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My Trip to Japan
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I love my job!

It is less than one month away from my trip to Japan. I am still working on the Titan and SUV program, while my LCV counterparts are getting our Japan work schedule set up. I found out I will be traveling to Hiroshima the 2nd week. Most likely by Shinkansen (Bullet Train). I guess I need to take my video camera as well as my still camera. Visiting Peace Memorial Park will be a must. It is the site of the atomic bomb blast at the end of WWII. I also want to visit Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shrine with the Otorii (gate) only accessible when the tide is out. See below. It is known to be one of the top 3 most beautiful sites in Japan.

Hopefully I will have my own pics, somewhat soon. I will try to update pics as I can while there. It looks like I will be traveling a good bit, so internet connections may be iffy.
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06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!185168
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#3
When do you depart for Japan??? or have you already left?
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#4
Fly out of Jackson 7:20am Friday. Arrive in Tokyo 5:00ishpm Saturday Tokyo time.
Return trip is cool. Leave Tokyo 3:30pm Saturday and arrive in Atlanta at 2:25pm Saturday. 55 minutes before I leave Tokyo. Cool
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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(09-09-2009, 07:08 PM)mdawg4x4 Wrote:  Fly out of Jackson 7:20am Friday. Arrive in Tokyo 5:00ishpm Saturday Tokyo time.
Return trip is cool. Leave Tokyo 3:30pm Saturday and arrive in Atlanta at 2:25pm Saturday. 55 minutes before I leave Tokyo. Cool

That isn't an airplane, that's a timemachine.Tongue
Have great trip!
And don't forget the camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Digital camera and video camera already packed, batteries and backup batteries charged. Ready to go. I will post in as possible.
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#7
dont forget to take shots of the cars!!!
"it does not matter who started the thread, at the end of the day i will be it's last poster...."
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#8
Well, mdawg is on his way to Japan!! Hope you can check in from time to time! Take care and have a FUN trip!!
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(09-11-2009, 02:49 AM)carphreak Wrote:  dont forget to take shots of the cars!!!
and the traffic on the left side..165
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We do not get to drive over here. Train, bus, taxi, and foot. Got here a little after 9:00pm Japan time. View from room stinks. All I can see is themotell lower level roof top and the backside of a wall that sticks up above the roof. I do have wired internet hook up right here in the room. so that is good.


Later!
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#11
that dose stink... but toyoko is like that.... infact most of the cities are like that... i remeber playing in the street when i was living there (as a kid) cause there was no front or back yard... In fact for a good year i didn't see any grass....
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#12
I hope you' well there. Hah now you are who is on the easternmost.(nice word)
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#13
I made a quick trip into Machida just to mess around this morning.

The main street out of the train station:
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Typical Cars:
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06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#14
That looks Soooooo cool! So glad you get internet!!!!!!!
Looking forward to your updates! Big Grin
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#15
Great! Thanks!

Hm, guide line on the pavement for the visionless(es). Nice.
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#16
I could read one of the signs. Do you speak/read Japanese? I hope that you have the time to get lots of pictures. If it weren't for you and Balage I would not know what the rest of the world looks like. Thanks to both of you.

OkieScot
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#17
wow... those pics bring back memories.... you should take a pic of the 2 lane roads over there since here they are considered one lane.... and one way lol
2011 Camaro SS/RS
6.2L LS3, Mods: CAI Inc. CAI, Hurst Short throw shifter, Doug Thorely shorty headers, Flomaster American Thunder cat back.
2004 XE 2.4l I-4(sold)
part of The Lifted XE Club!
F.W.O West Coast Chapter

MODS: Total Chaos Long Travel Kit, Shock Hoops, Fox 2.5 coil overs w/ eitbach springs, Fiberglass Fenders, Dever progessive add a leafs, Panasonic CQ-C7303U Clarion 4 channel 400W amp pushing a set of JL audio 6.5 Compents, MA Audio 400w 2 channel amp pushing Kicker Comp 10", XM Radio, Magnaflow 2 1/4 in/out dumped before the axle. 5% tint on rear windows 35% on front windows, oval fog lights from kragen.

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#18
Nice Pics, cool little cars, post more.
WW
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(09-13-2009, 06:59 PM)Firebreed Wrote:  wow... those pics bring back memories.... you should take a pic of the 2 lane roads over there since here they are considered one lane.... and one way lol


We took a taxi down one of the one lane two way traffic roads today. Traffic was not bad, so it was not so scary. I did have a hairy experience in a taxi back in 2002, though. Taxi driver thought he was in a video game.

Anyway, rather than load alot of pics here, here is a link to my Photobucket Japan Trip page. I will keep you updated as to when I add new pics. Trip to Hiroshima the end of this week. Looks like we will go to Hokona next weekend. There is a large lake near Fuji with a train ride to the top of a nearby mountain, gondola rise, and boat ride around the lake. Hope to get many pics of the scenery and Fuji.

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z199/...an%202009/

Work has been very busy, so I haven't been able to check in thte past couple days. Got home Monday night at 9:00 and tonight at 11:45. We commuted a long way to work for these 3 weeks, so we have to make every minute count.
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06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#20
Cool thanks for sharing it!
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#21
Thanks for the pics Mdawg!
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#22
Just got back from Hiroshima a few hours ago. I got photos added to My Japan Pics. we went to Peace Memorial Park before returning to Sagami-ono today. The museum was quite shocking seeing the photos and artifacts of the destruction and survivors.

The remains of the building that was under the A-Bomb when it exploded.
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06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#23
Thanks for the pictures. Is that a wedding where the girl is in white? Who owns the cat and dog? How about pictures of the vehicles they have there that we don't have here. I am glad that you can get on the internet while you are there.

OkieScot
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(09-19-2009, 08:59 AM)OkieScot Wrote:  Thanks for the pictures. Is that a wedding where the girl is in white? Who owns the cat and dog? How about pictures of the vehicles they have there that we don't have here. I am glad that you can get on the internet while you are there.

OkieScot

Don't know them, just saw them out in the park. The Japanese don't have a lot of room to own pets. Most of them are small dogs. They pamper them more than I do my Jeep and Frontier.

I have pics of some of the vehicles, but haven't posted them yet. I'll get them and am still lookin for some of the newer, relly unique looking ones. I have seen several, but have been unable to get pics of them. Mostly while riding on the trains and taxies.
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#25
Okie,
I added pics of a few vehicles. These were at a restaurant in Hiroshima were we ate lunch. Small cars = small parking places!

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06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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