Obon Japan Auction Dates Aug 2017

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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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Most Japanese businesses close for up to a week including the Japanese car auctions.

The Japanese car auction schedule for Obon 2017 is as follows:

Aug 10 Thursday
Hanaten OPEN
LAA Kansai OPEN
USS Tokyo OPEN
ZIP Osaka OPEN
JU Aichi OPEN
NAA Osaka OPEN

Aug 11 Friday
USS Nagoya OPEN
USS Osaka OPEN

Aug 12 Saturday
HAA Kobe OPEN
JU Gifu CLOSED
USS Okayama CLOSED

Aug 14 Monday
Honda Kansai CLOSED

Aug 15 Tuesday
USS-R Nagoya CLOSED
USS Yokohama CLOSED
TAA Kinki CLOSED

Aug 16 Wednesday
Bay Auc OPEN
USS Kobe CLOSED
CAA Chubu CLOSED
JAA Kasai CLOSED

Aug 17 Thursday
Hanaten OPEN
LAA Kansai CLOSED
USS Tokyo CLOSED
ZIP Osaka CLOSED
JU Aichi CLOSED
NAA Osaka CLOSED

Aug 18 Friday
USS Nagoya OPEN
USS Osaka OPEN

Aug 19 Saturday
HAA Kobe OPEN
JU Gifu OPEN
USS Okayama OPEN

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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.

When it does come up, 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 so you can decide what it’s worth.

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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