While kids were waking up early, bashing on their parents bedrooms doors or jumping on their beds to wake them up so they could open their presents and start using their new & highly flammable “hover board”. I was on my way to Yokohama to the Nissan Global Headquarters.
Christmas in Japan is not a public holiday at all. In fact its only been celebrated with a lot of customs from western countries like cards, presents, carols etc in the last decade or so. Probably the most bizarre christmas tradition here is everyone goes & eats KFC for Christmas. I kid you not! You should see the ads here for it. KFC pretty much owns Christmas day. So anyways everything is open as per normal.
The first thing I saw was the Nissan skyscraper. This was enough to get me excited & before I knew it I was acting like a kid in a candy store.
The gallery section of the headquarters has pretty much all the new Nissan models on show & memorabilia from the Nissan Racing Team.
The most exciting part of the gallery is of course the things they hide away in the back. I came across the Nismo Racing Teams Nissan R33 GTR with a crazy wide body kit!