Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shanghai 2013 Pt IV: Empire Of The Sun Filming Locations

Once I’d booked the trip to Shanghai a couple of months back I started to take a much closer look at movies filmed in Shanghai and was quite surprised to find that very few films were actually shot in the … Continue reading

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Shanghai 2013 Pt III: Mission Impossible III Filming Locations

The third instalment in the ‘Mission: Impossible‘ film series takes place in Germany, Italy, The USA and of course China where scenes were filmed in Shanghai and Xitang. The latter is a beautiful sight in itself and one worthy of … Continue reading

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Shanghai 2013 Pt II: Eating And Sightseeing

Shanghai is said to be home to the best and most authentic xialongbao (dumplings) and the number one place to sample such a delicacy has to be Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant in the Yuyuan Bazaar area which has been around … Continue reading

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Shanghai 2013 Pt I: Meeting Up With My Mate Michael

It may be one of the shortest, easiest places to fly to from Tokyo but I had never visited Shanghai until this last weekend when I spent three nights across the pond in China’s most modern city. I don’t really … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Tokyo Raiders’ (2000)

If you were to ask me who my favourite Chinese actor is then I’d probably have to say Tony Leung. Don’t read too much into that though as its only because he has appeared in nearly all of the (very small … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Jougan-ji a.k.a. The ‘Lost In Translation’ Temple

When I first compiled the filming locations for ‘Lost In Translation‘ (2003) four years ago (and subsequently updated them in 2011) there was already much written about the Park Hyatt Hotel, Shibuya crossing and the karaoke room which Bob (Bill … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tama Dobutsukoen Zoo

Having been on my list of places to visit for about seven years I finally made it to Tama Dobutsukoen zoo last Sunday. I have to admit that I did make it to the entrance gates back in 2010 when … Continue reading

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