Car town in Palette Town
Megaweb Toyota City, located on the island of Odaiba, is an interactive showroom showcasing various production vehicles, race cars, and upcoming car technology. This is a great place for anyone who has a love for cars and technology, but it also has activities for the casual tourist exploring Odaiba. If you’re in Odaiba, and have time to explore, be sure to check out Megaweb Toyota City.
For activities, you can access the Mega Theater, where you can experience a virtual car ride on the big screen. If that’s not enough? Why not drive an actual car! Megaweb offers test drive of various Toyota cars you can choose from. The test drive takes you through a 1.3 km track where you can get a feel of what the car offers. I personally was unable to try this out because of time constraints. But if you’re in the mood to drive a car, you found it here. If I recall, there really isn’t too much required to test drive a car, I think a driver’s license is necessary, but that’s about it. There is another driver course where you drive miniature versions of cars around a small track, but if I remember, the only way to do this is you must speak fluent Japanese.
Global Discover Zone is more of the technology side of Toyota. Where you can see prototypes and concept cars of future vehicles, as well as various technologies focused on the environment and passenger safety. One I was able to try out was the virtual test drive, free of charge. Using VR technology, you experience all the safety features Toyota currently implements in their vehicles, such as accident avoidance. There is also a driving simulator, which I was unable to try, that basically puts you in the streets where you learn about these safety features first hand.