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14 Sep 2018

Vehicles and Tech Galore! (Fall Edition 2018)

Ever had an interest in planes, trains, cars or even space? Why not come down to enjoy the various events here in Komatsu for the next 2 months?


From 4th September until 4th November

12 different events/performances or activities!!


All Events at a Glance

September
4~ 3D Studio Theater Screening “Space Elevator”
7 – 9 Komatsu Aviation Photo Exhibition
9~ Special Express Kodama 60th Anniversary, The History of the Hokuriku Bonnet Limited Express
17 JASDF Aviation Festival in Komatsu 2018
23 Komatsu BMX Flatland Tournament
30 Ride the Kiha 3 Train!
October
20 Fire Defense Festa
Cont’ Special Express Kodama 60th Anniversary, The History of the Hokuriku Bonnet Limited Express
Cont’ 3D Studio Theater Screening “Space Elevator”
November
4 Hokuriku Skyline Festival
~4 Special Express Kodama 60th Anniversary, The History of the Hokuriku Bonnet Limited Express


Event Descriptions


3D Studio Theater Screening “Space Elevator”

Date/s: 4th Sept – 31st Oct

Venue: Science Hills Komatsu

Discover the mysteries of space and the wonderful world of space travel as we explore the concepts and possibilities behind the space elevator

Komatsu Aviation Photo Exhibition

Date/s: 7th Sept – 9th Sept

Venue: Ishikawa Aviation Plaza

Displaying the highlights of previous Aviation Festivals, it allows visitors a glimpse into what the event is like.

Special Express Kodama 60th Anniversary, The History of the Hokuriku Bonnet Limited Express

Date/s: 9th Sept – 4th Nov

Venue: Doihara Bonnet Train Open Space

Running for over 50 years between 1958 till 2012, the Bonnet Train is a beloved part of the history of Japanese railroads. This photo exhibit commemorates it long history of operation

JASDF Aviation Festival in Komatsu 2018

Date/s: 17th Sept

Venue: Komatsu JASDF Air Base

This popular festival opens again this year! Enjoy the many events and exhibits, and don’t miss out on the aerobatic performances by the Blue Impulse Squadron.

Komatsu BMX Flatland Tournament

Date/s: 23rd Sept

Venue: Around Komatsu Station

Watch as BMX riders from all around Japan and even overseas compete in this intense battle of skill!

Board the KiHa 3 Train!

Date/s: 30th Sept AND 28th Oct

Venue: Around Komatsu Station

The old diesel engine KiHA 3 model is available for visitors to board on these 2 special days.

Fire Defense Festa

Date/s: 20th Oct

Venue: Aeon Mall Shin Komatsu

Watch performances by the fire defence squad, take a look at the vehicle exhibits and play around with the mini versions of them!

Hokuriku Skyline Festival

Date/s: 4th Nov

Venue: Motorcar Musuem of Japan

100 Skyline Cars will be on display at the museum’s carpark! From modern to classic, why not come down to take a look? You might recognize a famous model or two!

Stamp Rally

Visit the following places to collect a stamp! Collect 4 or more to enter the gift lottery!

Stamps are located at:

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  • Science Hills Komatsu
  • Lake Kiba Park (Medaka House)
  • Ishikawa Aviation Plaza
  • Komatsu-no-Mori (Komatsu Green Park)
  • Doihara Bonnet Train Space
  • Nakayoshi Train (Ishikawa Children Interaction Center)
  • Motorcar Museum of Japan
  • Poppo Train Museum (Within Ogoya Mine Museum)


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