Accommodation – 2018 Japanese Grand Prix

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The best places to stay for fans on all budgets attending the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. The next race is on October 5-7, 2018.

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We recommend staying in Nagoya, the nearest large city to the rather isolated Suzuka circuit. It doesn’t take too long to get to the track, and there are plenty of decent hotels. Osaka is also worth considering, particularly if you leave it too late and the best accommodation is already reserved in Nagoya. The contrast between modern and traditional Japan is reflected in the accommodation options available. You can choose between the usual youth hostels and international hotel chains, or go for uniquely Japanese Ryokan inns or capsule hotels.


Staying near the track at Suzuka is not practical for most fans coming to the Japanese Grand Prix. Hotels near the circuit are snapped up by the F1 teams and the limited options available slightly further afield are expensive (and isolated). Booking well in advance is key if you want to be near Suzuka. There’s always limited availability for hotels within striking distance of the circuit on race weekend, unless you fancy staying in a ‘love hotel’. You can check the list of nearby hotels on the Suzuka circuit website, although hardly any of these are likely to be available on Grand Prix weekend.


Nagoya is the closest large city to Suzuka, around 70km from the circuit. Try and stay close to Nagoya station if possible. The train trip takes around 60-90 minutes and costs less than $10 USD each way. Read Getting There & Around for more information on getting from Nagoya to Suzuka.

Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel

  • Located around 10-minutes walk from Nagoya Station
  • There is an on-site bar for you to mingle with other patrons.
  • Dorm beds from under $30 USD per night

APA Hotel Nagoya Sakae

  • Close to shopping and restaurants, 5 mins walk to Sakae Subway Station
  •  In-house hot baths, massages & gourmet restaurant.
  • Double room with breakfast from $175 USD per night.

Hilton Nagoya Hotel

  • A 5-minute walk to Fushimi Subway Station or a 5-minute taxi ride to Nagoya Station.
  • Spacious rooms with city views and family friendly.
  • Doubles start at $245 USD per night.


Osaka is further from Suzuka than Nagoya, but it’s a larger city with more to see and do. Try and stay close to Osaka Namba station if possible (Osaka Tennoji and Shin-Osaka require transfers for getting to Suzuka). The distance of 130km to Suzuka takes around 2-2.5 hours by train. More information in Getting There & Around.

B&S Eco Cube Shinsaibashi

  • Only a 5-minute walk to the JR Namba Train Station and JR Shinsaibashi Station.
  • The surrounding area has great nightlife, shopping and gourmet food destinations.
  • Sleeping capsules are between $20-60 USD per night.

Hotel Mystays Dojima

  • Great central location close to Osaka train station, restaurants and the Nakanoshima Park
  • Free WiFi, well-equipped rooms with flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Double rooms from $160 USD per night

Swissotel Nankai Osaka

  • Right in the middle of Osaka’s entertainment and shopping district
  • Located directly above Namba station for train’s to Suzuka
  • Double room from $260 USD per night

Been to the Japanese Grand Prix? Leave a comment with your hotel recommendations!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Richard says:

    Hello Andrew , Do you any information on staying in the Glocal Nagoya Hostel just cheking options hows the hostel is in all aspects? thank you very much Regards

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