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tom20m
26-11-12, 11:28 AM
Before everyone asks "have you tried the search button?, google, etc?", Yes i have, and i've pretty much gone through all of them and have gotten a pretty good idea of where i would like to visit.

I just have one question for those that have been to Japan or know..

I'm intending to go to

1. Super Autobacs
2. Up Garage
3. Yashio Factory
4. Spoon
5. J's Racing

But one thing i need help with is, do i just jump into a taxi and ask them to take me to e.g. Super Autobacs, or do i need to give them an address? I've gone on the websites, but i couldn't find the addresses to the stores, so not sure what to do?

Thanks in advance, and if you can recommend any other car places to visit, please feel free to post that as well!

SLYDER
26-11-12, 11:33 AM
i think up garage have their locations on their website cos they have several different stores

(株)ヤシオ
1-14-5 Haracho, Soka, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
+81 48-941-3031 ‎ yashiofactory.co.jp

-Yashio factory, not 100% sure but just type it into google maps and it'll guess which one u wana go to.
and just tell the driver or show them the address :)

i too am going japan next year so let me know how it goes man!

aly in underland
26-11-12, 11:49 AM
I've gone on the websites, but i couldn't find the addresses to the stores, so not sure what to do?

Autobacs:
http://www.autobacs.com/store/search/search.aspx

Up Garage:
http://www.upgarage.com/shop/

Yashio Factory:
http://www.yashiofactory.co.jp/co/index.htm

Spoon:
http://www.spoon.jp/info_corporate.html

J's Racing:
http://www.jsracing.co.jp/js2/index.asp?xMODE=TUHAN

tom20m
26-11-12, 12:09 PM
OoooOOo! Thanks Heaps guys!!! i was visiting the international websites in English..no wonder haha (and im capped).

Thanks again :) really appreciate the help!!!

jo86
26-11-12, 01:07 PM
superauto bacs you can catch a train too for the Tokyo one, its a few minutes walk.

The Upgarage, the headoffice is machida for Tokyo. You have to remember all different upgarage sell different items at any one particular time as they sell used goods, and depends on what they have in stock.

Taxi's are expensive in Japan, so use public transport if you can, they very efficient and can get you almost anywhere.

rokutofu
26-11-12, 01:57 PM
Whilst in Japan last year, the easiest Super Autobacs that I visited in Tokyo was situated at Shinonome. Super Autobacs was only a 5 minute walk from the station (very close to the Wangan!). You can actually see the store from the station platform so you'll definitely know which direction to walk!

Upgarage was also easily accessible by train, but was a little harder to find the store once I got out of the station. I visited the Upgarage located at Aobadi. I believe this is now the main store/head office, as it was previously located at Machida. Bring a BIG suitcase or learn how to ship/mail things back to Australia because you will be amazed at the amount of parts they have. The store was roughly a 10min walk from the station and is located beside the highway.

Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun.

Philip Lee
26-11-12, 04:02 PM
First thing first, what city(s) are you visiting?

with 1 & 2, they are nation wide so you can find the cloest one to visit.

3 & 4 are around Tokyo.

J's Racing is at Osaka.

as stated above try to catch a train to the latest train station and catch a cab if they are too far to walk.

if you are at Tokyo, also visit Toyota Megaweb and their Historic Garage inside the shopping centre next door. Megaweb is relatively close to the Super Autobacs. only a few station (but need to change lane).

tom20m
26-11-12, 04:13 PM
Cheers guys, i feel much more confident going to these places now, and sounds like public transport is the way to go! i honestly can't stress enough how much you guys have helped. Looking forward to it now more then ever.

ruskoo
26-11-12, 05:53 PM
Whats the best way to get stuff sent back to Australia if I were to buy something from upgarage?

plAythiNG
26-11-12, 07:50 PM
Whats the best way to get stuff sent back to Australia if I were to buy something from upgarage?


in for this answer too. I can just imagine myself runningback and fourth from an Autobacs and the nearest post office!

91led
26-11-12, 08:40 PM
Assuming you're spending most of your time in Tokyo, public transport would be my first choice for getting places. For memory, it's reasonably cheap compared to Sydney and the coverage is so much better, it's not funny.

As for sending stuff back, for larger stuff (or lots of small stuff all together), see if Jesse Streeter (http://jessestreeter.com/) or Rupewrecht (http://www.jdmparts.rupewrecht.com/) can help you out. I've had stuff sent over from Japan through Jesse and it was reasonably straightforward. They may be able to EMS small or light stuff over quickly but larger items will probably come via container, which takes a lot longer but can be cheaper.

Wink
26-11-12, 11:31 PM
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As for sending stuff back, for larger stuff (or lots of small stuff all together), see if Jesse Streeter (http://jessestreeter.com/)

Jesse is located in the Kansai region, so if you are in Tokyo, you'll have to send the items to domestic post to him first. Maybe not so straightforward if you don't speak Japanese.

Philip Lee
27-11-12, 10:33 AM
EMS at post office is easy. just tell them EMS to Australia (best to write you address on a piece of paper to show them) and give them the item to weight and they will give you a payment amount. once you paid they will take care of the rest.

or alternatively most shop can arrange courier and depending on which airport you are leaving and which courier they use, they can have the stuff sent to the courier branch at the airport and you pick it up there and check in onto the plane.

also you might want to have stuff sent to your hotel. ask the hotel their policy while check in.