Images courtesy of Chris (d1a31)
Nikkō (literally “sunlight” or “sunshine”) is a city in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Approximately 140 km north of Tokyo and 35 km west of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi Prefecture, it is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. Attractions include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikkō Tōshō-gū) and that of his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in), and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area.
One of the most beautiful place to visit at Nikkō is the Nikkō Tōshō-gū. Is a Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
Tōshō-gū is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Initially built in 1617, during the Edo period, while Ieyasu’s son Hidetada was shogun, it was enlarged during the time of the third shogun, Iemitsu. Ieyasu is enshrined here, and his remains are entombed here.
While visiting Nikkō we do not have to forget to spend some time around the Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in and Futarasan Shrine.
Futarasan Shrine or Futarasan jinja, also known as Nikkō Futarasan Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. To distinguish it from the shrine in nearby Utsunomiya. It enshrines three deities: Ōkuninushi, Tagorihime, and Ajisukitakahikone.
Futarasan is located between Nikkō Tōshō-gū and the Taiyū-in Mausoleum. Many visitors go to all three, as well as to Rinnō-ji.
But what it really matters for us is one main reason. Nikko Circuit. As you guess Nikko Circuit is located in Togichi prefacture.
Here is the Nikko Circuit track. So with a quick view we see is an easy level track that make it very fun. Both cars and bikes use it for trackday, drifting events and amateur races.
Here it is a typical japanese photo with a pure japanese circuit and some pure japanese cars. Well known by local drifters Nikko circuit isn’t as popular as Ebisu for people and maybe only if you are a really japanese-car-enthusiast would heard about it.
You can use youtube to find some cool amateur videos of japanese guys drifting the Nikko Circuit but isn’t easy most of the time because as japanese do they write japanese and often they just tag on japanese.
It was a live cam at Nikko Circuit before but is out of order now. Anyway I want lo let the link here if anytime they put it back on work. WebCAM
Official Page: NIKKO CIRCUIT
There was a Drift festival called Tochigi Baka Matsuri in Nikko Circuit on the 4th of March.
Tochigi is the name of the prefecture where Nikko Circuit is located, and Baka means a fool.. >_<
We know Drifters and fans of Drift look foolish because we love sliding the car side.. xD
Several D1GP drifters and D1SL drifters participated and totally more than 200 peopole participated in the event. The level of drift is very high. Please enjoy the videos from that Foolish Festival.. ^^
The next video is from an on-board camera in D1 LL (Lady´s League) Champion, Sumika Kubokawa’s car.