Japanventures: Part 2 – Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum


Some Datsun Bluebirds to brighten your day.
Back to a time when Toyota was affectionately called Toyopet and the most complicated car names got was the Honda Coupe.  The car with the interesting shade of yellow holding up the rear is a Nissan Laurel.

But wait, there’s more!  There is yet another set of stairs up to a third floor which is home to a fantastic collection of classic race and sports cars.  In case you didn’t get your fill of 2000GT’s with the classic red beauty in the stairwell, there is a pristine white number right at the head of the stairs to greet you into this automotive paradise.  Classic race wheels act as a barrier to some of older race cars in the corner.  The museum has some original advertisement pamphlets and promotional material on display in front of the cars as well as spare parts and the broken hearts of all the visitors who will never be able to afford any of these rare Japanese treasures.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about the museum was all the vintage memorabilia that was displayed.  Badged handbags, pedal cars, gloves, and pins were all presented next to their respective cars.  
An old video of this 240Z's race history was being shown.  It's amazing to me that all of these cars have been meticulously restored back to pristine condition. 
The Nissan Fairlady 240ZG was Nissan's top of the line Z at the time and only released in Japan.  It was the fastest production car released with a top speed of 210km/h. 
This Nissan Sunny 1200 Coupe GX-5 is displayed with its multiple winnings from the Japan Grand Prix race series back in the early 70s.


    1. I don’t know if they have a website or an email, but here’s their address and phone number!

      Yokota Kyodo Museum
      474 Shimoyokota
      Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun
      Shimane Prefecture 699-1822
      Tel: 0854 52 1112

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