Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring: Festival Playlist, reward cars, Photo Challenge, Treasure Hunt

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Spring has sprung in Forza Horizon 5 and it’s the last season of the Japanese Automotive series. With a new Photo Challenge, a Treasure Hunt to complete, and seven legendary Japanese cars to collect, there’s plenty to see and do in the Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Festival playlist.

What does this week's Festival Playlist have in store for FH5 players? Let's find out.


Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring

The Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring season starts on 23 February at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET. You then have seven days to win every reward car before the season ends on 2 March at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET.

Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Festival Playlist

The Horizon Wilds Takeover series will then begin on the same day with reward cars and Festival Playlist challenges honouring Ken Block.

Reward cars

In terms of Season Progress cars, the Japanese Automotive concludes with the classic Toyota Sports 800 ’65 (20 points) and Nissan Sentra Nismo ’18 sports cars.

Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Festival Playlist

Five more legendary Japanese cars can be won in the Spring Festival Playlist challenges.

Completing The Trial unlocks the Honda NSX-R GT ’05 while the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec '97 can be yours for conquering the Playground Games Survival event.

Other cars up for grabs are the Subaru Impreza WRX STI ’08 and Mazda MX-5 ’16 for completing the Seasonal Challenges. Because you can’t have a Japanese car-themed playlist without the Mazda MX-5, Japan’s quintessential sports car.

There’s also a bonus reward car to be won in this week’s Horizon Open Challenge: completing a Horizon Open Drift Event in any Japanese vehicle gives you the Nissan Silvia K's AERO ’98 rear-wheel drive sports car.

Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Festival Playlist

You can also win four Super Wheelspins in the main Festival Playlist along with a Driftacular Forza Link.

There are no Hot Wheels challenge reward cars this week, though you can still win an extra Super Wheelspin and a Hot Wheels Suit for your player avatar.

Don’t forget this is your last chance to earn enough points to win the Series reward cars. Earn 80 points to win the Nissan GT-R '20 and 160 points to add the Subaru Impreza 22B STi ’98 to your collection.

Photo Challenge: #SecretHondaWay

The final Japanese Automotive Photo Challenge requires you to photograph any Honda or Acura next to the stone lanterns in the secret cave near Ek' Balam. Your reward is the Too soon, Junior Forza Link.

Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Photo Challenge Ek' Balam

Treasure Hunt: Supraman

There’s also a Treasure Hunt to complete this week. The Supraman Treasure Hunt gives you the following clue to solve: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's supraman!”

Forza Horizon 5 Supraman Treasure Hunt

Solve the clue and find the hidden treasure chest on the map to rack up an easy 100 points.

Forzathon Daily Challenges

Day Name Location
1Tokyo DriftEarn 5 Stars at Drift Zones in any Japanese vehicle
2Cruise BoulevardMaintain a speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) for 10 seconds in the 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
3Gas Gas GasEarn an Ultimate Speed Skill in The Eliminator
4One-winged AngelComplete the 'On a Wing and a Prayer' Showcase Event
5To Infinity!Earn 3 Stars on any Danger Sign in an Infiniti vehicle
6Like a Drag-onWin a Drag Race
7Championship WhiteOften imitated but rarely matched, capture the iconic JDM styling by raking a photo of the 1997 Honda Civic Type R'.

Forzathon Weekly Challenge: Civic Duty

Chapter Name Challenge
1EK9Own and drive the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
2Racing SpecWin 2 Road Circuit Events in the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
3You're a NaturalEarn a Hard Charger Skill in the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
4Photo ShootPhotograph the 1998 Toyota Supra RZ.

Expansion 2 reveal

After months of silence, the wait for Forza Horizon 5’s second expansion is nearly over. All will be revealed later today when Playground Games reveals Forza Horizon 5 Expansion 2 in February’s Forza Monthly show at 5pm GMT/ 9am PT.


You can watch the show on the official Forza YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ll have all the details for you straight after the show.