A few weeks back, I wrote about my awesome experience and how I managed to get to one of the most famous racetracks in the world, the Fuji Speedway, located in Japan. Since I live in Tokyo, it is definitely within my reach, but probably not to everyone’s liking. Getting to that point, however, was definitely not easy. In this article, I will go over some of the things you need to know and do to make the most out of your visit to Fuji Speedway.
Reserve A Room At A Hotel
One of the first things you need to do if you want to visit one of the most famous NASCAR tracks is to reserve a room at a hotel. This is especially important if you want to do it during a race week. Chances are you will not want to stay at a traditional hotel, but rather one of the many affordable hotels that have cropped up in recent years in Japan.
This is especially relevant if you want to do some shopping, as most stores will be close on Mondays, so you will have to eat out most of the time. When it comes to finding hotel rooms in Tokyo, I recommend checking out the Motomachi area, which is filled with hotels and restaurants of all shapes and sizes.
Use A VPN To Log In
One of the things you will want to do if you arrive at the track is to log in using your VPN. Nowadays, all major hotel chains and even a few independent hotels will have a free standing VPN connection available on their WiFi network. Just make sure you log in using the correct email address and password, as this will save you from any connection problems. If you stay at a hotel that does not have a free VPN connection, there are plenty of providers that offer great value-for-money packages that let you connect for free. This makes connecting to the WiFi network at the track as simple as possible.
Use A Camera
Another thing you will want to do if you arrive at the track is to use a camera. This will certainly help you make the most out of your trip. It is always nice to have a record of your trip, whether it is a video or a photo album. The better the camera, the better, as there are many pitfalls you will want to avoid. Most importantly, make sure you bring your passport or ID card along with you. Without this, you will not be allowed entry to the track. It is also advisable to bring your own luggage, as you will be checking in at the airport. The driver’s suitcase is not big enough to hold all your belongings, especially if you are an international visitor. Also, make sure you have extra batteries as the camera will draw a lot of power. Additionally, some cameras can get quite hot when powered up, so be careful with where you power them up.
Check Out The Restaurant And Shopping Hours
Another thing you will want to do if you visit one of the most famous NASCAR tracks is to check out the restaurant and shopping hours. This will depend on where you are staying and what time the shops close in the evening. Most restaurants at the track will be open all day, so you will have access to food, while the shops will be open from 10 AM until 5 PM. This is perfect if you want to have some good quality time during the day. Be sure to research what time the museums close and whether or not they will be open on Sundays, as this will determine if you can make it there on a Sunday.
Last but not least, let’s discuss one of the most important things you need to do if you want to visit one of the most famous NASCAR tracks, Fuji Speedway, which is located in Tokyo. This is especially relevant if you are driving from one of the airports in the Tokyo area. If you want to reach your hotel in a peaceful manner, avoid taking the usual route. Instead, take the highway, which does not go through the city but rather skirts its outskirts. This will certainly reduce the amount of time you spend in traffic. Furthermore, many of the roads leading to the track are one-way roads, so you will not have to deal with traffic coming the other way. This, once again, will reduce your stress levels.
This is just a short guide about what you need to know and do to get to one of the most famous NASCAR tracks, Fuji Speedway. Just remember to plan your trip and to always travel prepared. Make sure you obey all the rules and regulations set by the organization that runs the track. Also, if you stay at a hotel that does not have a free standing WiFi connection available, be sure to check out the hotel’s website to see if they offer any kind of VPN package. Last but not least, make sure you bring your passport or ID card along with you. Without this, you will not be allowed entry to the track. It is also advisable to bring your own luggage, as you will be checking in at the airport. Finally, make sure you have extra batteries as the camera will draw a lot of power. Additionally, make sure you have a proper camera bag, as this will prevent you from being hindered by the weight of your belongings. This is especially relevant if you are an international visitor. Thank you for reading! I hope this article was helpful to you.