Japan Auction Dates Obon 2019

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The Japanese annual “Obon” holiday is coming up again at the end of this week.

Most Japanese businesses close for up to a week and this includes the Japanese car auctions.

The Japanese car auctions will be closed for Obon 2019 from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 18 August.

Obon is a Japanese Buddhist holiday that honors the return of the spirits of ancestors.

During this time many Japanese people return to their hometowns to visit the graves of their departed relatives.

It’s not just a somber time as spirits are welcomed with celebration and dance.

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We can source any import eligible vehicle directly from Japan at cost direct prices.

To see what’s available at auction in Japan and research past prices you can browse past and upcoming Japanese auction vehicles of any model and add yourself to our free email auction alerts trial.

Simply contact us if you need assistance with any examples you find or to ask current price ranges for models you’re interested in.

We specialise in sourcing the best Japanese cars and we take time to inspect them properly. If you want a genuine km, clean and original vehicle, we can find it for you, including at dealers across Japan.

You need to be ready and waiting for the right car though, some are not easy to find.

Then you need an agent that puts in the extra effort to thoroughly inspect it for all the usual faults and issues and provides a full set of pictures on auction day.

Rule #1: Don’t EVER buy a car unless you’ve had someone you trust check it first.

Our Past Client Inspections page is filled with examples of vehicles we have inspected for clients including classic cars in Japan. You can browse actual pictures and see the service we provide.

We only source the best vehicles with genuine kms. Read about our Genuine Mileage Promise.

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