Earlier this month, we stretched the meaning of island hopping a little bit and hopped from Hawaii over to Japan!  My Instagram (@yaeantho) has been a sneak peak of our travel diaries, but below is Part 3 – Automotive Heaven…don’t forget to check out my other 2 posts Aloha Japan Part 1 – Offset Kings Japan 2014 and Part 2 – Tourists’ Dream!

Our friends Taryn and Pedey from Speedhunters just posted Secrets Of The Japanese Car Scene…so I’m going to borrow some words from their introduction “Japan can seem like a magical, make-believe dream world, filled with all the automotive gems and treasures that your wildest dreams might conjure up for you if you’re lucky.  Dreams filled with…scenes out of the Tokyo Drift and Wangan Midnight movies. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s exactly what Japan’s car culture is like. If you know where in Japan to find it, that is…”  To contrast their exclusive insider view, my post will cover some of the more accessible aspects of this Automotive Heaven!

WARNING…100+ photos, but but split into 4 chapters…so don’t forget to slow down for some sporadic words and click the link at the bottom for the continued post! 😉

Chapter 2…we did our fair share of shopping throughout our trip, but these 3 shops definitely fit the theme of this post.  Wifey found this little gem of a shop which greeted us with a Square Tail Light BMW 2002 turbo and a Bimota DB1.  So much awesomeness here at Le Garage in Roppongi.

Although we didn’t make it out to Up Garage with the rest of the crew, we do did some JDM window shopping at the “exciting car-life city” Super Autobacs in Odaiba.

After experiencing the worst taxi ride ever, we eventually made it to our last shopping stop at Mooneyes Area 1 in Yokohama.  We quickly scarfed down a snack at Moon Cafe so we could enjoy the rest of Mooneyes Area 1, with so much automotive history to see inside and out.

 Chapter 1 > Chapter 2 > CHAPTER 3 HERE! > Chapter 4