The Joy Pop is one of the K-Tours Osaka transport vehicles. It is surprisingly fast with its ability to weave through traffic and holding 100km/hr+ around any of the wangan bends. It made it’s debut last year when it was transformed over a few days.
Embarking on a search for upgarage and autobacs second hand stores is the perfect excuse to pack the bike and head to an area far off the tourist maps. Armed with a few a4 prints and mobile phone photos of rail stations and major intersections, a backpack of camera gear and the desire to get lost I boarded the first of three trains needed to make the journey.
Continuing on from part one at Top Secret….. I didn’t really have any idea where I was in relation to public transport, no internet in sight. This is what I planned for in Japan, getting lost somewhere far from home and hopefully making the midnight last train. I had optimistically printed out maps to two Up Garages hoping to have time to make it to at least one. Continue reading ‘Picture this… (Part 2/2)’
My maiden voyage to Japan ended only a matter of days ago, the next is already in the planning stage. Due to the huge density of the main cities (Tokyo: 5,751 persons per square kilometre compared to Sydney with a mere 345) there are so many things you can miss by not looking around one more corner. I left with the intention of deliberately getting lost, aimlessly walking in a place where I had absolutely no idea which way was north let alone where I had started from, and the plan worked well. Below are some of the gems in encountered randomly wandering.