YZ Circuit was opened in 1996 and in 2005 it saw some renovations. In 2008, another circuit was build next to it. The original circuit is called the West course and the new one East Course. Although the circuits are close to each other, each has their own entrance. The West course has a large parking and a grandstand while the East course has a skidpad. Due to the East course being more popular, the West course was closed on 31 March 2016.
Areal picture of 2012 (both circuits in operation)
Areal picture of 2018 (West course is full with solar panels now)
The East course has a length of 1000 meter. A 500 Yen admission fee is necessary to enter the premises but it is possible to see a part of the actions from the entrance road towards the circuit as it oversees part of the circuit.
Driving with your own car on the circuit is possible for 5000 Yen for 50 minutes, 11000 Yen for a half day or 15000 Yen for a full day. Renting the circuit for group events is also possible. And from time to time, there are special events taking place.
The location is in Gifu-ken, northeast of Nagoya city. Two of the big cities close to YZ Circuit are Toki and Kani, each approximately 30 minutes by car. As the circuit is in a rural area, accessing it by public transport is difficult.
A link to the website can be found below:
And a link to the location on Google Maps: