Mount Haruna!!!

Posted: October 8, 2009 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

So today we went to Mount Haruna. If your wondering what is so special about Mount Haruna, does anyone recognise this?

or this?

Maybe this is a clue:

I hope most of you know where we are from the next pic!

If you haven’t figured it out (or don’t even know) it is the road that Mount Akina off Initial D was copied from. Initial D is a famous drifting anime and manga series, with the main focus on “Takumi” drifting the Panda AE86 down this road.

The corners are pretty cool and look very close to the ones on the anime.

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This is the wharf on the lake, it looks alittle different from what I remembered so I wasn’t 100% sure when I was taking the picture.

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The mighty Honda Jazz that took us up and down the mountain. It actually handled pretty well, and much better than some of the other hire cars we had.

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I think this may have been an attempt at taking a pic of the famous hairpins from the anime!

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Rob, lined up at the start the Mount Akina start line :P.

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Definitely a place to check out if your a fan of the anime or drifting. It is a trek from Tokyo and took about 3 hours to get there from Ikebukuro.

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