As a lover of car culture, there is a place well known in Tokyo that should always pay a visit. The Toyota Mega Web.
Basically the Toyota Mega Web is a kind of super Toyota dealership open to the public to check and test yourself new models, but also future, classic cars and competition models of the Japanese brand are displayed. Continue reading A monorail trip to Odaiba. Taking the Yurikamome.
Inside the Toyota Historical Garage there are some other ways to spend than only admire classic cars from all eras. You can also admire scale models, from 1:43 to 1:8. There many, several, thousands of them.
The are european cars, american cars and an spectacular collection of japanese models. Here is just a bunch of examples, I really just prefer that you go and visit and try to spend a couple of hours visiting and taking your time.
I specially liked this one. Trampio livery for the AE86.
Spotted this beautiful Porsche on a beautiful day in Tokyo.
We are all used to seeing the most elite Garages regarding vehicles modifications, I’m talking about the hundreds of times we have seen Spoon Sports, Tra Kyoto, Signal Auto or many others well known Garages. Today is not time for that.
Today I wanted to compile a series of photos with another feeling, a little different and classic feeling but related workshops and some other stuff with this vintage and old flavour. Like old jewellery, and old poster or sign.
This collection is based on a few locations across Japan, being main locations Tokyo and Kyoto. Also some are took in Nara and Hama-Kanaya. It’s a quite nostalgic feeling when walking through these narrow streets and find these old Garages. Many of them are no longer distributing the brands advertised on their signs, others are selling bicycles now, some aren’t open, not anymore.
But there are still many signs and ads there, old ones, leaving that classic image to every brand. Today those ads look very cool to me and that is the main reason to share this post.
Here are some shots from Tokyo, Japan. When the sun is gone the city turns into a multi-light city. Buildings, advertising screens, cars and the city itself have bright colours. I took many photos during nights, I just love Tokyo when is dark. I decided to share some of them hoping you will like this post.
All pictures are High Resolution.
Continue reading Spending nights in Tokyo
One of the things that you may remember when thinking in Japan are probably the vending machines.
Vending machines are everywhere. They’re in subway stations, parking lots, buildings, civic centers, and especially on the streets. There are hundreds of them selling all kind of stuff. Hot or cold drinks, water, coke, tea, beers …
The variety of drinks you can taste is unimaginable, but I decided to take some pictures of some drinks you can find walking cities. Also noticeable is the possibility to buy tobacco in the streets if you have special card to ID yourself.
Here is just an small sample of drinks.