Event Information

About The Show – Go Japan!

Go Japan! is the first show of its kind in Europe. It’s a one day celebration and cultural showcase of all things Japanese. The event is underpinned by a baseline of automotive content, while embracing far-eastern cultural and lifestyle elements for a fully immersive and visitor-participatory experience at the nation’s favourite race circuit – Brands Hatch.

The event is a major automotive sporting highlight of 2020. It’s organised by the experienced Time Attack team – who run great shows such as Tunerfest and Modified Live – and venue operators MSV. Go Japan! showcases the country it represents as a leading example of motorsport, special interest, hobby and business culture in a family focussed atmosphere to inspire, excite and entertain visitors and spectators like never before. There truly will be something for everyone for what promises to be a day where memories are made.

What to expect at Go Japan!?

  • On track: Time Attack / Racing / Drifting / Special Demonstrations
  • Car clubs & displays off track
  • Visitor participatory experiences
  • Car Show
  • Japanese food vendors
  • Performers & Cosplay
  • Live entertainment stage
  • Live music, DJ & cultural displaysCompetitions
  • Harajuku fashion show
  • Hobby & enthusiasts groups
  • Celebrity race drivers / influencers
  • Iconic race cars
  • Trade Zones – Car/Bike/Culture
  • Family fun

Brands Hatch Venue Information

  • UK’s major motorsports venue
  • Internationally recognised venue
  • Superb location, easy access by road, train or bus
  • Close to London and Eurotunnel
  • Outstanding visitor facilities – catering/families/services/seating
  • Visitor friendly amphitheatre viewing throughout venue
  • Great food and modest pricing
  • Professional high-volume footfall venue operation

Directions & Getting There

Brands Hatch is situated on the A20 near West Kingsdown. Just 3 miles from junction 3 (Swanley) of the M25, it is linked via the A20 to the M20 and M25/26 motorways. By train : Regular services to Swanley station operate from London Victoria.

Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham
Longfield
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel : 01474 872331

Email : brandshatch@msv.com

Venue Facilities

Brands Hatch has well equipped and modern facilities throughout the venue. From grandstand seating to its restaurant, the Kentagon, there are plenty of places to sit, eat and enjoy your day. There’s also a range of activity areas at the venue, including a go kart circuit, rally stage and kids zone – plus a range of VIP and hospitality venues.

FAQs

What are the show opening hours?

Public opening hours are 0900-1830hrs. Car Clubs and Traders can arrive from 0700hrs

What time does the action start?

On and off track content starts from 1000hrs and finishes at 1830hrs – please check our event timetable when it is published to see what is on and when [ published around 1 week before the event ].

Can I park my car in the club displays in the show area?

Yes but you need to book yourself and your club in with us in advance, please see the car club page.

Are there places to eat and drink on site?

Yes there are food and drink vendors as well as a circuit cafe. The food is a high quality affair with modest pricing, there will also be ice creams etc. Within the cafe there is also a licenced bar overlooking the circuit.

Can I bring a BBQ?

No sorry they are not permitted on site but if you want to come with a picnic and refreshments of your own there are plenty of very nice grassed areas and woods around the venue to sit down and enjoy the action with friends and family.

If I am using my car in a Public Tracktime session do I still need to buy an entry ticket?

Yes, all visitors must have an entry ticket regardless of the activities when on site.

Whats the latest time to buy an advanced ticket?

Advanced tickets are on sale until 12noon on Wednesday before the event . After that date tickets may only be purchased on the gate.

Can I pay by credit/debit card?

Yes you can buy your tickets online until Wednesday before the event and we also take cards and cash on the gate during the event.

Is parking free?

Yes all visitors have access to free parking inside the venue in designated areas. If you wish to come with your car club and have exclusive show parking, please see our car club page.

Are pets allowed?

No sorry, as it’s race track therefore pets are not allowed except for guide dogs.

I’ve bought tickets online but they haven’t arrived yet, what should I do?

Advance tickets are handled by the circuit [MSV] directly. They charge and post the tickets to you by recorded delivery. If you need to chase-up things, please contact the circuit using the details that were provided to you when you purchased the ticket.

Official Event Partners

Venue information

Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham
Longfield
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel: 01474 872331
Email: brandshatch@msv.com

Car Clubs & Traders

If you are a car club or a trader, we would be delighted to welcome you to Go Japan! at Brand Hatch

Please see the clubs / trader pages to use our automated booking system.