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Old 08-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default My trip to Japan (pics)

So me and a buddy went to visit a friend studying at Weseda (spelling?) in Tokyo for 10 days, and i thought i'd share what I saw. First off the people we encountered were extremely polite and helpful, it was a nice suprise. We had 3 guys from an NTB type place stop for 20min, call Car-Do in Tachikawa, print and label maps for us and give us umbrellas! This trip wasn't a "go to every Subaru/car related place", these were the places we just stopped along the way. There is plenty more i would've liked to see, like another UpGarage and Signal Auto, along with a seceond Super Autobacs (think PepBoys + Autozone but cool and 4x as big).
I saw a lot more really nice legacy wagons then wrx's, and like others have stated, almost every subaru i saw had sti wheels or works, and almost all other non-subaru were rollin' on works as well.

Anways here are some of the pictures, we were not photographers by any means (as it probably shows).

First is first, this is in Shinjuku and was inspired by the Japan > **** thread of way back.


Some cars from Subaru of Tachikawa (aka Car Do)
This place is so amazing that words cannot describe it. First off the place is huge and the employees are pretty cool about tourists. It was too bad we went at night right before they were closing, but I found a few gems there... (mainly the s203 pictured below and a diffuser kit i bought). This place has probably got about 100+ used subaru's, with quite a few nice B4's. The "play area" is pretty cool to, you don't see any dealers in the US stocking so many STi parts. They even had a zero sports wrb sti spoiler for half price ~50,000 yen. I'd have got it if it was psm.



mmmm. 6pots...that's quite a lot of money sitting right on this wall.



Used WRC front bumper on display ( i believe)



Forester STi (I have more pics but they're blurry)


S203








Customer car:


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Old 08-20-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Another impreza



So when we were in Osaka, we visited Up Garage and attempted to visit Signal Auto but they were closed. I have a few pics i can post from there, but they're not that good. I was suprised though like everyone said how cheap the used parts are... i also saw a set of 18" works with brand new tires on them for 90,000 yen.
I was advised by adrive43 of the crazy car lot between upgarage and signal of wrx/evo/skylines, well here it is:

HOT!

















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Old 08-20-2007, 02:39 AM   #3
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Shot of the Dealer:


So here are a few car pics while we were in Tokyo our first couple nights. I think we ended up seeing more cars in the suburb type area then downtown.

Old Skyline?


Newer:


Hot Wagon:


NSX, blah..


why?


And here's some misc. photos. I'll try and dig up some more, but I haven't slept for like 34+hrs, gotta love rainstorm delays.

We went to a Japanese baseball game and it was seriously way cool, instead of the 7th Inning "take me out to the ball game" they all release balloons:


This little place was pretty cool, there were a bunch of video games/rides on the top of a department store in Osaka.
This little guy rode around in whatever direction you pointed it and played music. The Japanese were laughing their asses off at us.
I have a video of this, but it's pretty embarassing:


Fighting the Pachinko robots:


Seriously, do it:

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:41 AM   #4
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jealous....hope you had a good time.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:45 AM   #5
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Wow, I'm going to visit japan next year. Can't wait now haha. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:46 AM   #6
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love the first pic.
That bumper was on the car i use for my desktop-


I think we all need to go to Japan atleast once.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:48 AM   #7
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wow some great pics! im jealous
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:39 AM   #8
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Anymore pics of the asian chick in the background? lawl.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:54 AM   #9
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Dammit dude!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:00 AM   #10
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+9687 on jealousy. That old skyline is the sickness.

Glad you had a good time, ive been sort of planning a trip to japan for a very long time (lack of funding says otherwise ><).
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:05 AM   #11
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I want a job there.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:35 AM   #12
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I want a car there.





Well, actually I want several of them and I want them to magically appear in my driveway.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:40 AM   #13
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nice pics, hope you enjoyed your trip...while you were on the road you see any cars whippin it through the highways?
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:27 AM   #14
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Cool pics. That must have been amazingly fun. I hope to get there someday........
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I want a job there.
A college degree and native English speaker, no problem. There are thousands of English schools (after school schools) that are always hiring native English speakers to teach their students (typically range from junior high to high school students) to help them prepare for high school and college entrance exams.

Do a search on it. Typically one year contracts. Or do a search on the JET Program, called Japanese English Teacher program, it is a government program that typically pays pretty well. You have to be a college grad to get this job and the interview process can be lengthy.

If your serious about it at least.

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By the way, Carramrod. Glad you had a nice trip and safe return.
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teh car pr0n....
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I want a car there.





Well, actually I want several of them and I want them to magically appear in my driveway.
amen to that
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I hope you had a great trip! It seems like it was alot of fun.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:29 PM   #21
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I NEED to go to Japan. Great pics
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Nice pics dude. Glad to see that you had a lot of fun. I want to see that video too!! Haha!
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nice pics, hope you enjoyed your trip...while you were on the road you see any cars whippin it through the highways?
unfortunately not, in fact i didnt' see a lot of highways at all mainly because we were on the trains/subways, but i did see some sick large scooters with spinners and neons....hahaha they thought they were badass like they were riding a real motorcycle.
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Thats it! I'm going to Japan!





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