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    Was up in Fukushima today and met some really great people. We had some fun on a
    KX125 I picked up, on local hills. They mentioned a nearby track


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    Found a nice page listing MX tracks (in Japanese only). Will try top make a table of corresponding English.

    http://circuit.alamode.tv/motocross.html
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    I know moto park Mori!!

    Hey is the KX for sale? I might know of a buyer. Please let me know the details if it is.

    Luke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke San View Post
    I know moto park Mori!!
    Hey is the KX for sale? I might know of a buyer. Please let me know the details if it is.
    Luke.
    Luke, the KX125 is not currently for sale. Planning on doing some clean up on the bike.
    However, if you know anyone looking for an MX bike, i can get them from the auction.
    A later model unit in good condition usually goes for around 200,000 after fees.

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    OK thanks mare!
    I might be interested in a 2008+ RM250 if one comes up. Let me know and if I have the money at that time I'll have it!

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    There are two MX tracks I know of near Nagoya.

    オフ。ザ。ワールド  (Tsurusato) is 20 minutes from Seto, over the border in Gifu, about an hour's ride from Nagoya centre. ¥2,000 for the first day, ¥3,000 for every day after that, but if you pay an annual membership fee of ¥5,000, day fees are ¥1,500.

    http://turusato.digi2.jp/

    This is a decent video of Tsurusato and the sorts of speeds you can expect to be doing when you've learned the course.



    This is another video with a commentary (easy Japanese) of the various parts of the course. It gives a better representation of the inclines and declines, even if the music playing in the background is not the greatest.



    The first video gives a graphical representation of the inclines and declines of the course, but you'll not really get a handle on them until you ride it yourself. The first time I rode it was my first time on a purpose made MX/Enduro track and it scared the living shit out of me. The climbs were severe and the descents were often sudden and sheer.

    The facilities are very basic, but the course is well enough maintained. I didn't check out the toilets, but I can imagine you'd not want to be dropping your pants in them. The guy who runs it, Ando-san, is very friendly and I sat chatting with him in between circuits. Nice guy, who was very chatty and full of advice about the course and riding in general. He has no English, but I think he'd just be very happy for the custom. There were only four riders there that day, including me.


    And from June 2014, Slam Park, Seto, (スラムパーク瀬戸), will be open to the public. It's currently nearing the end of construction. Not sure about costs yet, but I hear it should be ¥3,000 for a day. I'm getting private access to this park on May 18th with a staff member, so I'll update afterwards.

    There is no webpage yet.

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    There is a small but decent track near Katsunuma off the Chuo express west of Tokyo

    Located https://goo.gl/maps/hYljv

    2,000en for the whole day.
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    Adding Gaia to the list - Nagano

    http://www.jncc.jp/cn11/pg185.html
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    I was at this place called Yatabe Sports Land a few weeks ago. It's just 60kms from Tokyo, and very close to Tsukuba.

    There were 2 tracks - One was mostly flat with some small jumps (basic course), the other was a lot more undulated (advanced course).

    Website: http://www.wmatu.com/course/yatabe/

    Rental Information: www.wmatu.com/course/yatabe/rental.html

    Location: http://goo.gl/3BW01K

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    Anybody know where I can find a map or some information about Narita MX park? All I got was a youtube from a google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtfischer85 View Post
    Anybody know where I can find a map or some information about Narita MX park? All I got was a youtube from a google search.
    119 Tsubuura, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
    http://goo.gl/maps/AkPwR

    http://www.lisa-takano.com/junya/narita.htm

    http://www.motocross-course.com/kanto.html#NaritaMX

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    Has anyone been here:
    http://www.westpoint.co.jp/

    Out in Kawagoe (Saitama).
    When checking the locations mentioned on the webpage I cannot see any MX tracks when checking on Google map/earth though.
    I want a place where I can get some good practice to get back some skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanviking View Post
    Has anyone been here:
    http://www.westpoint.co.jp/

    Out in Kawagoe (Saitama).
    When checking the locations mentioned on the webpage I cannot see any MX tracks when checking on Google map/earth though.
    I want a place where I can get some good practice to get back some skills.
    Nice! I've been there quite a few times..But mostly my first few years here. Was renting their 125cc 2 stroke bikes mainly, but the bikes were a bit shoddy. Personally, I didn't care. Just wanted to ride. Pretty good tracks. Used to be a super-cross course, and also a big flowing course. They kept changing the layouts every year so cant say for sure what the latest looks like. Pretty active group there, many ages & types of riders. Does get crowded on weekends but open year round..thats a nice plus. Usually they split up the hour as 20 mins per each group (A & B groups). The experienced guys are pretty good. You might want to initially try the beginner group & step up if necessary. But yeah, definitely close to tokyo.

    Personally, I want to give Shidoki a try. Heard many good things about it but never headed up there. The rental bikes are many & the facility look pretty nice from the photos on their site. Just a bit far from Tokyo. It's close to Iwaki, so maybe that's an early start / overnighter to set it up for a full day.

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    Thanks for the input!
    Would be fun to get a group together and spend a few hours at the track. If rental bikes are available it is a good chance for people to give a first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanviking View Post
    Has anyone been here:
    http://www.westpoint.co.jp/

    Out in Kawagoe (Saitama).
    When checking the locations mentioned on the webpage I cannot see any MX tracks when checking on Google map/earth though.
    I want a place where I can get some good practice to get back some skills.
    Yes, I've been there a few times. I don't really like it there. The course is built on flat land and fairly tight. A big bore bike is pointless and not much fun.

    The best MX course I've been to in Japan is Shidoki in Fukushima-ken. I've ridden and raced there many times since 1993! Haven't been there recently. We should organize a trip... BTW- My avatar photo was taken in Shidoki (back in the day when I used to be able to clear the big table top)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    There is a small but decent track near Katsunuma off the Chuo express west of Tokyo

    Located https://goo.gl/maps/hYljv

    2,000en for the whole day.
    Will be here tomorrow from around lunchtime.
    Seems like a fun and well maintained track.

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    Motocross gladiators: I am moving to Tokyo, Japan in July 2016 for a three year assignment with the US Embassy. My teen boys and I enjoy riding dirt bikes so of course, I am researching all options. For the USA, no license is required for dirt bikes. I am told that in Japan it is required? Can we get around this requirement by visiting tracks and renting?

    We just spent the last three years in Morocco riding dirt bikes--fab time but we told to sell our bikes--YZ125, YZ85, and YZ250 before moving to Japan. We are looking for help finding tracks, english speaking contacts that can guide us and as much info as we can gather to get us back on bikes.

    Thoughts?

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    You don't need any license unless you do the MFJ run area championships, but there are quite a few privately run races if you want to race that is. Just riding you don't need anything. From Tokyo there is Off Road Village in Saitama, Narita, MX408 in Ibaraki. Be prepared to travel much more than in Morocco. There are a few foreigners I know up that way I could put you in touch with, I'm in Osaka, more tracks down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke San View Post
    You don't need any license unless you do the MFJ run area championships, but there are quite a few privately run races if you want to race that is. Just riding you don't need anything. From Tokyo there is Off Road Village in Saitama, Narita, MX408 in Ibaraki. Be prepared to travel much more than in Morocco. There are a few foreigners I know up that way I could put you in touch with, I'm in Osaka, more tracks down here.


    Thanks Luke San. I am a bit confused so please straighten me out. Embassy officials told us that we has to have a license for any motorcycle to include motocross. So, you said they are not required for dirt bikes---correct? So are there particular tracks that we can visit and rent without problems to get our riding in? Our home base will be Tokyo but we will drive anywhere to ride. I presume we can buy dirt bikes in Japan as well??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clif1966 View Post
    Thanks Luke San. I am a bit confused so please straighten me out. Embassy officials told us that we has to have a license for any motorcycle to include motocross. So, you said they are not required for dirt bikes---correct? So are there particular tracks that we can visit and rent without problems to get our riding in? Our home base will be Tokyo but we will drive anywhere to ride. I presume we can buy dirt bikes in Japan as well??
    No, you don't need a license to ride an MX bike offroad on an MX course. Yes, you can buy MX bikes in Japan, new, or used...

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