The Car Lovers Guide to Japan! Part Two, Non Car Stuff to Do in Tokyo and The Nissan Crossing Part 2

This room was literally smoke and mirrors. The Digital Art Museum was the most enjoyable museum I have ever been to in my life! If you are in Tokyo and have a half-day to spare, ride on over to Odaiba and visit it, you won’t be disappointed.

Next to the Digital Arts Museum, is a complex called Palette Town that normally houses a Toyota museum but it had been dismantled for displays for the upcoming Olympics.  Usually, the two museums along make for a full day.  The Toyota Museum will probably be back after the games. There is also the History Garage in the same complex which is also an interesting sight to see.  Think of it as the Peterson Museum for Japanese cars!  We will cover this in more detail later.


Roppongi is the famous night club and party district.  It used to be a place to go and party with Japanese that liked to meet foreigners but lately, it has been getting kinda seedy and tourist trappy.  Nigerians have been opening bars and clubs here and they apply high-pressure tactics to get you to go inside and there have been reports of people getting rufied and robbed in these clubs. There are also seedy hostess bars that are probably houses of prostitution. In the 80’s this was a fun area, in the early 2000’s it was starting to get seedy and in 2020 I didn’t even bother to go!  Now I prefer to go to Shibuya for nighttime fun!

So we could have probably spent another whole day in Odaiba and will try to plan for that for or next trip.  After a hard day, our hotel the Shinagawa Prince has a world-famous bar on its upper level with floor to ceiling windows and an awesome view of Tokyo.  It costs $10 to get in and the drinks are on the expensive side but it’s worth it to just go once.

Here is to our whirlwind tour of Tokyo!  Our next story will be about cars!


  1. There was a Leaf Nismo RC back in 2011, Nissan built 11 of them and brought them to promo events.

    Not a fast car but at 940kg probably one of the lightest electrics outside formula E.

  2. Kabuki theatre was pretty cool. You can eat and drink in there and traditionally people heckle the actors. Nobody has the balls to nowadays though so they have speakers that they play heckling through.

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