Drifting Lessons At Ebisu

Drifting Lessons At Ebisu

Interested in taking a drifting lesson from a pro drift driver at Ebisu circuit?

Drifting lessons are available for complete beginners who have never even sat in a drift car, all the way up to advanced drivers who want to polish their skills at a competition level.

The lessons are put on by Team Orange who is the professional drifting team based out of Ebisu circuit, and which the founder, Kumakubo Nobushige is also the owner of Ebisu circuit.

They offer two different lesson packages on offer.

Option 1 – Complete Drift Lesson Package

Just as it sounds, this lesson package is an all-inclusive package that includes everything – the drift school car rental, tires (2 sets of rear tires), full tank of fuel, helmet rental, course rental, and the lesson fee with instructions from a pro drift driver from Team Orange – the D1GP and Formula D driver – Mr. Naoto Suenaga.

This is the #1 choice for drivers who are visiting Japan and want to hire a car to go drifting at Ebisu and receive expert instruction with the best techniques for fun, safe drifting. You can literally walk in off the street and start drifting.

A helmet is provided for you, but you may bring your own. Gloves are not provided but you may bring your own too if you like.

An interpreter to translate between English and Japanese is available upon request but is subject to availability. Sometimes ‘yours truly’ is the interpreter for the day. If you require an interpreter, I’ll gladly be of service for you, (if I’m available!)

Option 2 – Private Drift Lesson (in YOUR car)

This option is for personal 1-on-1 coaching from a professional Team Orange drift driver. For this style of lesson, you need to provide your own car, tires, fuel and equipment for the lesson. The lesson fee covers instructor fees and course entry only.

This lesson is suitable for drivers of any level. If you’re just getting into drifting and have your own drift car in Japan, or if you have it stored at Ebisu circuit, you can get a fast-track to upping your game.

Your instructor will give you training at your level in order to boost your drifting skills and give you advice on how to set up your car for better drifting. e.g. suspension/alignment/tire settings, etc.

Cost & How to Book

Option 1. Complete Package (All-inclusive)

A Full Day lesson costs 120,000 yen (approx. US$1,100) per person/car. Typically, the lesson starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., with 1 hour lunch break from 12 to 1 pm.

A Half Day lesson (3 hours) costs 60,000 yen (approx. US$550) per person/car. (A Half-days lesson includes only 1 set of rear tires)

Option 2. Private Lesson (your car)

The cost of a private drifting lesson costs 50,000 yen (approx. US$470) for a full day (4-hours of tuition + 3 hours free drifting), per person/car. 

To book your Team Orange drifting lesson, visit their official drift lesson website http://www.driftschool-jp.com/e/driftlesson.html or inquire about lesson bookings through the Powervehicles website.

Alternatively, I can book lessons for you also. My booking fee is 7,500 yen (approx US$67) and is a separate fee from the Team Orange lesson fee. *Note, my booking fee is only required after I can secure a date for your lesson. See below about lesson availability.

Please use my Contact Me page to inquire and begin the booking process. 

Lesson Availability

Team Orange Drifting lessons are subject to availability, as they have a very busy schedule year-round.

It’s almost impossible to book a lesson in the week leading up to the tri-annual Ebisu Drift Matsuri events, D1GP events and Formula D Japan events. Also, the snow season is from mid-December to late March, so it’s not recommended to try booking a lesson during this period.

Please inquire about your hopeful date or ask any questions if you’re unsure.

– Disco Stu

43 Replies to “Drifting Lessons At Ebisu”

  1. Hey, I will be travelling to japan on the 3/7 to the 11/7 and will be staying in Tokyo for a few nights. Partner is very interested in the private drift lesson

    Can u please give me more info on this

    Thanks paige

    1. I am coming to japan on the 15/9 and will be staying there for the next two weeks.
      I am interested in a private drift lesson.can you give me some details on how i can manage that?
      Best regards.

      1. Hi Saar, sorry for not contacting you earlier. I had to make a trip back to Australia for some family matters. Please get in touch next time you come to Japan. Stu

  2. My son is intereesy in a half day lesson. Is june 10, 2018 available? We are traveling from hawaii and that the only free day from his tour.

  3. We are traveling to japan on June 30- July 8. We are interested in lessons. What do you have open? Possible four adults.

  4. Hi, I am looking to travel to Japan in April 2019 and treat my boyfriend to the complete drift lesson package. Please can you advise the earliest I can book for April 2019 as I will need to book flights soon. Also please can you advise how much a half day and full day would cost in UK Pounds? Many thanks

    1. What a nice girlfriend you are! Unfortunately, it’s a little early to make a booking for April next year. Please get in touch again around February next year.

  5. Hi,
    I am interested in a lesson early next year. I tried to email the school but was told it was not a real address?
    Are you able to help at all?
    Thanks, Beth

  6. Hi, I am planning to go to Japan in April/May 2019 , when is the earliest possible date for booking a lesson?
    Do they have a package if I wanted to attend more than one day?

    Thanks, Taro

  7. Hello ,

    I plan to visit Japan the end of this month to beginning of next month, do you have any classes available? Thanks!

  8. Hi, i am looking to come to japan later this year, and really wanting to come to ebisu, I was wondering if a 19 could have a day or a couple days lessons there??

    1. Hi Liam,

      Yep, a 19 year old, or even a 9 y.o. can come and drive at Ebisu circuit. A driver’s licence is not required to drive here. I’ll send you an email and we can discuss lessons a bit further! Stu

  9. I will be in Japan for work from Feb 23rd until March 30 I would like to attend a half day lesson but it must be on the weekend. I will be staying in Utsunomya.

  10. Hi Disco Stu, Just wondering about booking a full day drift lesson through you. Im looking at 7th and 8th of may this year. I am from New Zealand and trying to book via drift academy but since you dwell in Japan and can interpret as well so you sir is the best way to go

    1. Hi Rolando. Are you talking about the end of the year – Dec 2019 to Jan 2020? That’s a fair ways off from now and it’s in winter so I can’t really give you a certain answer. The snow falls here from late December to early April and if there is snow on the track, then they can’t do lessons. Sorry, maybe get in touch a bit later in the year? Stu

  11. Hi!
    My partner and I are travelling to Japan in June 2019 and I am looking to book him in a complete drift lesson. Can you give me a bit of info about what’s included, what I need to provide, and how to book?

  12. Hi, I’m interested in a half day drift lesson March 9th or 18th, could you send on some details please and also do the instructors speak English or is a translator included or extra? Thanks!

    1. G’Day Keith. I just sent you an email with info. Suenaga san’s English is pretty good so an interpreter usually isn’t necessary, but sometimes they get one to help with the lesson anyway (e.g. if there are two students taking the lesson, etc.) and it isn’t any extra cost. Disco

  13. Hi Stu ,
    Would I be able to book in July ? Also are there any requirements that I would need to know about before?
    Thank You!

  14. Hi there, me and my girlfriend are planning a trip to japan, and already told her i cant skip Ebisu. is there a package deal or can we arrange a multiple day(2,3 even maby 4 ?) session for between 5 and 25 of august. and is there a beginners/medium/pro class ? or will that be judged by the instructor.

    1. Hi Jeffrey, thanks for the inquiry. A multi-day session may be possible. I’ll do my best to get you in. The lessons are tailored to fit your level so you’ll learn the skills you need to learn. I’ll send over an email and we can continue the chats there. Cheers, Disco Stu

  15. Hi Stu
    Me and my girlfriend are interested in a halfday lesson, we both want to learn drift 🙂
    from 2nd May to 9th May would be possible.
    Please send me an E-Mail with more informations 🙂
    Thank you

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