It's in the books and I got myself a DJi Phantom 3 Standard. Overall it was great deal and came with an extra battery, total price including shipping was around $680 USD which is not bad at all. Overall it's going to be a huge learning curve of flights and functions. I think though this drone takes all the guess work out of flying and will certainly make photography much much easier.
In hindsight I actually started to learn about the rules in Japan when it comes to regulations and restrictions. It seems there are many areas you are not allowed to fly and I will document all this later in a future blog posting.
Now that I know where I can and can't fly it's game on!