Where to stay for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

Filed in 2021 Japanese Grand Prix Travel Guide by on 2 Comments

Where to stay for the the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, including the best hostels and hotels in our preferred cities of Nagoya and Osaka.

Please Note: The 2020 Japanese Grand Prix (scheduled for October 9-11) was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This post will be updated with current accommodation recommendations when dates are announced for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix. Support the future development of F1Destinations by reserving your accommodation through the Booking.com links on this page. You won’t pay more and we receive a small commission. You can also add accommodation to your Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences.

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, but the daily commute to and from the track is much longer. 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.

Stay with F1 Experiences at the 2020 Japanese Grand Prix

Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences at Suzuka feature select grandstands or trackside hospitality in the Champions Club or Formula 1 Paddock Club, along with additional exclusive benefits such as meet-and-greets with current and legendary F1 drivers, guided tours of the F1 Paddock and more. Add accommodation at selected Nagoya hotels to your ticket package.

Accommodation near Suzuka Circuit

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’.

Accommodation in Nagoya

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.

Accommodation in Osaka

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 Premier 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 $235 USD per night

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

June 21, 2020

Getting There & Around – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

The best ways to get to Japan and Suzuka for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix, including detailed information on trains from Nagoya to Suzuka Circuit.

June 21, 2020

Race Facts – Japanese Grand Prix

The Suzuka circuit has been home to the Japanese Grand Prix for all but two years since 1987 and has been host to many memorable F1 moments over the years, including several championship deciders.

June 21, 2020

Where to stay for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

Where to stay for the the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, including the best hostels and hotels in our preferred cities of Nagoya and Osaka.

June 21, 2020

Tickets – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Everything you need to know about buying tickets for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix, including the best places to watch the action at Suzuka Circuit.

June 21, 2020

Off-Track Activities – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

Discover the fascinating Land of the Rising Sun at the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix. Here’s our guide to the best things to and do near Suzuka Circuit. 

June 21, 2020

Travel Basics – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

What you need to know before organizing your trip to the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, including advice on entry requirements, money, language and local customs.

June 21, 2020

Trackside at Suzuka – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

Get the most out of your experience at Suzuka for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix. Information about entrance, trackside activities and the race schedule.

June 21, 2020

Budget Planner – 2021 Japanese Grand Prix

Plan the cost of your trip to Suzuka for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix, including the cost of race tickets, accommodation and spending money.

Tags: , ,

About the Author ()

Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. 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.

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *