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Events Guide

Information on events to be held at the Communication Plaza.

Fire Up the Region with Music: Multi-Genre Musical Concert

The Trombone Quartet

UNDERGROUND Saxophone Quartet

On May 28, (Sun.), the Plaza will host a Multi-Genre Musical Concert in the 1st-floor Presentation Room looking to energize the surrounding areas of Shizuoka Prefecture and stimulate communication through a selection of music that crosses genres and eras. A total of ten groups will be performing, including music clubs from schools, universities and companies, and individual musical groups made up of residents of Iwata and other neighboring cities. We would love to have you, your family and friends attend! Admission is free.


May 28 (Sun.) from 11:00 to 16:00


A variety of music genres from 10 groups


Yoshin Junior High School, Macchazuke II, Hamamatsu Window Orchestra mini, Iwata Minami High School “Lucky Chaps,” Iwata Minami High School “BBB,” UNDERGROUND Saxophone Quartet, Shizuoka Sangyo University Acapella Club, Occhi, “Gos” Gospel Choir, The Trombone Quartet (in order of appearance)

Venue 1st Floor, Presentation Room

Get Up Close and Personal with Yamaha’s Grand Prix Racebikes!

The 2-seater YZR500 is great for photos

Get a picture with a “real” Movistar Yamaha rider alongside the YZR-M1

On the 2nd floor of the Communication Plaza where we introduce the history of Yamaha’s racing activities that date back to the company’s earliest days, we have set up a new mini-exhibit featuring both a modern and classic Yamaha machine from road racing’s premier class that you can touch and sit on for a hands-on experience (only available on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays and the following Sunday of each month).
With the start of the MotoGP season approaching, one of the bikes on display is a YZR-M1 from the 2015 season. Alongside it are life-size cardboard cutouts of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. On display together with the YZR-M1 is a YZR500 from 2001 that has been modified with a rear seat to allow two people to sit on it. The YZR500 is a line of machines that raced in the Road Racing World Championship for 30 years since its introduction.
In addition, we have prepared cardboard cutouts of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales with their faces removed (head cutouts) that are on display every day. Feel free to take a souvenir photo on your visit to the Plaza!

Location 2nd Floor, Racing History Zone
Machines YZR-M1, YZR500 (2-seater)
Days 2nd and 4th Saturdays and the following Sunday of each month


  • On days other than the ones specified above, the machines are only for display and cannot be touched or sat on.
  • Please do not touch any machines other than the two specified.
  • Please follow the directions of the staff present.

Two Yamaha OX99-11 Supercars on Display (until June 15)

In November 2016, the Plaza held the Historic Model Exhibition and Demo Run at Yamaha Motor’s Fukuroi Test Course in Shizuoka Prefecture. One of the highlights was the exciting demo run of three Yamaha OX99-11 supercars powered by V12 F1 engines with their exhilarating exhaust notes echoing throughout the venue.

The car is back on display at the Plaza in the 1st floor Symbol Zone, but in addition to the red model often referenced, we have the green model on display alongside it for the first time!

Please be aware that the two cars will be on display until June 15th, after which they will be switched out and replaced by the Toyota 2000GT and Lexus LFA.

To view photos and a post-event report (in Japanese only) of the Historic Model Exhibition and Demo Run that featured demo runs of 39 motorcycle and car models, please click here.

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