So I'm back from my honeymoon, i got to see quite a few workshops, some nice cars, and more zeds than you can poke a stick at! and believe it or not, I'm still married! Don't worry, for all the suffering i put my wife through, she dished it back 10 fold, i think we visited every hello kitty and miffy shop in Tokyo!
So to start, YES, it wasn't all car related, we saw a lot of these:
we also went broke eating copious amounts of wagu beef:
And i have to give a shout out here, yes seeing all the car related things were awesome, and once in a life time, and we will get to that, but i must tell you what our best experience was in Japan...
We went to the samurai Museum in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It was nice, they have original samurai armour there some that dates back 800 years. we did a tour, we watched a demonstration and it was all around a good day. I then went to buy a some souvenirs at the gift shop.
In Japan everyone loves to hear where your from, what you do and what are your plans are in Japan. So i got talking to the Owner of the museum and one of his workers. I say I'm a mechanic, we are going to Nagoya for a tour of the Toyota forklift factory organised by upper management back home. Turns out the other worker was also a mechanic who worked for RE Amemiya. I show him pics of my zed, he pulls out his phone and shows me pics of his Mazda Cosmo he is restoring. Then the Museum owner shows me his old Cressida, he loves vintage cars, amazed that someone from Australia loves Japanese cars and loves how i am restoring mine. We all end up talking for about 1 hour in the gift shop.
Then the owner invites Jackie and I out to dinner. He takes us to his favourite restaurant, orders for us, we ate like kings, and when it came time to pay he said, you are my guests, its my shout. We were blown away, we couldn't believe the kindness and hospitality of him. Nicest guy ever. Turns out his life long dream was to open this museum, he is a one man show, not some government run museum, he had been buying the pieces for the last 30 years slowly, then took the plunge 10 months ago and opened the museum.
So if anyone is in Tokyo, go visit my friend Mr Koyano and say Hi!
So now the formalities are out of the way lets get to the good stuff!
Here is one for you Gav..... saw it on one of the first days:
On our first week in Tokyo we went down to the Toyota History Museum near Tokyo Bay. Toyota Mega web is there too, worth going to see, but nothing really note worthy to post picture wise:
And no George, i unfortunately couldn't buy this old girl!
She was definitely a lot worse for wear.... Much like most zeds, fresh paint on top, on closer inspection....
MUCH MUCH MORE TO COME IN PART 2 RIGHT NOW OR LIKE.... SOON.........
( Posting in parts cause knowing my luck, my computer would crash 30 seconds before i make the post if i spend 3 hours getting 80 photos ready at once in one post...)
Edited by CroS13, 09 July 2016 - 12:37 AM.