The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show will open to the general public on Dec. 3. However, there are two press days, the second of which will be on Dec. 1. The show is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku and marks the show's return to the Japanese capital for the first time in 24 years.

There will be a total of 176 exhibitors and 12 countries, as well as all 14 Japanese manufacturers. In addition, there will be a total of 15 brands, 20 foreign manufacturers and 24 foreign brands, ranging from passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles to Carrozzerias.

The show is being hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA) and usually sees more concept than actual production cars introduced, which is one reason why the auto press sees the show as one of the five biggest in the world, along with those in Detroit, Geneva, Frankfurt and Paris.

Check out some photographs of the concept cars displayed by Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Honda: