Filipino car enthusiasts visiting Tokyo have always made it a point to visit Toyota Mega Web. The indoor theme park consists of a giant exhibit showcasing every single model and variant that the Japanese automaker is selling in its home market. The indoor theme park also has a number of rides and other attractions. Unfortunately, its 22-year run is coming to an end by December 31, 2021.
Yes, that’s right. Toyota Mega Web will cease to exist by the end of this year. However, the closure isn’t entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Toyota says that the land being occupied by Mega Web will be transformed into a multipurpose arena. The land is being managed by Towa Real Estate Co. Ltd., which is actually one of Toyota Motor Corporation’s subsidiaries. The multipurpose arena is due to be completed by 2025.
Since the redevelopment of the area is still being undertaken by one of Toyota’s subsidiaries, we might see the return of Toyota Mega Web in the near future, albeit in a different location and at a different scale.
Some of Toyota Mega Web’s highlights apart from the exhibit is its Toyota Gazoo Racing section, showcasing some of the greatest and rarest cars to wear the GR badge. This also includes the #50 Lexus LFA that won its class during the 2010 24 hours of Nurburgring.
There’s even a section dedicated to Toyota’s plethora of tuning brands such as Modellista, TRD, and of course, Toyota Gazoo Racing. It’s pure eye candy for those who wish to tune their cars with the most tasteful parts that fit their Toyota.
There’s also the expected souvenir shop that sells almost anything automotive-related (not just limited to Toyota) and even a History Garage, which showcased rarities such as a DMC DeLorean, Toyota 2000GT, Toyota AE86, just to name a few. Visitors can even test drive the latest Toyota models, granted you have a Japanese or international driver’s license.
This year is your last chance to visit Toyota Mega Web, but given the current circumstances, it might be difficult to travel to Japan right now. Either way, the facility is closed until the end of September, most likely due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Japan.