Maze Sea Circuit

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Maze Sea Circuit
Location Nishikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, West Japan
Time zone JST
Coordinates 37°44′42″N 138°48′00″E / 37.745°N 138.8°E / 37.745; 138.8Coordinates: 37°44′42″N 138°48′00″E / 37.745°N 138.8°E / 37.745; 138.8
Length 2.000 km (1.243 mi)

Maze Sea Circuit (Japanese: 日本海間瀬サーキット) is a 1.243mile (2.000 km) Japanese motor racing circuit at Maze, Iwamuro-mura in the Nishikanbara District of Niigata Prefecture.[1]


The circuit was established in 1967 by Dr. Yoshikazu Fujita, a local physician. In 1970 the track was paved and redesigned into a road racing course. Between 1978 and 1987 the track was closed.

When it reopened in 1987, racing was changed to a clockwise direction. The track layout was also realigned to improve safety conditions.

In September 2008, Round 5 of the D1 Grand Prix with Nissan sporting coupés was held at the circuit.


  1. ^ "Motor Racing Japan - Nihonkai Maze Circuit". 1996. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 

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