Mr. Sato is here to tell you everything you need to know about some event going on in Tokyo that supposedly has cars at it.

The Tokyo Motor Show is taking place right now, and we sent our ace reporter, Mr. Sato, out to the convention center to see what’s going on. Looking through his first batch of photos, we found…one that was of a car.

▼ And that’s assuming you’d call this Can-Am trike from Bombardier Recreational Products a “car.”

But all that time spent not looking at cars allowed Mr. Sato to cast his eyes elsewhere, and so we present the Mr. Sato Non-car Guide to the Tokyo Motor Show.

First thing first, the Tokyo Motor Show is being held at Tokyo Big Sight in the Odaiba district, which sits on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. The closest train stops are Kokusai-tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line (site of the famous “running of the otaku” during the twice-a-year Comiket anime/manga conventions) and Tokyo Big Sight Station on the Yurikamome monorail that runs along the Rainbow Bridge.

General adult admission is 2,000 yen (US$18.50), but if you show up after 4 p.m., there are also reduced-price evening tickets for just 1,000 yen.

True to its name, Big Sight is a sprawling complex. The Tokyo Motor Show is being held in the West Hall and newly opened South Hall. There’s also a display area in a recently added expansion Aomi display area just outside Tokyo Teleport Station, but there’s a free shuttle buss that takes guests there from the central show area.

If and when you get hungry, there’s an array of food trucks on the roof of the West Hall. Mr. Sato recommends the udon noodles with bulgogi-style pork.

▼ Some of the other options Mr. Sato passed up, and the crepe he didn’t

▼ The rooftop has plenty of seating and even a nice view of Tokyo Bay.

Now fueled up, it was time for Mr. Sato to take his camera lens to the show floor, but if he wasn’t taking pictures of cars, what was he taking pictures of?

The cheerful and friendly booth models, of course.

Now, as you can probably tell from the way these ladies are looking right at Mr. Sato’s camera and posing, he asked them if they’d let him take photos. While this isn’t required, it’s a gentlemanly move, and if you want to follow his example, the phrase to use is “Shashin wo totte mo ii desu ka”?

Alternatively, if you’d like to ask if you can take a commemorative photo together, the phrase to use is almost the same. All you have to do it put issho ni at the front, making it “Issho ni shashin wo totte mo ii desu ka?”

Actually, in the process of taking pair pics with the models, occasionally Mr. Sato ended up with some incidental car content in the image as well.

▼ Getting a sneak peek at Japan’s awesome new regional license plates.

▼ Only time will tell if Mr. Sato’s natural charisma will once again get him an invitation to dine with a group of automotive industry spokesmodels once the show is over

So there you have it: everything you need to know to get to the Tokyo Motor Show, plus keep yourself fed and take pictures while you’re there. As for the cars themselves, well, we’re still waiting for Mr. Sato to file that report…if he even can.

The Tokyo Motor Show tuns until November 4.

Related: Tokyo Motor Show official website
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