Would you like to drive around the circuit in a formula 1 vehicle? “D.D.R AKIBA” offers a professional-grade racing simulator that allows you to experience it! The racing simulator in the store is an actual model used by professional drivers who use it when practicing driving circuits. Experience driving on the world's most famous circuits as fast as 300 kilometers an hour!
The store was opened by a former professional driver, Takii, whose intent was to let more people experience the excitement of motor sports. The name, “D.D.R ” was derived from his phrase, “Dare demo Racer (anyone can be a racer)”.
First is to register. After registering and receiving your license card to be used in “D.D.R ”, you can go straight to the circuit course!
Purchase the ticket from the ticket vending machine. The rates are 1,000 yen per ten minutes, with 10 minutes minimum.
After putting on racing shoes and gloves, you can get in the simulator at last! Gripping the handles while wearing the gloves will improve your focus (racing gloves and shoes are required. Customers can bring their own, too. Rentals cost 500 yen per set).
There are a total of three simulators in “D.D.R AKIBA”, sharing the same specifications except the monitors; there are two kinds of monitors, one being a normal LCD monitor and the other being a beam-projected curved screen.
The simulator is nothing like those in amusement parks or gaming arcades. While driving, the handle behaves in a unique way while becoming heavier, and the seat moves to simulate the G(Gravity) in sharp cornering in real life.
The professional shop is staffed with people who have actual experience in racing. They will give you advice, such as the difference from driving on an actual racing course. Customers may also make reservations to receive lessons from professionals.(Lesson fee:5,000yen/30min.,Driving fee:3,000yen/30min.)
The variety of cars and courses available on the simulator is in the 100’s!
You can drive on some of the world’s most famous circuits in the same car driven by your dream pro-driver, or compete with your friends. (Additional compete fee 500yen/one person)
You won’t find a store with equipment as serious and passion as intense as theirs anywhere else other than in Akiba!
- NAME：Professional-grade racing simulator shop D.D.R AKIBA
- ADDRESS：Rock Bldg. 5F, 3-11-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda city, Tokyo.
- HOURS OF OPERATION：From 12:00PM to 10:00PM