Despite the many setbacks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past few years, it is our pleasure to officially announce that the Concorso d`Eleganza Kyoto will return for its fourth edition on April 12th-14th, 2024. The Concorso will once again take place at Nijo Castle in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, an elegant and befitting home for what is widely regarded as the most important Concorso in Asia. We are looking forward to welcoming you as we continue our wonderous legacy of automotive excellence.

More information regarding the Concorso and its related events will be available soon. In the meantime, any and all inquiries can be addressed either by Email at or by phone at  +39 011 812 3061.

Thank you for your patience and we are excited to meet with you once again in 2024.


 "Dear Friends,

while Covid-19 is unfortunately still a major concern around the world and the event and transportation industries are still subject to severe limitations, I and the Organizing Committee of Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto are working to prepare the restart of this memorable event.

Even if some events are slowly happening again and the world itself is starting to operate as normal, we have still decided to postpone our event: the next edition of Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto will be in 2024. This has been a very difficult and bitter decision for me to make; however, we will be dedicating 2023 to the preparation and organization of a wonderful event, fully committed to satisfying your highest expectations.
Details for 2024 will be communicated on this website and our social networks as soon as they become available.

I truly hope, with all my soul, to meet you all in Kyoto soon, shaking everyone's hands, when this wonderful event will be finally able to take place again, walking toward a bright future.

Hidetomo Kimura - Founder and CEO of Concorso d'Eleganza Kyoto"

The undeniable impact that the automobile has made on the world cannot be limited to just a revolution in transportation- cars represent where the joy of motion meets the passion for innovation and design. Cars have come to be revered in the same way that the most coveted sculptures and paintings are; a work of art to marvel at as well as a vessel for advancements in engineering to be born. From this, a century old tradition of appreciating the artistic qualities of the automobile lives on today at the Concorso d`Eleganza.

As the love for automobiles is shared by many cultures around the world, so too is the tradition of scouring the land in search of the finest automobiles known to mankind. It is in this pursuit of beauty and greatness where the Concorso d`Eleganza derives its name- a competition of elegance.

Following the successes of our 2016 and 2018 editions, the Concorso d`Eleganza Kyoto has returned to Nijo Castle on April 13th & 14th, 2019 to continue its legacy as the most important Concorso in Asia.

Here in the courtyard of the breathtaking Nijo Castle, a designated World Heritage site with over 400 years of precious history usually closed to public access, rare and legendary vintage cars from collectors all over the world have gathered to display their wondrous works of automotive excellence, some of which previous winners of other well-known and prestigious concours.