On December 6th, rare and precious automobiles run gracefully through Nijo Castle.
Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto Award 2016

The highlight of the special exhibition days from December 3rd (Saturday) through 6th (Tuesday) is the ceremony for the "Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto Award 2016" scheduled to be held on December 6th (Tuesday).
The vintage cars exhibited specially from December 3rd (Saturday) are among the most exceptional cars in the world, instantly recognizable to connoisseurs of fine automobiles. The presence of so many rare and exceptional automobiles in one place can be considered nearly miraculous.
These exceptional cars will be judged based on their design and the craftsmanship of their builds. Awards will then be presented, after careful consideration, by judges along the same lines of criteria as that used in similar level events in the US and Europe. Finally, a set of five "Best of Show" cars will be decided and this prestigious award bestowed.
During the awards ceremony those cars of particular distinction will parade gracefully through the Nijo Castle grounds. A truly unique and unforgettable experience. It only remains to come, witness the full range of automotive beauty on display and to find out who will drive away with the honors from among so many worthy participants. Our most cordial welcome is extended to you to come and witness this moment.
There will be a final, Farewell Party, held after the announcement of award winners and the award ceremony itself. We will host many of the elites of the antique car world and this is an exclusive event with a truly unique backdrop and chance to appreciate and discuss the finer points of those cars on display with others who hold a similar level of appreciation for the artistry and mechanical perfection on display.
Catalog of Award Winning Automobiles Catalog of the Automobiles on Exhibition

The event will be held in a location generally closed to the public.

This exhibition will take place at the eastern most portion of the famed Nijo Castle. Additional special areas which guests will be able to access include the Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace, the Front Garden of the Palace Kitchens, and the Kitchen itself. The cars themselves will be on display within the beautiful Courtyard of the Ninomru Palace, lovely preserved and over 400 years old.

Cars which are selected for award consideration will be on special display in the Karamon area of the castle which is a designed Important Cultural Property.

The "ARTISTIC CARS AT THE WORLD HERITAGE" event has been open from October 28th and is currently on display in the eastern most area of the Nijo Castle. This provides a unique and inspiring backdrop for the many super cars and racers which have been assembled for your enjoyment.
Catalog of the Automobiles on Exhibition

World-Class Judges

After careful consideration the awards will be determined by judges who have participated in previous "Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este" (*1) and "Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance" (*2) automobile shows as well as several renowned classic car experts and journalists. Evaluation will take place between December 3rd and 5th with the five, Best of Show, awards announced on December 6th.

(*1) Classic car festival which has been held for nearly 100 years in Lake Como, Italy.
[Official Website] Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

(*2) Exceptional car festival at world well-known golf course "Pebble Beach" in Monterey, California in the US. This course is also known as the home of the U.S. Open.
[Official Website] Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

You too can take part as a spectator judge.

One of the five Bes of Show awards will be determined by your vote. An award will be decided considering the result of your vote as well as the content of judgement by the judges. We will distribute ballot papers to every visitors at the event entrance from December 3rd to 5th. You are welcome to join us in determining your favorite car on display.
Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto Award 2016

Catalog of Award Winning Automobiles