SUZUKA CIRCUIT TOP Other Races FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1: Which ticket should I buy to watch a race? Also from how old should one have a ticket?
- You need to have a race ticket to watch a race.
Without a race ticket, you cannot watch a race.
Tickets are sold in advance as well as on the day, and we recommend you to buy tickets in
advance as they are priced reasonably. Also, depending on the races, paddock passes, which
give you wider range of ways to enjoy the race, are available as an option for you to watch a
race. It depends on the races how old one should have a race ticket. Please check the ticket
page of each race for more details.
See here for the major races
*Please note that the accessible areas may be overlapped when you buy multiple tickets.
- Q2: I want to watch only on the qualifying day (Saturday). Do I need a race ticket?
- As for the FIA F1 World Championship Series Japanese Grand Prix and “Coca Cola Zero”
Suzuka 8hours Endurance Road Racing, you need to have a race ticket even to watch only on
the qualifying day. For other races, you can watch races with the amusement park admission fee
on the qualifying day (Saturday).
- Q3: What is a group ticket?
- Group ticket is a value set of tickets for 3 to 5 adult persons.
You can purchase the tickets for adults at a discount price regardless of sex.
- Q4: What is a paddock pass?
- The area behind the pit garages where the racing machines are maintained is called paddock.
Paddock passes, as its name suggests, give you access to the paddock. Also, depending on the
race, they also give you access to the “Gekikan” areas and pit walkabout as a benefit to purchase
the paddock passes. During the race weekend, you may have a chance to meet drivers and get
the photo taken or their autograph in the paddock ...!?
*There are some races that do not offer the paddock passes such as the FIA F1 World Championship Series Japanese Grand Prix race. Please check the ticket page of each race for more details.
*You need to have a race ticket when purchasing a paddock pass.
*The number of paddock passes is limited, so we recommend you to purchase it early.
*Only when the advance paddock passes have not been sold out, we may sell a small number of paddock passes on the day.
*Each race has different benefits.
- Q5: How can I purchase a plastic paddock pass with a serial number?
- All the tickets sold in advance are the plastic paddock passes with serial numbers. However, the
number of tickets is limited, so we recommend you to purchase early.
- Q6: Where are “Gekikan” areas?
- These are the areas arranged specially by the side the track inside the paddock in addition to the
spectators’ areas and the special areas where you can watch the machines running down just in
front of you and may even see the expressions on the faces of the riders and drivers through the
helmets. You can enjoy the race from the different point of view from the spectators’ areas.
*Some races do not give you access to the Gekikan areas.
*You need to have a paddock pass to enter the Gekikan areas.
*There are no seats in the Gekikan areas.
*You are not allowed to use the umbrellas when watching the race from these areas, so please have a raincoat or poncho.
- Q7: Where can I purchase tickets in advance?
- You can purchase tickets through the official ticket agency (Platinum Group) or Lawson Tickets
(overseas site) for the FIA F1 World Championship Series Japanese Grand Prix race, through the
overseas agency (GPT) or Lawson Tickets (overseas site) for the “Coca Cola Zero” Suzuka
8hours Endurance Road Racing, and through Lawson Tickets (overseas site) for other races. We
will give you the actual ticket at the site on the day when you show the voucher and your ID (passport).
*Some tickets are not sold at each ticket agency. Also, there is time window for selling tickets.
- Q8: I lost the ticket I purchased. Will you re-issue the ticket?
- We are very sorry to inform you that we will not reissue and/or change the tickets you purchased.
Please make sure you do not lose your valuable ticket on the day.
- Q9: Where can I receive the ticket?
- You can receive the ticket you purchased at the place located at the amusement front gate. When
receiving your ticket. Please have the voucher and your ID (passport) ready for showing.
- Q10: Please tell me how and where to buy a race ticket.
- You purchase advance tickets on the Suzuka Circuit Internet site and receive them at the main gate on site.
- Q11: How can I receive a race ticket?
- Same as above
- Q12: Cancellation of ticket reservation
- Tickets cannot be canceled.
- Q13: Access range and effective dates of tickets
- The race tickets give you access on Saturday and Sunday. For F1, you can get access for five days from Thursday to Monday.
- Q14: Advance ticket sales period
- Tickets are sold from about 2 months in advance. However, for F1 tickets are sold about 6 months in advance.
- Q15: Can I buy a race ticket at the entrance gate on the day of the race?
- Only on the day of the race, only race tickets are sold at the entrance gate.
- Q16: Do I need an additional charge for the Grandstand?
- It depends on the race and the event, so please check our website for details.
- Q17: Do I need to pay an extra charge to enter the paddock?
- It depends on the race and the event, so please check our website for details.
Q1: Is watching races only outdoors, right?
VIP Suites, Premium, Panorama Rooms, and Hospitality Lounges are the indoor spectating areas
and the Grandstand (V2 seats) has roofs, but other areas are outdoors.
Advance tickets for the indoor areas are not sold at the overseas ticket agencies. Only when they
have not been sold out in advance, a small number of indoor area tickets may be sold on the day.
Q2: Are there anything I should know or I should have for convenience when watching races?
We kindly ask you in advance to have a raincoat or poncho for the rainy weather and a lap
blanket and fleece for keeping you warm in preparation for the sudden change of weather (you
are not allowed to watch the race using the umbrella). For the non-reserved areas, the surface is
soil, so it would be comfortable to wear shoes such as sneakers. There are times when the
sunlight is strong, so we recommend you to have sunglasses, hats/caps, and/or sun block with
you. It would be convenient for you to have binoculars and/or opera glasses, and you can enjoy
watching the race more if you bring the portable radio set as we provide the race commentary via
FM broadcasting on the site.
Q3: Can I smoke anywhere?
Spectators’ areas, pits and paddock are all non-smoking areas, so please smoke in the
designated areas and respect manners. We kindly ask for your cooperation so that children and
other guests can watch the race in the clean environment.
Q4: How can I watch races with wheelchairs? Also, where is the parking space for wheelchair users?
As the areas for the guests who need to use the wheelchairs to watch the race, we provide the
areas exclusive for the wheelchair users to watch the race (you need to have the race ticket and
the reserved seat ticket).
Only for the V2 seats, you need to sign in at the reception desk located in front of the elevator for the panorama room.
For the V1 seats, you do not have to sign in at the reception desk.
Persons with physical disabilities with the disability grade of first, second and third and with lower
limb and trunk disabilities, and those who need wheelchairs due to the limitations on walking
caused by the involuntary movement and/or disorder, together with up to 2 caretakers and/or companions.
*Please be advised that number of seats at the wheelchair areas is limited.
*Persons with disabilities can park their cars in the parking area located in front of the amusement park front gate. Please ask the parking staff.
*Please be advised that number of parking lots for the persons with disabilities is also limited.
Q5: Please tell me how to participate in the race / event.
The method of participating in the event and the participation subject differ for each race.
Please inquire using the inquiry form for details.
Q6: Can I bring in and post the flags etc.?
You can post them, but please have them in places that will not make trouble to other visitors. However, in the case of problems such as obstruction of visibility, discomfort, etc., or in the case of content not related to the race, we may remove them. Please be advised that we will not be responsible for any damage or stains etc. on removing them.
Q7: Can I take pictures with a camera from the spectators seat?
Basically, to the extent that it does not make any troubles to other visitors, you can use the camera at the spectators' seating areas if the camera is 26 cm long or shorter at the full length (the longest place). However, if it makes any troubles to other visitors or when the area is crowded, our staff will kindly ask you to move the place, and your cooperation would be appreciated.
- Q1: When can I know the race timetable?
- We will announce the timetable about 2 weeks prior to the race. As for the time for opening gates and the scheduled time for the race, we will list the information on our website as we know it.
- Q2: Should I go to the circuit just in time for the start of the race?
- Both on the day before the race day and the race day, we have various events going on at the
circuit. On the qualifying day (Saturday), we have an official qualifying session to decide the grid
for the race (starting positions). Also on the race day, from early morning we have various events
around the Grandstand as well as the gift giveaway for watching the race at the sponsor booths.
Moreover, the support race will be held on track, so you can enjoy all day. We recommend you to
come as early as possible to enjoy these various events.
- Q3: I would like to enjoy the rides in the amusement park on top of watching the race. Should I have an amusement park admission ticket as well?
- We sell the race tickets with one-day amusement park passport, so please make use of this ticket.
If you have purchased the race tickets only, you can purchase the ride coupons in the amusement park on the day.
- Q4: I have a race ticket. Should I purchase a Motopia passport in addition?
- The race ticket for adult comes with one-day Motopia passport that allows you to enjoy the rides either on Saturday or Sunday.
If anyone who is 16 years old or younger wishes to have a Motopia passport, you can purchase one at a discount price by showing the race ticket.
- Q5: I have an admission ticket/Motopia passport. Can I watch a race?
- Some races require the race tickets while for some others you can watch a race with the Motopia
passport. Please check the ticket page of each race for more details.
* Please note that the contents are subject to change without prior notice.
* All the prices mentioned here include tax.
* Photos and illustrations used here are just images.