Motegi Town

Highlights of Motegi Town

Motegi Town is 2 hours and 45 minutes from Tokyo and is a beautiful countryside with several unique highlights.

If you like beautiful nature, you won’t want to miss the magical Mitsumata flowers blooming in March. If you have children, you can take the Locomotive Steam Train, which runs on the Moka Railway on Weekends from Shimodate Station through Moka and Mashiko towns. You may also want to take children to Honda Mobility Resort, which has a large amusement park with rides, mazes, adventure play areas, and nature trails, as well as a western-style hotel and Gramping site.

If you are into motorbike and car racing, the Honda Mobility Resort also includes an international racing circuit (formerly Twin Ring Motegi) that hosts world-class racing several times a year. You can also enjoy seeing the Honda Collection Hall, which has an extensive collection of racing cars, consumer cars, motorbikes, bicycles, and mobility machines made by Honda.

The easiest way to get to Motegi Station from Tokyo depends on the time of day, so it’s best to use a transit planner such as this. If there is a bus at the time you want to travel, the quickest way would be to take the Shinkansen to Utsunomiya Station and take the bus to Motegi (2.5 hours). Another route is to take the Moka railway from Shimodate Station.

If you are driving, the closest interchange is Tomobe Interchange (IC) or Moka Interchange (IC), depending on which direction you are coming from.


From Tokyo to Motegi Station. 

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Things to DO in Motegi Town

Motor Sports

Motegi Town is home to one of the top racing circuits in Japan located in the Honda Mobility Resort (ホンダモビリティリゾート). There are many international races helpd here through out the year.


Motegi town has forests especially beautiful during the Mitsumata flower seasons as well as adventure attractions for children and paths in the forest at the Honda Mobility Resort (ホンダモビリティリゾート).


There are several camping sites in Motegi Town including Glamping site in the Honda Mobility Resort, as well as Nagomi and Eagle's Nest campsite.

Ride a Steam Engine (Locomotive)

A steam engine (locomotive) runs between Shimodate Station in Ibaraki Prefecture and Motegi Station once a day on the weekends and Holidays. You can buy tickets at the stations for part of the journey or for the full trip.

Michinoeki Motegi

Honda Collection Hall

Inside Honda Collection Hall in Motegi, Japan
Newly renovated in 2024, the Honda Collection Hall is a must-visit museum for travelers interested in cars, motorcycles, racing machines, and the innovation and history of Honda. Visitors can now see a model of the ‘HondaJet Elite II’ and try out ‘UNI-ONE’.

EATING in Motegi Town

Japanese Food

Motegi is not a large town, but there are a few restaurants (Soba, Japanese dishes) located near Motegi Station.

*A variety of restaurants are also available in Michinoeki Motegi and Honda Mobility Resort.

Western Food

Motegi is not a large town, but there are a few Western-style restaurants located near Motegi Station.

*A variety of restaurants are also available in Michinoeki Motegi and Honda Mobility Resort.

Yuzu-Shio Ramen

Yuzu-Shio Ramen at Michinoeki in Motegi Town

Motegi is proud of its multi-award-winning Yuzu-Shio Ramen (Ramen with Yuzu and salt flavor soup), which can be purchased at Michinoeki Motegi.

This Yuzu-Shio Ramen won 1st three times at the all-Japan Michinoeki Gurmet Competition, so it is definitely worth a try!

Places to STAY in Motegi Town

Hotels (Western style)

Motegi has a few nice Western-style hotels. There is a Fairfield by Marriott beside the Michinoeki Motegi and a hotel in the Honda Mobility Resort with spacious rooms.

Japanese & Budget style

Motegi has a few Japanese style rooms, budget-style accommodations and holiday rentals to choose from.

Camp Sites

Motegi town has a lot of nature, so there are a few campsites and cabin rentals, such as Nagomi, Eagle’s Nest campsite, and Honda Mobility Resort.

Motegi in the Press etc

Publich Relations Office

Travel by Good Old-fashioned Steam Locomotive (link)

Family Trip Japan

Twin Ring Motegi Forest and Starry Sky Camping Village (link)


How To Motegi: A Guide On Getting To Japan’s Greatest Race (link)


Mobility Resort Motegi (formerly Twin Ring Motegi) (link)


Motegi Town in Tochigi prefecture, Japan (link)

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