I just got back from quick vacation in the Kansai area of Japan making stops in Kyoto, Osaka, and Suzuka. I snapped some randomness that I’ll be putting up on the blog, but I wanted to start with the one thing that I immediately noticed – the presence of modified Toyota Hiace vans. They were everywhere. The standard, boring, work duty variant could be seen around any corner, but the much more interesting lowered-on-fat-rubber-style family van variant was truly a unique look. This one I spotted in the picturesque parking area for Ise Jingu really summed up what the popular Hiace “tuning” style was all about.