Inside the Nismo Omori Factory

by Michael Satterfield

Nismo’s Ōmori Factory is in Tsurumi, Yokohama, Nissan's birthplace. The car company was established in Yokohama in 1933. In 1968 the company moved its headquarters to Ginza, an upscale shopping district in central Tokyo. In 2007 Nissan broke ground on a new HQ back in Yokohama and Nismo needed to find a new home too in Tsurumi. Today it serves as home to Nismo and the Nismo Factory store, where you can walk in and purchase parts and accessories from the Nismo catalog.
It also has a state of the art shop where customers can have their cars maintained, tuned, and tested.

Walking in you immediately see an R390 GT1 Le Mans, not a shell, or a mockup, one of the actual cars that raced in Le Mans. As you walk around the display cars and racing memorabilia you start to notice things like camshafts for door handles and automotive parts incorporated into the design of the space. Of course everything is red, black, and silver, Nismo's signature colors. If you love Nissan and are in Japan the Nismo factory is worth a visit.