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Old 06-29-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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I will be in Japan for a month this summer, I was wondering if anyone knew any tracks & hobby shops in or near Tokyo?
Also, what is the racing format like? Obviously the popular class is 23t and I have a few motors already. 4min or 8min qualifiers?
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Tokyo is BIG! where are you staying?
there are many tracks. I think your main problem will be how to get to the tracks because they are usually kind of far away from train stations and I don't think you will be driving over there?
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I will be in Japan for a month this summer, I was wondering if anyone knew any tracks & hobby shops in or near Tokyo?
Also, what is the racing format like? Obviously the popular class is 23t and I have a few motors already. 4min or 8min qualifiers?
Thanks in advance.
Tokyo the city? Or some other city in Tokyo prefecture? (It's like NY, NY.) There are plenty of shops that you can get to easily by taking trains and walking, but tracks are not very centrally located in cities, so it would be very difficult to lug all your equipment from the train to a track. Plus it's very hot and humid. If you have a car then that's a different story.
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you're going to Tokyo...I though Godzilla flattened that city awhile ago...
I'll send you a big long shopping list
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you're going to Tokyo...I though Godzilla flattened that city awhile ago...
Dude... havn't you heard? Japan Is The Center of the RC Racing World! and Tokyo Is their capital! Just like Texas is the center of the high school football world. You will not have any shortage of finding race tracks there! or any where in Japan!
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you're going to Tokyo...I though Godzilla flattened that city awhile ago...
I'll send you a big long shopping list
The first thing on my list is the KO low profile servo, it's only 80 bucks here. On the other hand, the TC4 is more expensive than a Hara Cyclone.
I love Japan.
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Tokyo the city? Or some other city in Tokyo prefecture? (It's like NY, NY.) There are plenty of shops that you can get to easily by taking trains and walking, but tracks are not very centrally located in cities, so it would be very difficult to lug all your equipment from the train to a track. Plus it's very hot and humid. If you have a car then that's a different story.
I will be staying in Shibuya but anywhere near or in Tokyo is fine. However, I can pack at a minimum and all I carry is a rolling pit bag, can I fit that on a train?

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I will be staying in Shibuya but anywhere near or in Tokyo is fine. However, I can pack at a minimum and all I carry is a rolling pit bag, can I fit that on a train?
Pick up an RC magazine, it will list several shops and tracks. There is an indoor track in Atsugi in Kanagawa-ken, which is about 20-30 minutes from Shinjuku. This is their site: http://www.ayu.ne.jp/user/victory/index2.htm
When are you going to be here? I might buy a cheap TA-05 or something just so I can run something while I'm here. I also (very randomly) ran into another rctech member in Tokyo. Maybe we can all meet up and run.
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Too bad theres one I went to in shinjuku area that just closed down a few months ago. Its on a building rooftop they eventually turned it into a golf driving range. As what i heard, the good tracks are outside tokyo area. Try going to Akihabara by taking the Yamanote line (green line) using JR. There are at least 3-4 major hobbyshops on that area and ask where the good tracks are. Rc champ, futaba sangyo, tam tam. Quite hard to find though. Buy any japanese rc magazinewhich you will find in streets or convinient stores and check the directory from there. Have a great trip!
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Good talking to you Marc, hopefully we'll meet up soon. (And those ladies )
Akihabara definately has the best selection of shops.
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