<90's Golden Drift Spot Project>
This project is aiming to recreate the legendary drift locations in Japan, Its is a very popular drifting spot for drifters in the late 80's and the 90's. Although it is away from locations introduced by Inital D its remains a popular drift spot till today.
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Happogahara (八方ヶ原), everybody knows this place. From wheither you're a Initial D fan, or a drift guy. Or none of them you're just a driving or hiking guy. It's been one of the most requested course so far and we got it done (and fix the damn Initial D one)
If you're not familiar with the place, or you just heard it for the very first time, Happogahara actually is a flat national park in Yaita City, Tochigi Perfecture. It's deep in the mountains surrounded beautiful forest and different kinds of flower and plants. This place is also owned some of the best waterfalls, and best sky view in Japan.
Route 56, is the only touge that connects and go through the entire Happogahara forest, so this road is also called Happogahara. (It does not have specified name). Because it's so deep in the mountain that you don't even have phone signals, the traffic amount is really low. Therefore this touge has been taken over by drifters very fast since it built.
This touge literally contains almost if not all, every kind of course situations. From very narrow to very wide, 180 big turns, tight hairpins and blind corners, flat and steep elevations.
The environment characteristics make the touge so special that getting a lot of attentions, even it made on Initial D Forth Stage as the home course of Toudo School.
Happogahara isn't the only touge that have a tunnel through it. However it's the only one that appeared in Initial D, Takumi used blind attack inside the tunnel made it a very impressive image on Happogahara.
Look at the recreation by us:
Takumi blind attack on Happogahara recreation
The drifting actions are so intense in Happogahara because it's very hard to get notice by the police, it also seems this place is the only touge in Japan that have special relationship between the drifters and the police...til now.
We also made a video to introduce you how to drift it properly:
Let's take a look to the real life footage of Happogahara:
We tried our best to make this map great because this is our team's favorite touge of all time. Possibly the closest details and atmosphere to the actual location, which it had already approved by a lot of actual Happogahara drifters. In this pack you will get the Happogahara Drift section for FREE, we also have the entire full course available by donating minimum 5 US Dollars to us, please contact us through Facebook to get further steps and confirmations.
Here you can have a preview of the full Happogahara course:
In this map you included:
- 16 pits
- Working map
- AI lane
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