Continuing from my previous post about visiting Osaka, I was fortunate enough to roam around the city for a few extra days before heading back home.
Osaka itself is unique in many different ways. The food, the etiquette, and overall culture is very different to Tokyo. From the naked eye, one might think that it all looks the same. Although my primary reasons to visit Japan is automotive and business related, I always find myself intrigued by general Japanese culture more than anything. I think it’s important to dig deeper, and learn about the Japanese way of life so we can better understand and connect ourselves to a place many of us are so attracted to.
I should mention that there was a snow storm the day following Tokyo Auto Salon in Tokyo. Therefore, a lot of the staff and products at the office had delays coming back home so it looked a bit empty. However, I was lucky enough to find these three demo cars on display.
During my Osaka stay, I also visited Yura Mode. A private work shop specializing in drift cars and also the host of local drift events in Osaka called Drift Sonic
And that’s it for this Japan trip. The stay is always too short but I always come back home yearning for more. I can’t thank our friends in Japan enough for their support and hospitality. It’s always great to meet new people and see old friends again. We will be back in April for USDM JAM so stay tuned for more coverage in a few months.