How to tell where a Toyota was made

How to Find Country Where Toyota Was Made

Difficulty: Very Easy
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to find the country where your Toyota was manufactured. 

While most Toyota vehicles are manufactured in Japan, Toyota has plans in other countries such as Canada and the USA. 

Follow the steps below to find out exactly where your Toyota was manufactured. 


Find your vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the driver's door.

To find out where a Toyota was made look at the sticker on the drivers door

At the bottom of the sticker, it will say: Made in the USA, Made in Japan, or Made in Canada. 

Toyota Camry Made in USA
Toyota Camry Made in USA
Toyota Corolla Made in Canada
Toyota Corolla Made in Canada
Toyota 4Runner Made in Japan

Another easy way to find out the country where Toyota was made is to look at the VIN number. 

  • Check the first character of your VIN, which is usually a letter or a number. 
    • Numbers  1, 4, or 5 indicate a car built in the United States.
    • J for Japan,
    • K for South Korea,
    • W for Germany,
    • 2 is Canada,
    • 3 is Mexico,
    • Z is Italy and the
    • United Kingdom is S.


  • Tsutsumi - Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Kokura - Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Miyata - Miyawaka, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Motomachi - Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Higashi Fuji - Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Yoshiwara - Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Cambridge - Cambridge, Ontario
  • Georgetown - Georgetown, Kentucky

Lastly, you can also find out where Toyota was made by decoding the VIN number.  

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