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Pointer to Expo shuttle train at Nagoya Station.
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9:01 am: Arrived JR Banpaku Yakusa Station from Nagoya
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9:22 am: Que to board the Linimo tram
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9:25 am: On the Linimo tram to the Expo site
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9:27 am: Arrived North Gate (view from Linimo tram)
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9:37 am: North Gate bottleneck for security check. Passed through by 9:45 am. Hardly a thorough check of your bags which also go through a metal detector machine. No bottled liquids allowed.
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In front of the Nagoya pavilion at Aichi Expo.
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Line to board the gondola at the North Station. Better to board at the South Station which is much less crowded.
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Long line at the Hitachi Group Pavilion.
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Waiting time: 110 minutes
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Line to receive reservation tickets to enter Toyota Pavilion. This is where you line up to obtain a reservation ticket (seiri-ken) to enter the Toyota Pavilion.This is where you line up to obtain a reservation ticket (seiri-ken) to enter the Toyota Pavilion. You have to line up a few hours before they start distributing the tickets because the number of available tickets is limited. Once there are enough people standing in line, they refuse any more people to que up. When the time comes to give out the tickets, the line advances quickly and soon disappears.
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Line to receive reservation tickets to enter Toyota Pavilion
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Line to receive reservation tickets to enter Toyota Pavilion
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Gondola for Seto site. Besides the main Nagakute site, there's another smaller site at Seto accessible by gondola. I didn't think it was worth the wait to go to the smaller site.
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Crowds at corporate pavilions.
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Line to receive reservation tickets to enter Global House (mammoth display).
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Line to receive reservation tickets to enter Global House (mammoth display).
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Global Loop elevated walkway. An elevated boardwalk called the Global Loop loops around the main part of the Nagakute site.
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Global Loop
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Global Loop and gondola
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Gondola over the Expo Plaza
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Global House (mammoth display) in the distance. The road on the right is where you stand in line to obtain reservation tickets to enter the Global House.
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Battery-driven Global Tram (500 yen per ride). Transportation on the Global Loop.
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Bicycle taxi
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School girls on a school trip at Aichi Expo
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Wooden corridor near North gate.
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Aichi Expo attendant
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Talking robot
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Official expo mascots, Kiccoro (smaller one) and Morizo
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Expo mascot goods
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Rest stop
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Trash cans for every kind of trash, emphasizing recycling.
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National flags
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UN Pavilion
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US Pavilion
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US Pavilion Featuring Ben Franklin.
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US Pavilion security check.
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US Pavilion Ben Franklin movie.
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US Pavilion display, Mars explorer replica.
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US Pavilion display about flight.
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US Pavilion attendant on a Segway.
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Posing outside the US Pavilion.
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Canada
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Mexico
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Spain (nice facade)1 comments
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Italy
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Italy (chocolate covered car)
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Waiting times (Germany is popular with 2-hour waiting time).
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Turkey
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Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland)
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Nordic
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Switzerland (Kanji character for "mountain.")
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Austria
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Czech Republic, another nice facade of wooden sticks.
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Czech Republic
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Russian Federation
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UK
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UK, a garden entrance path.
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Poland
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Poland (basket-like facade)
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Poland
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Poland
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India
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Malaysia
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Malaysian dancers on outdoor mini stage.
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Malaysian dancer
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Malaysian dancer
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Vietnam Pavilion
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Vietnam
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Cambodia
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Cambodia, stone carving for sale.
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South Pacific Islands
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South Pacific Islander
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South Pacific Islands
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Indonesia
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The Philippines (left) and Laos (right)
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Laos
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The Philippines
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The Philippines, very nice aroma inside the pavilion.
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Australia
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Australia
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Singapore
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Global Common 6, an enclave of international pavilions.
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Restaurant serving imitation (but edible) locomoco. Locomoco is a popular dish from Hawaii with rice topped with a hamburger patty covered with sunny-side up egg.
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Now for some Japanese pavilions. This is the Japan Pavilion Nagakute.
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Japan Pavilion Nagakute. This line represents a wait of about 140 min.
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Japan Pavilion and Nagoya City Pavilion Earth Tower
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Nagoya City Pavilion Earth Tower. The pavilion features a giant kaleidoscope on the ceiling and wall.
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Aichi Pavilion Nagakute (Highly recommended). The indoor show features a high-flying, acrobatic act.
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Toyota Pavilion, the expo's most popular pavilion.
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Hitachi Group Pavilion
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Gas Pavilion on left and Mountain of Dreams on right.
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Mitsui-Toshiba Pavilion attendant at Aichi Expo.
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Global House at Aichi Expo.
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Global House
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Chubu Community, a joint pavilion featuring central prefectures of Gifu, Shiga, Toyama, Shizuoka, etc.
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Chubu Community (Shiga Pref.)
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Night show at the Koi Pond. Snow monkey and swan.
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The one-day Classic Car Festival is held by the Toyota Automobile Museum (トヨタ博物館) in the city of Nagakute near Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. It's held in Nagakute in spring and in Tokyo in autumn.Chevy Bel Air Wagon, 1957. Friendly drivers wave to spectators.
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In Nagakute, they first had this classic car parade along normal streets. About 150 cars started and ended at the Aichi Expo 2005 park. They drove from 9 am to 11 am.1960 Corvette C1. The first-generation Vette.
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The festival was not only about Toyota. They also had classic cars from different makers, even Nissan. 1962 Toyopet Crown
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The classic car parade was not a continuous parade. They came in separate groups mixed in with regular traffic. 1964 Prince Gloria Super6
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All the cars were numbered and they passed out brochures listing the cars by number so we could identify them including their owners. 1964 Honda S600
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The classic car parade wasn't that crowded. The parade route was quite long. This is near Geidai-dori Station which is near the Toyota Automobile Museum. 1964 Lotus Elan 26R
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1960 Messerschmitt KR200
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1965 Prince Skyline 2000GT-B
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1965 Porsche 912
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1966 Toyota Sports 800
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1967 Toyopet (Toyota) Corona Hardtop 1500S
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Three-wheeler, Mazda T2000 from 1967.
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1969 Citroen DS21
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1969 Corvette C3 427
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This is a three-wheeler, Daihatsu Midget from 1970.
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1971 Honda Z360 GT
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1972 Nissan (Datsun) Fairlady 240ZG
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1973 Datsun Sunny Excellent GX
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1973 Dino 246GT
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This is the Aichi Expo 2005 park where the classic cars that paraded in the morning were displayed. Free shuttle buses from the Toyota Automobile Museum were provided to the park.
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We could talk to the car owners, see the interior, under the hood, etc.
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1928 Ford Model A
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Mazda Cosmo
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Maroon 1967 Mustang.
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Toyota Automobile Museum has a world-class collection of classic cars, not just Toyota. A huge complex of cars. More like an art museum of automobile sculpture. The cars are beautiful works of art.From JR Nagoya Station, it takes about 45 min. to the museum by subway and train. First take the Higashiyama subway line to Fujigaoka. Then transfer to the Linomo Line. Get off at Geidai-dori Station. Museum is a short walk away.
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Entrance to the Toyota Automobile Museum.
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The museum's first exhibition room is full of the earliest cars, including this Japanese rickshaw from the late 19th century.
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The world's first automobile. Benz Patent Motor Car (replica) from 1886 by the company that would become Mercedes-Benz.
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Very early classic car collection.
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Oldsmobile, 1902.
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Cadillac Model Thirty, 1912. No hand crank to start the car was a revolutionary feature.
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Duesenberg Model J, 1929. Beautifully restored.
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Duesenberg Model J, 1929.
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Duesenberg's side mirrors are strapped onto the spare tire.
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Gangster car (wish it were black) you see in the movies.
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Toyoda Model AA replica, Toyota's first passenger car from 1936.
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Rolls Royce
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Mercedes-Benz 500K from 1935.
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Mercedes-Benz 500K from 1935.
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Packard Twelve "Roosevelt's Car" (FDR) from 1939.
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Packard Twelve "Roosevelt's Car" (FDR) from 1939.
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Packard Twelve "Roosevelt's Car" (FDR) from 1939.
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Hood ornament on Packard Twelve "Roosevelt's Car" (FDR) from 1939.
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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe from 1955, one of the most beautiful cars ever designed. Photos don't do it justice. Expect a selling price of 7 figures in dollars.
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Thunderbird
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Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1959. Super huge car with tail fins. Bigger than a battleship. Those were the days.
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Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1959.
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Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1959.
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Fins on Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1959.
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Toyota Land Cruiser
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Valiant
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Ford Mustang, 1964.
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1964 Ford Mustang
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240Z (Nissan Fairlady Z), 1970.
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1970 Toyota Celica
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1979 Ferrari BB512 Berlinetta Boxer
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Corvair
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1975 Honda Civic
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Lexus LFA from 2009. Toyota's first super car. Only 500 were sold.
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Toyota i-REAL, Wheelchair
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Annex building connected by an overpass.
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Inside Annex building
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Toyota 2000GT from 1967. The museum is celebrating this car's 50th anniversary. So they have a few of these on display in 2017.Made famous by James Bond in "You Only Live Twice." But the film featured a custom-made convertible instead (only two convertibles were made, both for the film). Design was inspired by the Jaguar.
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DeLorean, 1982.
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Old fire truck
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Fire engine
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Classic Japanese household appliances from the 1950s-1960s.
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Japanese household appliances from the 1950s-1960s.
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Motorized bicycle
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Classic cameras too.
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Classic cameras
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Daihatsu Midget Model MP5, 1963. Love these three-wheelers.
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Lee Rider blue jeans
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Classic record albums
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Kyu Sakamoto record for Sukiyaki
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Classic tin toys
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Museum gift shop
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License plates around the world.
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Hawaii License plate
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Japanese License platesThe museum's website has a list of cars they display: http://www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/english/
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