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#1 Kruges

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:14 AM

Hey guys im planning on doing the Spring Ebisu Matsuri this year (May 5th and 6th) and just wanted to see who else was going. This will be our first time to Japan (my gf and i) and dont really know what to expect, I live in Darwin and dont know of anyone else going over so it would be great to tag along with some fellow aussie drift fans so that were able to get a feel for it. The only thing im sure of so far is that ill be purchasing a car through Powervehicles to use, any advice would be great,

Cheers,

Sam

#2 liberate

  • Joined:14-May 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:S13+S15

Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:59 AM

I will be there along with s13wanabe.

#3 Stinkypoo

  • Joined:17-March 05

Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:42 AM

I'll be there, along with a group from Canberra (and maybe Sydney). Hopefully drifting, yet to save any money but I do already have a 180 over there bought through PowerVehicles. Andy and Emily are honest and great to deal with.

Edited by Stinkypoo, 09 January 2012 - 07:42 AM.


#4 1400R

  • Joined:04-November 02
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:markII jzx100

Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

fingers crossed cars gotta sell first though so gonna be cutting it fine unless it goes soon

#5 s13wannabe

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:s13 silva track car

Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

I did the November matsuri and will be back in may. Your best bet is to check this link out mate http://www.powervehi...aven-weeks.html explains everything you need to know.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone that's into drift. Its the best fun ive ever had in drifting and the most ive ever learnt as well, I guess that comes with the amount of track time u get too...

#6 Kruges

  • Joined:05-July 05

Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

Yea ive had a good read on powervehicles and ill definatly be going through them for a car ect... Spoke to Christian Pickering this morning and he was a great help also, it sounds like everyone has a fat time over there, Were planning on goin over about a week before the matsuri and getting some practice in. When is everyone else planning on goin over?

#7 liberate

  • Joined:14-May 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:S13+S15

Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Me and Aaron are planning to fly out of Adelaide April 21, do a week at ebisu including g1gp and matsuri. spend the following week around the place then fly back on the 5th

#8 s13wannabe

  • Joined:02-November 09
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:s13 silva track car

Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

he ment 27th and fly out on 12th

#9 Nathan Weissel

  • Joined:15-February 06
  • Location:Australia ACT

Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

I'm trying to go but It will probably be a short trip again.

#10 Crabman

  • Joined:14-October 04
  • Car:Toyota Sprinter AE86

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

Guaranteed to have a great time dude.
Everyone is heaps friendly while over there, always feels like its a good community spirit, and you'll find the regulars are very free with advice if you ask.


For anyone heading over on a budget, a cheap/reliable missile can be found here: http://www.nissansil...em&item_id=2350




#11 Red_Gem

  • Joined:18-October 04
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:gtr

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

Anyone sussed flights? I'll be there for this one but struggling to find flights under 12-1300 bux.

May be keen on that 32 aswell

#12 liberate

  • Joined:14-May 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:S13+S15

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

I've been looking at flights with Qantas for around $1033. just need to look around.

#13 antonio

  • Joined:26-September 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S14

Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:16 AM

View Postliberate, on 11 January 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

I've been looking at flights with Qantas for around $1033. just need to look around.

Paying alot there.. You have to keep an eye on Jetstar as they do Japan deals farily often and inlcuding insurance you should be able to do it all for $700-800 even including luggage space and not carry on.

Since your in SA it should be about the same price as VIC, the QLD guys have it good the flights even cheaper :(

Edited by antonioシ, 11 January 2012 - 10:17 AM.


#14 Red_Gem

  • Joined:18-October 04
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:gtr

Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

Ok I'm going to be booking flights in the next 4 weeks so if anyone see's a good deal. Please post up.

#15 Stinkypoo

  • Joined:17-March 05

Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

Yeh, i've been looking at that $1000 Qantas flight. Not bad really because I'm not a fan of Jetstar and they haven't had any deals during the period I want to go. I think it's Golden Week leading up to Matsuri, so that's why Jetstar haven't had any deals going.

#16 Bakadesu!

  • Joined:26-February 05
  • Location:Japan
  • Car:JZX100 Mark II

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

Get on a whaling ship and they'll bring you here for free.

#17 nisskid

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  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:R32 4dr, C33 & A31

Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostBakadesu!, on 11 January 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

Get on a whaling ship and they'll bring you here for free.
greenpeace boat for the first leg with a transfer in the ocean somewhere for your second leg on the whaling boat.

#18 Kruges

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Are you comming over Nisskid?

#19 TaxiDriver from Hell

  • Joined:08-September 10
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:S14

Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hi Kruges, yeh the old fellas heading over for the 1st time cant bloody wait. Looks like my car will be sorted in the next 2 weeks.
Checked those Jet Star priced & still over a grand from Sydney plus then Adelaide so I'm just doin the Qantas thing for about $1060.
Sounds too hard hanging around to try & get specials & the later u leave it the more expensive the normal ones get

#20 nisskid

  • Joined:10-May 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:R32 4dr, C33 & A31

Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

View PostKruges, on 12 January 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

Are you comming over Nisskid?
trying my hardest mate, hopefully my container gets over in time that i can sell shit off and get my $$ back.

#21 Kruges

  • Joined:05-July 05

Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

Jet Star have released flights direct out of Darwin for 399 each way! Hopefully the dates will work out... Hanging out for this!

#22 r3I

  • Joined:10-April 06
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S14A

Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:43 AM

Im going to this. Very excited. Got flights all sorted. Was around 1k return through Jetstart (booked a month ago)
My gf is coming along.... Is there anything for the ladies to do locally while the boys are out on track? (shopping etc??)

Plan is to hopefully get to Ebisu on the Friday for shake down. Departing from Toyko. Anyone doing the same? / Aussie Sake meetup?

Edited by r3I, 15 January 2012 - 11:53 AM.


#23 tsurikawa.

  • Joined:05-September 08
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:Sileighty

Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

^ Nihonmatsu (the town where the track is located) is a pretty small place. There's a few temples around the city which are nice but no big fashion or shopping areas that I noticed.

#24 Kruges

  • Joined:05-July 05

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Ill have mine in the pasenger seat haha

Edited by Kruges, 15 January 2012 - 06:29 PM.


#25 antonio

  • Joined:26-September 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S14

Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:12 PM

View Posttsurikawa., on 15 January 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:

^ Nihonmatsu (the town where the track is located) is a pretty small place. There's a few temples around the city which are nice but no big fashion or shopping areas that I noticed.

Nihonmatsu is pretty boring imo, if she wants more of a shopping place then i would go towards Koriyama, its the more popular place where people from around the area's of Fukushima head towards.

There's a VERY big Electronic shopping center there once you get off the train it goes many floors up and many floors down which is called the Yodobashi, there is also an Internet Cafe in there aswell.

I didnt get to spend any time in Koriyama during the day but at night it still has a big night life so i would say day-time would be just as good with heaps to do..

#26 r3I

  • Joined:10-April 06
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S14A

Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

Cheers Antonio.

Hopefully sorting car this week and hotel asap also. Looks like a lot are booked already

#27 Kruges

  • Joined:05-July 05

Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

Where does everyone plan on staying over Matsuri? Where is a good place to stay in Nihonmatsu???

#28 nisskid

  • Joined:10-May 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:R32 4dr, C33 & A31

Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:39 PM

View PostKruges, on 16 January 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

Where does everyone plan on staying over Matsuri? Where is a good place to stay in Nihonmatsu???
the hall, the japanese guys that stay there are real friendly.

#29 AussieJZX100

  • Joined:30-January 04
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:JZX100 Chaser

Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

shhhhhhhhhhh

#30 Kruges

  • Joined:05-July 05

Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

^^^^As in you guys are keen to keep it a secret? haha





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