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Old 2018.04.16, 01:00 AM   #1
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Visting Japan.

Hey all.

I will soon (early May) be venturing overseas to visit Japan for a week! I will be in Tokyo for 4 days and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for hobby shops or Mini-Z tracks to visit. I have a few in mind already, thanks to the awesome write up by herman.

Other general suggestions, places to eat, sights to see, places to visit, are also welcome I will be in Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 2018.04.16, 05:21 AM   #2
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Although I haven't been there since the 60's I would recommend Peace Park and the Kirin Brewery in Hiroshima.
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Old 2018.04.16, 09:08 AM   #3
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wow i am happy for you.... if you can try to get to rc super rajicon in akihabara... it is a pretty big shop with a rcp track to boot... i know that there is a track that recently opened in tokyo... i will post details of it soon... the site though is in japanese so i guess you can link it to google translate for an english translation...

i don't know if you got to see my other article on kyoto, osaka ----> click me

i was told that the biggest track is in kyoto... west mini-z link... but it was closed when i passed by...

osaka was quite a surprise! rc super rajikon has an unsuspecting shop there...biggest shop/mini-z track i've visited...

if you can rent a pocket wifi... do so... it will definitely be worth more than it's weight... and they're not particularly heavy... turn it on and stuff it in your bag... google maps are quite a help and so is a translation app...

try to get a suica or passmo card ---> click for more info... it's a prepaid loadable travel card that you use while using public transport... saves you time looking for change... plus you can make purchases in stores that process suica/passmo card payments...

food is fantastic... for fresh seafood try the tsukiji fish market, you'll have to get there early though... i hear that they will transfer this to someplace else... other places to see... asakusa, ginza, shibuya, shinjuku, ueno... so much to see and do actually...

good luck and don't forget to tell us of your travels and post them pics!!!

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Old 2018.04.17, 01:10 AM   #4
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Here's that link to the new track

Click here ---> PASSAGE
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Old 2018.04.27, 04:35 PM   #5
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Thanks all for the replies Much appreciated.

I am contemplating taking a car and radio with me to use at either the Kyosho store or at rc super rajicon, but I'm pretty nervous about taking a nice car/radio with me and possibly loosing it/having it confiscated. Has anyone ever taken a Mini-Z with them on Vacation and if so, how did it go?

The other thought was to visit either store and buy a new MA-03F and run it on their track (Leaning towards this - I think it would be a really fun experience!) This way I'd only be bringing a car one way (home) with me, and I wouldn't have to travel with one of my nice radios.

Thanks again to all who replied. I leave a week today and am super excited!
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Don't think it'll be confiscated. I've traveled with just the car and radio kt18 in my carry on with no problems. Pack things well and just remember to check in your tools and other small parts. Check with your airline if you can carry on your batteries or if they require you to check them in.

And yes you can just purchase the rtr kit over there too if you want too. The front wheel drive seems interesting but wish kyosho kept it on the asf platform. Parts are aplenty and quite reasonably priced.

Don't forget to post your pics when you get back. Any itinerary in particular?
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How was your trip?
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