Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto 2016

We exchange all of the automobiles for special exhibition from December 3rd through 6th. The scenery is "Spectacle Art."

The main event of ARTISTIC CARS AT THE WORLD HERITAGE is "Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016" which will be held from December 3rd through 6th. The cars on display during this special event will be different from those during the preceding event period, from October 28th. This will be a very special limited time showing of rare and valuable cars from around the world. Legendary vintage cars, Award winners at many concours events throughout the world, and precious cars which might only be seen once in a lifetime will be exhibited at the World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle.

This exhibition will take place at the areas including "the Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace", "the Front Garden of the Kitchen", and "the Kitchen" which are normally closed to the public but will specially opened for viewing for this event only. This will be the highlight of the exhibition.

Please come and enjoy the unique experience of viewing these vintage works of art displayed against the unique backdrop of a World Heritage site in Japan.
An introductory comment
from the entertainer, Mr. Masaaki Sakai

Congratulations on the start
of the Kyoto Concorso d’Eleganza.

As an automobile aficionado myself I the world of vintage cars has always held a special place in my heart. The sheer enjoyment of driving a vintage automobile has, of course, its own appeal. However, the Kyoto Concorso d’Eleganza brings so much more to us than this. We have a rare opportunity to celebrate the history, beauty in design and artistry of these classic automobiles at this incredible event. I will even be exhibiting a vintage automobile from my own collection and feel privileged to find it among such august and historic vehicles.

There are so many spectacular cars, including several who have won international awards and even taken home the best in show at such prestigious gatherings as the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, to enjoy.

It is like a dream come true and my sincerest hope is that all attendees can come to fully enjoy the beauty, history and majesty of this amazing collection of rare cars from around the world being put on display.

Masaaki Sakai
Masaaki Sakai
Entertainer. First caught public attention with his rock band, “The Spiders” in 1962. After going solo his hit song, “Saraba Koibito” swept the charts and was awarded the record of the year. He has appeared as well in a number of celebrated films including “Jikan Desuyo”, “Journey to the West” and “Chura-san”. More recently he has been the lead host for hit TV programs in Japan such as “Chubo Desuyo”, “Sekaiichi Uketai Jyugyou” as well as many others.

Special Exhibition
[Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016]

Event Period
December 3rd (Saturday), 4th (Sunday), 5th (Monday), and 6th (Tuesday)
9:00am – 17:00pm (Last admission for Nijo Castle is 16:00pm / Last admission for the event is 16:30pm)
Event Site
The Courtyard of Ninomaru Palace, the Front Garden of the Kitchen, and the Kitchen (which are normally closed to the public in the World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) in the city of Kyoto.
[Address] 541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301
Technical cooperation
For inquiries
050-5542-8600 (Oct. 28th (Fri) - Dec.12th (Mon) 8:00 - 22:00)
Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction
Catalog of the Automobiles on Exhibition