Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby vuurvogel » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:40 pm

Personally I loved Jupiter. Yes it gave me bruises but I loved the lay-out. Really surprising

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby chrisdanger » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:37 pm

Awesome TR indeed...I hope I can eventually come on a trip with you guys...Japan would be the one i'd like to experience myself!!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby comet » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:18 am

Thanks for the trip report. It really brings back some memories from this awesome trip. The whole experience was incredible and I hope I will soon be able to do another TPR International trip.

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Postby Divv3k » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:24 pm

Our second park of the day was Wonder Rakutenchi, a park high up on the side of a hill much like Tibidabo in Spain. Also like Tibidabo Wonder Rakutenchi gives some real breathtaking views of the town below.

The park itself has one smallish coaster which uses the terrain a little but really the park is more about charm and quirkiness which it certainly has in places. It also has an awesome unique attraction in the form of duck racing. If you're not sure of how such a concept might work then please by all means ask any participant of the trip to explain it to you. Well maybe don't ask Fran...

The only real issue with this park is that since all the signs were in Japanese one of our group was unable to decipher the sign that told him to secure all loose articles while riding...
Park number two for today – Wonder Rakutenchi!
Even the Japanese parks get excited about a TPR visit!
The bathroom windows are well placed at this park.
To get to the park at Rakutenchi you are required to pile into the cute funicular railway.
Erik describes to the poor girl his vision of the perfect cone.
Hill top rollercoaster! Nice!
TPDave totally loving being MBF on Jet Coaster today.
Has Larry been here already? Holes in the floor would suggest yes.
Larry Shotgun Fail POV.
Everyone’s loving some Grape Mountain Dew!
Gobble gobble.
The Meerkat motto is 'Be Prepared!'
I’d seen pictures of these things before but was still amazed by the randomness of them when I finally saw them in action. TPDave is clearly enjoying himself more than you’d expect.
I’m guessing that’s Japanese for “Chico and the Poachers”
Ghetto shooting dark rides are all the rage in Japan!
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Don’t pretend you don’t like it, Steve!
Now this ride is very interesting. Notice that the vehicles don’t have much in the way of "sides". Also note that the people who rode this ride today were mostly seasoned amusement riders who are well versed in the practice of “Securing all valuables”.
So how did it come to be that this poor staff member had to walk all the way around the track of the ride?
What’s that? That can’t be a wallet, can it? Surely not, and if it is surely it won’t belong a TPR member. Certainly it will not belong to a TPR moderator at least. TPFail.
Bridge POV!
Watch it, you!
Another peak at the Jet Coaster. Such a nice setting for a ride!
Ah, now this what this park is famous for on TPR – gambling on duck racing!
Is it exploitative and immoral? Maybe. But do we love the concept anyway? Kinda!
Well done guys, you backed the right ducks!
At the high up temple area Scottish Steve is praying that Larry's umbrella is safe.
TPDave pays homage to the wallet gods.
The park has one of the best views from any park anywhere!
Look mum, I’m up a hill, in Japan!
TPDave probably looking for the iPhone he lost on the funicular railway.
Yeah, nice view!
Wonder Rakutenchi bends the Giant Wheel law in Japan by having this two-for-the-price-of-one effort.
It’s a long way down!
Some Japanese family asked if their kid could have his photo taken with me. 1000 Yen later and we had a deal.

The family were clearly TPR readers.
Scottish Steve points out his handiwork.
Wonder Rakutenchi was quite the quirky park. The only other place I can compare to it is Tibidabo, even then it really is quite unique.
A few of the guys fancied trying out this place in the train station. Not me.
Another train ride, another Sleepy Scottish Steve!
Larry got back to his room to find this ransom note. He had clearly got himself involved in some really serious shit!
Tonight’s dinner – two kegs of beers! Yay!
We had some food on the side too.
After dinner a few of us had a wander around a local arcade.
House of the Dead 14 is clearly no laughing matter for Erik!
By far the best game for us in the arcade was the Taiko Drum game!
Flight of the TPNavigator.
Even as there were roadworks going on at night there was a little man there making sure everyone was getting across the road okay! Or something like that.
That’s it for Hakata! Awesome, awesome place!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby Carnage » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:10 pm

Red duck FTW! =)

Wonder Rakutenchi was such a fun little park.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby SharkTums » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:10 pm

TPFail was so amazing. That poor Japanese worker going out on the narrow catwalks all for the wallet...I would have left it with Gamera.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:30 pm

It's nice to see Wonder Rakutenchi looking nice and fixed up. Back in 2007, I thought it would've made a good set for a horror movie, but but now it looks bright and cheery.

And yay for duck racing!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby beatle11 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Japan looks amazing!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby larrygator » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:25 pm

SharkTums wrote:TPFail was so amazing.

Which TPFail? Oh wait, Divv hasn't gotten to my favorite one yet.
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby PKI Jizzman » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:51 pm

Andrew can't enjoy the coasters because his legs are jammed, and then he complains about drop towers where the leg room on those rides are INCREDIBLE!

Can't believe that guy ;)
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