I’ve been wanting to go to the Honda Collection Hall for years, ever since seeing photos of the Motul Civic there I knew I had to visit.
Getting to the Hall was definitely the hardest place to reach during my time in Japan, getting the Shinkansen, a 1hr 30minute bus and 25 minute taxi really wasn’t ideal (especially when the return bus stops at 3!). I would definitely recommend taking a car!
The hall is split into two sides, with one being focused on bikes and the other with road cars and race cars on the upper floors.
It’s crazy to think that all these cars had only delivery miles on them, such an incredible time capsule showcasing how Honda’s have developed and changed over the years. It’s really cool to see how styling progressed through each era, comparing a new Civic to a 3G is like night and day.
On the top floors the usual race cars had been replaced with a showcase on JTCC, showcasing not just the Honda’s but also Toyota’s and a pair of Nissan’s. Being able to study these and notice the small difference’s between each car was really cool.
All the differences in grilles/garnishes and bumper styling made the US spec Primera really different from the JDM/Uk spec one behind.
After checking through all of the race cars I visited the library on the ground floor and went through tonnes of old race photos and car brochures, I love that all this information is here for the public to explore as they choose, wish I could of taken some of the books home.
I will definitely visit the Hall again when the Motul Civic returns here, I would definitely recommend visiting (As long as you drive).