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Tokyo (Japanese 東京都 Tokyoto "eastern capital city") is the capital of Japan. The numerous colorful advertisements that abound in its center give the town a distinctive look at night. It hosts the first of the three races of the World Grand Prix, as well as the competition's welcome party.
Unlike the other races that take place during daytime, the Tokyo race takes place at night. The track is in the town's streets and passes on the Rainbow Bridge and also past the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It also includes a dirt section. It is also where the first three cars flame out.
- Kingpin Nobunaga
- Pinion Tanaka
- Zen Master
- Kimura Kaizo
- Kaa Reesu
- Ito San
- Tokyo Cranes
- Japanese Police Cars
- Bye Bye Kar
- Krate Rainson-Wash
- Geisha Girls
- Cartney Brakin
- Alex Vandel
- Denise Beam
- Becky Wheelin
Buildings and Attractions
Max Schnell's engine got fried at the end of the race
Rip Clutchgoneski's engine got fried in the middle of the race
Miguel Camino's engine got fried on the 2nd lap of the race
- In Toy Story 2, Al was planning to sell his Woody collection to the Konishi Toy Museum in Tokyo.
- Several brands who sponsored Piston Cup teams in Cars appear in Cars 2 on advertisements. These includes Nitroade, RPM, Easy Idle, Vitoline, Mood Springs, Clutch Aid, Tank Coat, Gasprin, an allusion to Lil' Torquey Pistons and also Dinoco. A concept art also shows Octane Gain.
- A billboard of Harryhausen's from Monsters, Inc. makes a cameo.
- An advertisement for a Lotso bear from Toy Story 3 is seen.
- An advertisement for BnL advertising "Lugnut in a cup", and that first appeared in Tokyo Mater, appears in Tokyo.
- The snow runoff on Mount Fuji looks like tire tread-marks.
- The race is inspired by the Formula 1 race through the streets of Singapore.
- The Rainbow Bridge is made up of automobile parts, including valves, rocker arms and springs.
- Two companies named after the ancient Japan warriors, the Samurais, are seen in Tokyo: a tire brand named "Samuride", seen on advertisements, and "Samairai", an airline company.
- The Tokyo National Art Center first wasn't planned to appear so prominently in Cars 2. However, while the research trip the developing team took to Tokyo, they had the building close to their hotel, which consequently attracted their attention on it. They found it interesting and decided to use it in the movie for the World Grand Prix welcome party.