Car spotting in Japan
Earlier this year, while on our honeymoon in Japan, Lucy and I decided to do a spot of car spotting.
It was quite a strange experience from a Japanese car lovers perspective, here we were in the country where all our favourite cars originated, and for the most part, over here they were just cars. Something you use on a daily basis to get to and from your place of work, to go on day trips, and visit family or friends.
They do however have a vibrant modified car scene in Japan, and while many of these cars are just used as a daily, they have been modified in some way.
Frustratingly, after we returned to the UK we found out that while we had been there a car meet had taken place at Odaiba parking area, it would have been awesome to have been able to go but still, we saw some amazing cars on our travels.
One evening we took a trip down to Super Autobacs (as you do) and here are a few of the stunning cars we saw.
This G Wagon was super pimp!
Americana seems to be a big thing over in Japan too as you can see above This low riding Chevvy pickup looked badass and below are a couple of examples we found while wandering the streets of Harajuku.
This convertible seemed to be getting a lot of attention from more than just us.
Seeing this group of Lambo’s as they rolled through Shibuya was a sight to behold.
You wouldn’t normally expect to see many cars up a mountain, especially not a volcano but at Mt. Hakone there were.
While walking to Up Garage in Kyoto we spotted this FD3S Mazda RX-7
and this R34 GTT Skyline but we had to be quick with the camera to get the shot!
This 350Z was parked in a parking area just around the corner from Up Garage
Sadly there weren’t many cars in the car park when we got to UG but what were there were pretty cool.
Pink Crown anyone??
Not sure what the nose is on this Swift but it looked interesting!
Finally, we decided to buy some souvenirs from Super Autobacs on our return to Tokyo before our flight home and while we were there we found these beauties sitting in the parking area.
There were so many more stunning cars that we saw on our travels but just weren’t fast enough to get a picture, all you see above are the ones that stood still long enough. It was an absolute dream come true to be able to see the kind of things they do to modify their cars in this part of the world and I hope to see more again in the future.