Description This Project was started by Akira Yamamoto on September 1970.
The track was designed by Shingo Shiozawa, chairman of Nihon Auto Club. Seating Capacity should be 15,000 spectators in the grandstands.
But, in 1971, Shizuoka university‘s students opposed the construction of the track suddenly. And then Shizuoka prefecture decided to ban the construction. The project canceled before the pavement and this location is 9 holes golf course now.
Location Shizuoka - Shizuoka - Chūbu
Latitude - Longitude + 34°57'26"     +138°26'33"
34.957222     138.4425
UTM Coordinates X = 266475.651  -  Y = 3871286.565  -  Zone 54S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*)
Altitude AMSL 103 m - 338 ft
Designer Shiozawa
Shingo Shiozawa
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1)   History of early years Japanese motor races
(2) English ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> Japan - Nihondaira Speedway - proposal 1970 [ENG]
(3) English photo taken in April 1971
(4) English layout

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Nihondaira Speedway
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Last update of this page October 20th 2010
Info last update  
Designer Shiozawa
Shingo Shiozawa
Distinctive points  
length 870  m 2854  ft 0.541  mi   (2)
length 870  m 2856  ft 0.541  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)
Max. banking (bends) 12  ° 21.3  %        (2)
Max. banking (straights) 8  ° 14.1  %        (2)

Nihondaira Speedway

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 20th 2010     Avril Avril Avril New Description with map
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