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Facility Guide

Information on open hours, floor layout and more.

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Open Day A 9:00–17:00
  • These Plaza open days are based on Yamaha Motor’s working days.
  • Please be aware that parts of the facility and/or Café may be closed due to company events, etc.
Open Day B 10:00–17:00
  • The Plaza is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays and the following Sunday of each month. Open Day B also includes special days in which the Plaza is open on days it is usually closed.
  • "Half-off for Kids" at the Plaza Café:
    Prices at the Plaza Café are half-off for children of elementary school age and under accompanied a parent or guardian.
  • Use of the meeting room is possible for Yamaha Motor product user clubs.
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When visiting the facility

  • Entrance is free.
  • As we do not offer staff-guided tours, please roam the Plaza at your leisure.
  • Explanations of collection items and exhibitions are in English and Japanese.
  • No reservation is necessary for personal/individual visits.
  • Those who have consumed alcohol or are intoxicated can not enter.
  • Eating is allowed only in the Plaza Café. Please do not bring food or drink into the hall.
  • No pets are allowed into the Communication Plaza.
  • There may be some cases where the Plaza Café is completely reserved.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the exhibition hall outside of the designated smoking area (located on the 3rd floor).
  • Free storage lockers (100 yen coin return type) can be found on the 1st floor to the left of the reception desk and also on the 2nd floor next to the library.
  • Diaper changing tables can be found in the 1st and 2nd floor wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
  • Please contact the reception desk if you require a wheelchair.

The Communication Plaza is Yamaha Motor’s corporate museum, but is not staffed to provide individual responses to specific inquiries by phone or at the reception desk.
These include questions concerning technical details about Yamaha models, where or how to purchase parts, current or older Yamaha models, and business negotiations.
We also do not relay such inquiries to other divisions at Yamaha.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation, and thank you for your interest in the Communication Plaza.

For group visits

When visiting the Plaza with 11 or more people, a reservation is required.
Please fill in and submit the reservation form at least one week in advance.

Access

Communication Plaza 2500 Shingai, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

By Car:

  • Tomei Expressway: 5 km from Iwata Exit, 6.5 km from Fukuroi Exit
  • Shin-Tomei Expressway: 17.5 km from Mori-Kakegawa Exit, 19 km from Hamamatsu-Hamakita Exit
  • Iwata Bypass: 2 km from Iwai Exit

From Iwata Station on the JR Tokaido Line:

  • By bus
    - Bus #25 at pole #1, get off at “Yamaha Hatsudouki” – 2 min. walk
    - Bus #27 at pole #1, get off at “Nishikaizuka Kita” – 12 min. walk
  • By taxi
    - About 10 min. ride (4.5 km)
Access Map

Floor Guide

First floor
First floor
Scond floor
Second floor
Thrid floor
Third floor
1 Symbol Zone
Representative products from Yamaha Motor history and their modern equivalents are on display here, from motorcycles, marine products and recreational vehicles to electrically power-assisted bicycles and automobile engines.
Symbol Zone
2/3/4 Product Display Space
Here, visitors can see models from the full range of Yamaha products, beginning with the motorcycles and scooters used and loved by people around the world. Also on display are boats, outboard motors, snowmobiles, ATVs, automobile engines, electrically power-assisted bicycles, electric wheelchairs, golf cars, an industrial-use unmanned helicopter, generators, industrial robots and more.
Product Display Space
5 Technology Zone
Introduced here are Yamaha technologies and how they are used across our wide range of products, primarily with the motorcycles that represent our main line of business. Themed mini-exhibitions are held regularly in this area.
Technology Zone
6 Design Zone
The designs of our products and concept models, and other Yamaha-led design activities and initiatives are introduced here along with information about the points that make them unique. Like the Technology Zone, themed mini-exhibitions are held regularly in this area.
Design Zone
7 Exhibition Space
This area is where exhibitions highlighting products and how and where they are used, etc., are held.
Exhibition Space
8 Simulators
A variety of simulators, models that visitors can sit on and video monitors can be found at various exhibit areas to offer visitors virtual experiences as they learn about our products.
Simulators
9 Hands-on Learning Corner
This space is for hands-on learning activities and other educational events for children.
Hands-on Learning Corner
10 Presentation Room
This room is for giving presentations about the history and overview of Yamaha Motor to tour groups, etc.
Presentation Room
11 Plaza Shop
At this shop located to the right of the entrance area, a large selection of items is on sale, including original Yamaha goods that will make perfect souvenirs of your visit.
Plaza Shop
12 Corporate History Zone
Introduced here are Yamaha Motor’s beginnings: learn about how the company was founded; the meaning behind the Tuning Fork Mark; Yamaha's first motorcycle; the challenge of racing that has been a part of Yamaha DNA since its founding; the spirit of the founder and first president that lives on today; the path taken to diversify and globalize, and more. In addition to the informative displays, you can view related footage in the historic film theater.
Corporate History Zone
13 Racing History Zone
This area introduces Yamaha’s history of challenge in the world of racing that began soon after the company was founded. Here you will find historic models and trophies from various racing categories, and a timeline of achievements spanning over 50 years of competition. There are also touchscreens to view commemorative publications, and race-related video footage is shown on the main screen.
Racing History Zone
14 Product History Zone
This area displays historic Yamaha models and products from the company's beginnings up to today, including motorcycles, marine products like boats and outboard motors, recreational products like ATVs, generators and other power products, and automobile engines. Visitors can also browse various kinds of digital content here. As a policy, the models in the Plaza collection are kept in running condition.
Product History Zone
15 Plaza Library
Here, visitors can view publications and historic videos produced by Yamaha Motor. In addition to printed materials about our motorcycles and marine products, an array of digital content can also be viewed with the touchscreens available.
Plaza Library
16 Plaza Café
In the café, you can enjoy local-brand soft drinks and light meals with a view of the Enshu mountains in the distance. Feel free to use it as a place to rest and enjoy conversation during your visit to the Plaza.

Hours
Open Day A 11:00–16:00
Open Day B 10:00–16:00
(Last meal orders at 14:00)
Plaza Café
Plaza Café
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