sleeper_et

Sleeper_et's Japan Trip

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Hi All,
Just thought I would post up some pics of my stay in Japan. I lived in f*kuyama, Hiroshima for a year.
I did a bit of travelling around and got heaps of pics. Excuse my camera work, I'm not too good at it and my camera is a
bit old...

AutoSalon 06 was really enjoyable, I was on a budget so went by local train which took 13hours (seasonal ticket, only 2500yen return) and stayed in internet cafe's for 3 nights. Not the highlight of the trip but 4 days in Tokyo cost me 11000yen including food, trains, accom(if you call it that).

I will be heading back with my girlfriend next year and plan is to live there for 2 or 3 years.

Hope you enjoy the pics, if you want more let me know, I have about 3000 of them.

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This was soo cool, shit it was a tight squeeze though

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I think this cost more than I earn in a year

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A few shots from f*kuyama

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Now you find your bike in there when you are under the influence!!!!

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Tokyo AutoSalon.... if only Melbourne was this good!!!!

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I want one. The Car Park was awesome, I spent about 2 hours walking around looking at cars.

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R34's are cool, but you can't beat a tuff looking 32

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Apart from the rear wing, when I go back I am buying one!!!!

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If only I had this much money... Edited by sleeper_et

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This is what I got my brother for his birthday. It was in a small hobby shop, cost me about $250 but worth
every $. Dont see too many of these for sale anymore.

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This is why I am about 10kg's heavier than when I arrived there. Krispy Kreme has nothing!

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This is a love hotel on the way to my old work....

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Camping Store name in Onomichi

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It took me ages to work out how to use an ATM for the first time Edited by sleeper_et

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This is the set of "Yamato" the movie, in Onomichi. looks pretty real.

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A mate and I were riding to the shops when we saw this. How often do you see a 70's model car with
Convo pro's that are about 14" wide? The guy was stoked, he was holding the traffic up so we could take pics.

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Just been restored and getting towed to the owners place. Bit rare in Japan

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Good wording for a cafe. haha

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I know its not a skyline but gotta appreciate the time put into that engine bay

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It didnt say how much this car weighed but it wouldn't be much. Good looking car too...

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In summer this was the best place to be. Was about a 40 min ride from my house

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What a store. There was a store like bunnings down the road called "DIK"

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Check out the flares Edited by sleeper_et

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Nice piccies!

More though (^_^)

Pete

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yeah! really nice pics man! The owner of that black sunline GTR is an english guy name piers (hope I spelt it right), really nice guy too and an awesome car. probably one of my favourite cars at tas 06. I've met him a couple of times now in japan and he has some other kick arse cars too.

thanks for sharing, and definitely post more!

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I will try and get some more pics up soon,
Cheers

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bloody awesome!

I want to go to Japan... See the Real Auto Salon.
Not bling.

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[quote name='Owgasm' post='3322237' date='1 Sep 2007, 09:39 PM']bloody awesome!

I want to go to Japan... See the Real Auto Salon.
Not bling.[/quote]


With the dollar the way it is you should start planning it. I would recommend it to anyone, not just the cars
but the country aswell, real eye openner.
I think AutoSalon was great because there was a big variety of cars--- however I would have loved to have seen
a dyno there. I know it would be a logistical nightmare but- how good would it be to see Top Secret and some of the
big guns that we see on DVD's punch out some numbers.

Post more pics soon

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Great stuff... the variety of pics is excellent :)

Another vote for the Sunline GT-R here!

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Just a few more pics

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I would love to have a steer of one of these, I watched a DVD with Ayrton Senna testing one around Suzuka
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Just in case one of the vending machines runs out they have 10 backups

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My housemate used to reckon this is the best way to wake up in the morning...With a compliment


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This is one of the toughtest looking Evo's I saw in Japan. Must be the huge pumped out guards

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Very Cleam AE86, plus the car behind it is nice too.

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This store was packed with Jap Car Models. It had almost any car that you could think of and the price was pretty good.



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If anyone wants to check out my car, go to Projects- 10 Sec MRD ET
And Karl's 200SX is another more serious car that my brother and I built, we owned a performance shop in Victoria before I went to Japan.

I have lost a CD that has lots of my photo's, when I find it I'll put some more up

Cheers Edited by sleeper_et

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West: Do you mean you want more pics of Hanami/Sakura(Cherry Blossom) and Japanese Gardens, or dont wana see them?
Cheers

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[quote name='sleeper_et' post='3355598' date='17 Sep 2007, 09:58 PM']West: Do you mean you want more pics of Hanami/Sakura(Cherry Blossom) and Japanese Gardens, or dont wana see them?
Cheers[/quote]

MORE PLEASE :mellow:,

Japan is not all about car.

Thanks mate

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Thought I would post up some more pics. They are a bit random but....

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