On our first full day in Japan, we visited the Air Show at Hamamatsu airbase. This base houses two T-4 training squadrons, a ground training squadron with a variety of front line aircraft, the E-767 AWACS unit and, as almost every base, an Air Rescue Squadron with U-125As and UH-60Js. Besides that, there is also a large aviation museum near the base. So lots of stuff to see and do. We parked near the museum, assuming busses would bring us to air show. But there were no busses there and we walked to the eastern gate of the base. There were lots of busses to bring you to the static on the west side of the base. But we walked anyway, hoping to get a few additional numbers. Today’s show of the Japan Air Self Defence Force was very worthwhile. On the ground was a large variety of aircraft and the local units performed in the air, with a solo of the E-767, several formations, up to twelve aircraft, of T-4s, and a combined rescue display of the UH-60J and U-125. A couple of aircraft turned up from other bases and the national hero’s, the Blue Impulse, concluded the show. Almost a 100 numbers entered the books, of which were 49 T-4s. Although it was a ‘numbers only’ tour, there was plenty of time to take the occasional picture. We left via the small roads to the south of the airfield, preventing to get stuck in the 50km traffic jam on the north side! Our next stop was Cafe Hikohiyo near Lake Sanaruko, only a few kilometres from the airbase. We took the coastal road and looked for a few more Wrecks & Relics. For the second night in a row, our hotel was in Shizuoka.