Toyota Mega Web: A Celebration of All Things Automotive

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mega Web, a free theme park in Tokyo dedicated to all things Toyota. Mega Web is more fascinating than ever before, and now is the perfect time to explore this playground for car enthusiasts of all ages. From test driving the latest Toyota vehicles to racing virtual laps around your favorite racing circuit, if you have even the slightest interest in cars, you’ll find something to enjoy at Mega Web.


Getting around town

Overlooking the Mega Web Ride One test drive track where you can take the latest Toyota vehicles for a spin.

Located in the Tokyo Bay entertainment district of Odaiba, Mega Web is a massive complex that sits below one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world. Mega Web is divided into three main sections, each one based on a different aspect of the Toyota experience. In this article, I’ll focus on the sections that will be of most interest to visiting car enthusiasts: the Toyota City Showcase and the History Garage.

Toyota City Showcase

The Toyota City Showcase, a sprawling showroom floor, has over 60 cars on display and is home to several attractions including the Mega Theater.

The Toyota City Showcase is the largest section of Mega Web. This is a giant showroom where you can experience over 60 different Toyota models first hand. Much of this area is designed for locals who are in the market for a new vehicle, so if you are just visiting Tokyo, focus on the following:

  • Mega Theater: Located on the first floor, the Mega Theater showcases Toyota’s racing efforts via a large screen and motion seats, working together to simulate the experience of thundering through the desert in a rally car or careening around corners in an endurance race.
  • GR Zone: If you love racing and sports cars, set aside plenty of time for the GR (Gazoo Racing) Zone. Dedicated to Toyota’s motorsport division, the GR Zone proudly displays Toyota’s fastest and most striking vehicles, including the headline-making GR Supra Super GT Concept. This is also where you can show off your virtual racing skills via the premium Gran Turismo racing cabinets: a simulation setup that includes gas pedals and steering wheels.
A race-prepped Toyota 86
The GR Supra Super GT Concept
  • Ride One: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a Vitz GR SPORT? Well, the Ride One experience is your chance to make that dream come true. Just make a reservation online and keep your Japanese or international driver’s license handy, and for a mere 300 yen, you can test drive the Toyota of your dreams. Learn more from the official reservation page. (Good luck getting a hold of that elusive stick shift Toyota 86!)
  • Technology Zone: Located on the second floor, the Technology Zone showcases Toyota’s future, with an emphasis on hydrogen powered cars. Here you can see futuristic vehicles that look like they are fresh off the set of a science fiction film. There are also more interactive attractions including full-motion simulators and a VR experience.
The FCV Plus fuel cell vehicle marks the entrance to the Technology Zone.

The History Garage

A love letter to car culture through the ages, the History Garage alone is worth a visit to Mega Web. This wonderfully curated, two-story museum goes above and beyond expectations by including iconic vehicles from all over the world. This includes history-making vehicles from other manufacturers as well: Nissan, Fiat, Chevy, and Honda, just to name a few. Toyota seems to be leveraging the expansive collection housed in its amazing automobile museum in Nagoya to create a similar experience in Tokyo. With a detailed theme that recreates 1960s Tokyo, the History Garage is what truly earns Mega Web the right to be called a “theme park.”

The cars on display in the History Garage aren’t just limited to Toyota models. Classics from a variety of manufacturers from all over the world are on display. Here we have a 1959 Chevrolet Impala.
A DMC DeLorean, immortalized by the Back to the Future movies.
A 1971 Nissan Fairlady Z. If only there was a blue one on display…
One more Nissan classic: A 1970 2000 Skyline GT-R.

Go for a spin

Rally fans rejoice: there are plenty of cars here for you too.

Whether you are a local in the market for a new car, or an automotive enthusiast from abroad, Toyota Mega Web is well worth your time, especially considering that the experience is free. Mega Web has been celebrating all things automotive for over 20 years. Don’t you think it’s about time to get in on the fun?

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Originally from Riverside, California, I've been living, working, and writing in Japan since 2009. Japan has become my second home, and I'm especially fond of Shinjuku, Tokyo. That being said, I also love getting out into the countryside and exploring the entire country. Through Tadaima Japan, I hope to share the wonders of Japan with a wider, international audience. Check out my articles if you enjoy exploring on foot, convenient cafes, and affordable dining.

Information

Address 1 Chome-3-12 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0064
Hours 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Different attractions close at different times. See website for details.)
Price Free (300 yen for test drives)
Close N/A
Access Five-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) or three-minute walk from Aomi Station (Yurikamome line)
Phone 03-3599-0808
Language Japanese
English
Website https://www.megaweb.gr.jp/about/english.html