For those who loves cars, don’t miss the Retro Motor Museum which is a private collection of 70 cars, 30 motor cycles, 5 Harley Davidson and a small plane. Many of the cars on display are the well known international sports cars and sedans in the 60s and 70s. There is a also a collection of Japanese models in the old days.
Visiting museum is a good way to learn about history and culture. In this Yufuin Retro Motor Museum, you will learn that Ford and General Motors were dominating brands in Japan before World War II, tricycles were popular vehicles after the war, and Japan’s car manufacturing took off in the 60s and 70s, becoming one of the major car manufacturing countries in the world.
It is an interesting place where you would not have thought how big a collection is from the outside. There are two floors. The ground level is the biggest exhibition area where most of the valuable classic cars are displayed. A retired bus was parked in the yard where you may get on to take a look. A cafe, shop and the small planes are on the second floor.
Address: 1539-1 Yufuinchō Kawakami, Yufu-shi, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Hours: 09:00 – 17:30
Entrance fee: ¥800
Access: around 25-30 minutes walk from Yufuin Station