Tokyo (東京) is the capital city of Japan and a frequently recurring location in the Asphalt series.


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Asphalt 7: Heat / Asphalt Injection

Tokyo's track layout resembles China. In Asphalt 7: Heat, racing takes place at night.

The NISMO Race Track is also featured here.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Tokyo has two race track variants:

  • Tokyo – The regular route. Races here run across the track in a counter-clockwise configuration.
  • Tokyo Reverse – The reverse route. Races here run across the track in a clockwise configuration.

On the regular version, the Start Line is located in the main urban area. On the reverse version, the Start Line is located in the shipping yard area.

Tokyo is a long track, having a length as high as 4.772 mi (7.683 km), and as such, any lapped races on Tokyo done in Quick Solo Race will always last 1 lap. Tokyo is also the first location in the game that is set at night, practically a stormy night, as proven by the Metal Effects. As it is always raining in Tokyo, many vehicles tend to skid and wreck due to the slippery roads and sidewalks, especially the latter. The overground train tracks count as a wreck zone as well. In the case of the reverse version, some of the alternate routes that would have been accessible on the non-reverse version are blocked off.

The main urban area is home to many buildings, offices, department stores, restaurants, skyscrapers, a shopping mall where ramps are located, the in-game versions of the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Skytree, the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower and the Tokyo Metro's Namboku Line which runs on elevated tracks across parts of the city.

Several featured landmarks are the Odaiba Park, which is known for the RX78 Gundam statue, the Rainbow Bridge which crosses over Tokyo Bay, and the Port of Tokyo Tunnel which crosses underneath. Due to copyright issues, the "Gundam" statue uses a generic robot stand in. Towards the side of the Port of Tokyo Tunnel is a storm drain.

Tokyo appears to have been hit by an earthquake as evidenced by the over-turned tanker trucks resting on the Rainbow Bridge, which are blocked off by a row of police cars. This is only seen on the Reverse version of the track.

On the normal version of the track, the Port of Tokyo Tunnel has an area that is blocked off by a ceiling collapse and some trapped vehicles, which re-routes the player through the storm drain instead.

Tokyo is also the location of the first Gate Drift event.

During Christmas seasons, Christmas decorations are placed all over Tokyo, one thing including the replacement of the "Let's Go!" (レッツゴー!) sign with a "Merry Christmas" sign. Others include Christmas trees, gift boxes, and snowmen scattered all over the track, as well as snowflakes replacing the normal rain. As of the Championship Update, the rain effects now replace the snowflakes while in the wet water pipe tunnel.

For the 2017 Halloween Cup that was held from October 31, Tokyo featured collections of pumpkins that were scattered all over the track.

The following vehicles have their banners depicted in Tokyo:

Fastest Vehicles By Class



Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Tokyo is the only location in the game to not appear in the Exclusive Metal Events.
  • There are no variations in time of day on this track, regardless of whether the variant is regular or reverse.
  • There is a flag banner on Tokyo Mall's main concourse which advertizes Asphalt 7: Heat. The word "Asphalt" in the center is displayed in Japanese (アスファルト: Asufaruto) and in English on both outer sides of the banner.
    • There are also flag banners which display images of The Great Wave by the legendary Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
  • In the storm drain and in the city, logos of Shark Dash, another Gameloft game, can be seen.
  • Following the glitch that removed all traffic from London during the Championship Update, Tokyo was the only track in the game that had traffic on the left side of the road. Traffic is now re-enabled in London as of the Fifth Anniversary Update, provided the track is played when online.
  • Tokyo and London are the only two tracks to feature rainy weather, albeit only on high-end devices with ultra-high graphics.
  • Tokyo and Area 51 are currently the only tracks in the game where racing takes place at night.
    • Races being set in Tokyo at night may be an homage to the underground racing scene that hosted an assortment of illegal street races, drift races and drag races featuring heavily-tuned cars. The racing clubs and clans associated with these events would often meet up around midnight, with one of the most popular locations being the Shuto Expressway, a 70km stretch of road that traces the shoreline of Tokyo Bay. This would also go on to inspire midnight-themed racing games such as Need for Speed and the Midnight Club series.
  • Tokyo is one of four tracks that feature trains (the others being Munich, Rio and Venice), and the first track to use the trains as obstacles (followed by Munich and Rio). Tokyo has fast-moving emerald-colored trains that run on elevated tracks, which can be hazardous to players who launch their vehicles high enough over the elevated tracks. Players can also get wrecked from simply landing onto the elevated tracks themselves. The case is the same for Rio, especially on the Oceanview Derby track if players launch from the steep ramp in front of the elevated track. Munich has both fast-moving and stationary blue-colored (formerly grey-colored) trains that are encountered in the subway tunnels. They can be extremely hazardous to unsuspecting players. Venice has a stationary train that is partially blocked off behind a barrier near the U-turn intersection.
  • The Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower has a very simplified shape in-game, compared to its real-life counterpart.
  • Sometimes, if Tokyo Sprint 3 is restarted, rain will still persist in the tunnel below the parking lot.
  • Tokyo is the only urban area in the game to feature decorations all over the track during the annual Christmas Seasons. The two other tracks that feature decorations are mountainous.
  • Additionally, Tokyo is so far the only location shown to celebrate Halloween by featuring pumpkins all over the track.
  • Curiously, while a section the Port of Tokyo Tunnel has caved in due to an earthquake, the Rainbow Bridge appears mostly undamaged. This is despite the fact that both the bridge and the tunnel are just a few miles apart (in the game's scaled-down version of Tokyo Bay, at least). It is possible that the bridge is more durable than the tunnel, although the presence of police cars does highlight the city's concerns for safety.
Race Tracks in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Original Tracks NevadaIcelandTokyoFrench GuianaLondonBarcelonaAlpsVeniceAzure Coast
Time-Released Tracks The Great WallgDubaidSan Diego HarborsSector 8wTenerifetArea 51sgRio de JaneirorPatagonialnyMunich SubwaymnTransylvaniatr
g - The Great Wall Update, d - Dubai Update, s - San Diego Harbor Update, w - Winter Update, t - Tenerife Update, sg - Santa's Gift Update, r - Rio de Janeiro Update, lny - Lunar New Year 2017 Update, mn - Munich Update

tr - Transylvania Update