Nerd Vacation – The Nissan Engine Museum
I recently had the opportunity to visit Japan for a couple of weeks while on vacation; since I had my camera with me to record the trip, I decided to snap some photos to share with you guys. Aside from the unique entertainment, great food and cultural attractions that are abundant in Japan, it is a must visit country if you're interested in digging into the history of some of our favorite auto manufacturers. On this trip, I was able to visit a few interesting spots, namely the Nissan Engine Museum as well as the Nismo Gallery, both located in the port city of Yokohama where Nissan is headquartered.
Anyhow, upon entering, visitors are greeted with a room containing numerous displays, many interactive, and many pertaining to various generations of Nissan engine technology. Seeing that Nissan has over 80 years of experience building engines, this is the perfect way for visitors to get a hands-on look at and compare parts of cars that they may not otherwise get exposure to. A bit of history on the actual hall, before it was a guest hall for visitors, this building was previously the headquarters for the company from its early days until the late sixties. The building itself is obviously a huge part of Nissan’s history, so it's pretty neat that they allow the public to enter and check out the insides of such a significant building.