Aida was built in 1990 by Haime Tanaka as a private club racetrack for the wealthy. Drivers from Great Britain were invited to the official opening. All brought their historical cars in which honor many circuit turns were named. Aida has two relatively long straights - "start-finish" and Back Straight and a group of turns: Hair Pin, Revolver, Redman, Hobbs and Mike Knight. This causes rather low speed averages.
One of Aida disadvantages is its difficult to access location. In order to get to Aida from the nearest town Kobe drivers and audience have to overcome a serpentine of mountain roads. Nevertheless more then 100,000 people attended world championship races held at Aida in 1994-1995.