On 3 April 2010, 4Aviation went to Japan for the second time, with a group of 11 persons. The original plan was to stay in the country until 18 April, to visit the many interesting air bases in the country and take pictures there. The cloud of ash over Europe eventually resulted in a prolonged stay in the land of the rising sun.
After all had gathered at Schiphol, the first part of the tour consisted of a flight was a KLM Boeing 747 that took us to Tokyo-Narita. After arrival, on Sunday 4 April, the final participant joined the group and the rental cars were directed to head north. The first night was to be spent in Hachinohe, where the cars were parked in front of the hotel late during the evening.