayo Minowa and the super famous son, 13 yo FDJ R1 champion Hiroya Minowa, we will meet and greet with the family, check out their workshop and machines, super VIP experience to dine with the family and chat about the secrets of what it takes to be a FD Champion. To be confirmed special guest Robbie Nishida. After dinner we will travel to the accomodation near Ebisu Circuit
Ebisu Circuit is one of the most famous drift track in the world, with this tour we are opening up drifting to School course and North course apart from the 2 skid pans, optional 3rd Drifting is available too below. We will visit Arios the super car shop after drifting, dine with the owner Suzuki-San who is also one of the best driver in Japan, karting champion, Carrera Cup champion also the famous supercar drifter! Another night we will check out the local Up Garage which sometimes have some drift bits being the local on next to Ebisu Circuit.
We will drive back to Tokyo in the morning, then head to Yokohoma for the famous Daikouku Parking car meets, being on a Saturday afternoon it's very likely to have multiple car groups to meet up there, then we will dine in Tokyo and the tour finishes.
Our drift programs cater to all skill levels whether you are new to drifting or you have had a few track days under you belt, everyone will get the opportunity to learn and refine their drifting skills at the world famous track - Ebisu Circuit!
During the trip we will visit Nismo factory, Toyota Museum as well as touring some world famous shops like HKS, Fat Five Racing (Daigo's Shop) and meet amazing car builders, this is one of lifetime experience!
We provide an exciting culture experience which includes traditional spa resort, fine dining. Learn about Japanese culture and giving you the opportunity to feel like a real local, this is a unique experience that hard to come by as a tourist as you will be companied with our Japanese staff.
Learn from the BEST! Drift Academy instructors have lots of experiences from instructing thousands of customers in he past. We might even bring guest coaches such as World Drift Champion Daigo Saito and D1GP Champion Team Orange if schedule allows.
Our Drift Taxi is a 4 door sedan with 4 racing seats equiped professional drift car, taking thrill rides with friends at Ebisu Circuit. Drift Taxi rides will be on North Course, Driftland and the super crazy tight Touge Course! It is a super fun experience for everyone!
Drift Academy has carefully selected some best vehicles to learn the skill of Drifting. All the cars are well setup and provide excellent reliability, which means maximum track time, tyres, fuel and all drift car related costs are indluded.
Back in march 2017 my wife and I did the full drift academy with sky and his team.3 full days of drifting glory and couple extra days Both sides of so many xtra bonuses ....Sky and his team were so much fun they made the trip for us ..so much good laughs and friendships made we really love hanging with them and learn to drift ..as for the drifting you havta try it ,holiday of a life time learnt so much and now very happy with our drifting skills ....one cool thing about the trip is my wife had very little drifting skills(same with me) but she came away happy as with her new skill set and would encourage other girls not to b afraid and give it a go!we also had privledge of staying in genuine Japanese onsen and meeting amazing people like Daigo saito,Team orange memebers and other amazing car guys ...so overall I would say this trip was a 10 out10 and tell people to give it a go the whole thing will change you and you will have a prefect time ..thanks to all the guys in the team ..specially T.D , Tuxx , and the man who brings its all togther Sky Zhao!
Jared Campbell, New Zealand
I did the 3 days at Ebisu in Japan. It was my first time drifting and my first time to Japan. Sky and Tux really made the whole experience amazing. They not only taught me to drift well enough to link corners, but they made sure every day was full of experiences. We stayed in a traditional Japanese Spa Resort and enjoyed the culture to the full. Every day there were surprises we didn't expect and it all added to an unforgettable experience. Without a doubt the best holiday I have ever had and would recommend it to anyone. We got to meet Drift royalty, experience real Japanese culture, do hot laps with Daigo and Sky. Too many amazing aspects to mention them all. I would highly recommend this for the skills you'll learn but also for holiday and experiences. I will do this again!!!
Peter Hansen, New Zealand
Best fun I ever had, and I loved every minute of the trip! It was my just time to be in Japan, and see the car culture myself with Sky's team is mind blowing, we went to Ebisu Circuit for 3 days drifting, I have learn a lot myself, so stocked to have Daigo Saito as a teacher, and we shared a couple of drinks afterwards, we also did many things outside of drifting like visiting Daigos crazy workshop and RWB HO is one hot spot where everyone want to check out in person. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to learn drifting or even just want to experience the true Japanese Culture! Thanks for the fantastic trip Sky and rest of the team!
Long Yi, China