Anyone here on MNL going besides myself and 1 other person? (I'll let him come forward, if he wishes to do so.)
There's still time to book airplane tickets! It's Oct 29th thru Nov 8th. More info at http://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/en/
. I plan to spend 2 days there. I specifically will avoid weekends as I worry it'll be too crowded (waiting to get into cars or see them). I will also avoid Nov 3rd (national holiday per http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2062.html
I posted about it in 2011 at viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6834&p=150935
Just for kicks, I checked for flights on Kayak between LAX and TYO (all Tokyo area airports, there are two: HND and NRT) and it's possible to get a roundtrip ticket leaving Oct 29th, returning Nov 6th for $611, but it's on Air China and is rather long due it not taking a great route. I see non-stops for $829 and $856.
If you miss this show, you'll have to wait until 2017. Also, right now, the US $ is strong and Japanese Yen is weak. 1 USD = ~120 JPY.
I've been there when the exchange rates were like this. I've also been there when it was crap for us Americans: 1 USD = ~80-ish Yen.
I'll repeat what I wrote before again:
I HIGHLY recommend the show if you're a car enthusiast and/or if you like seeing Japanese booth babes.
That said, I wouldn't go only to Japan for a few days at TMS. There's a lot of other cool stuff to see in Japan.