Japan trip – Toyota museum
I have wanted to go to Japan for over 10 years and I guess being a pussy to commit to a trip, the rumours of it being expensive, and the whole language barrier thing had put me off making the effort to head over. This year I pulled my finger out and booked a 4 week trip over there and saw a few sights along the way; one of which was the Toyota Museum in Osaka.
I haven’t got a lot of photos from Osaka as I didn’t have my camera on me unfortunately, but I must say it is a beautiful town and I will definitely be visiting there again next time I go to Japan; hopefully in late 2015 or 2016.
Luckily enough I did have my camera on me when I was passing the Maclaren Dealership! The car was of course, the Anton Senna car. After a long day of site seeing and a rush to the train station to pick up our JR train passes before the ticket counter closed, I almost walked past this without even noticing. This was such a beautiful car, and growing up in the Era of the late Senna, it was great to be able to see firsthand the car I had watched him drive. Seeing this car up close and in person was a huge buzz for me.
Once we left Osaka we had a lot of day trips to different places before we made our way to Nagoya. Nagoya is home to two of my favourite places on my trip; Toyota Museum and Kidsheart. I have to say I really enjoyed this town not only for these two sites, but also as a whole. The Toyota museum had a mixture of all car manufacturers, not just Toyota’s so was nice to see such a range of cars. There was everything from the Toyota AA pictured first below, to Ford Model T’s and even to VW’s.
I spent about 3-4 hours at the Toyota Museum looking around and shopping and I walked out with a few books and souvenirs. I would recommend this stop off to any car fan, and not just Toyota fan’s due to the variety of cars on display. There was a lot to see and do and I enjoyed it a lot.
Apologies for such a large amount of pictures, but there were so many great cars I thought it would be worth uploading for you to see so I hope you enjoy.