OSAKA BY FIRE

Since 2013, before my annual year-ender, I make it a practice to publish a Hellaflush feature that moved me during that year. Last year, our adventures in Daikoku PA/Tatsumi PA took the cake for being a memorable night for numerous reasons. For 2016, as I planned my trip to Osaka, Japan, I was puzzled on how to match that…

Next Stop: Japan

I have some insanely exciting news everyone, I will be accomplishing one of my life goals next month. For the first time in history, I Michael Klonoff, will be setting foot on foreign soil in none other than Japan! I have always been entranced by the car culture, food culture, and technology that comes from…

Aloha Japan Part 2 – Tourists’ Dream

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 2 – Tourists’ Dream…don’t forget to check out my other 2 posts Aloha Japan Part 1 – Offset Kings…

7 Days in Osaka | Day 4 Shopping

Spent yesterday walking around one of the shopping district of Osaka. It was a national holiday so the financial district was closed but small shops were open. I would say its very similar to Tokyo shopping but with less people, obviously. Here’s photos from today. Checked into the St. Regis Hotel which btw is a…

7 Days in Osaka | Day 3 Automesse

Day three in Osaka. I spent most of today at Automesse and checking out all 5 halls. Each hall seemed to have a dedicated theme and as you walked in you knew right away. There was a FRS/BRZ/FT86 hall, a vendor/smoking hall, VIP hall, Euro Hall, etc. Tomorrow should be a good one as I’ve…

7 Days in Osaka – Day 2 Cars & Toys

Day 1 passed by very quick cause most of the time you land in Tokyo or Osaka around 2-4pm unless you’re taking the redeye which gets to to Tokyo (Haneda Jal has a flight like this) around 8am so you can enjoy a full day. Today we had a few things on the loose itinerary.…