Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tokyo Daytripper: Aquatic Park Kawagoe 川越水上公園

Was a beautiful day last Sunday so my girlfriend and I went to Aquatic Park Kawagoe which is about 45 minutes away from where we live by train and bus. This was an unusually cheap place at only 700 yen … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kannokura Mountain

I think my girlfriend would be the first to admit she is not the most active of girls so I was most surprised when she suggested going hiking last Sunday up in Saitama. Tobu Takezawa station is about an hour away … Continue reading

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Nagashima Spa Land

It’s been a few years since I actually travelled for more than a few hours outside of Tokyo but last Wednesday morning myself, Ethan and his workmates Charlie and Simon drove over to Mie prefecture which is 5.5 hours away. I had to … Continue reading

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Our Own Private Tour Of The Stadium In Yokohama Which Hosted The 2002 World Cup Final

It’s fair to say that seeing Japan co-host the World Cup in 2002 had some bearing on my decision to want to come here to live. At the time I was on the dole so could devote more hours to … Continue reading

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Oppai Purin (Breast Pudding)

Came across this lovely pair last week in a box which unwraps to show the ‘otaku’ maid with her lovely puddings on show for one to tuck into.  

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Tokyo Olympic Museum

With my home country getting ready for the 2012 Olympics and my adopted country hoping for a chance to host the 2016 games I decided to hit the Olympic trail the other Friday and visit my second museum in two days. Following the previous … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Did I Really Choo-Choo-Choose To Go To The Railway Museum?

Now I’m no train spotter but my interest in this form of transport was slightly heightened after reading Keith Lowe’s book ‘Tunnel Vision’ last year which is about a man who is challenged to visit every station of the London Underground in … Continue reading

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