Monthly Archives: April 2014

World’s Busiest Train Station: Shinjuku

Information was released last year detailing the worlds busiest train stations and Japan pretty much monopolised the top 50 list with only five of them not in this country. It’s not until the number 24 position that a non-Japanese station appears … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Day Trips Beyond Kanagawa, Saitama & Chiba

Unlike the surrounding area’s of Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, these day trips from Tokyo are proper full-on journeys and do include a fair bit of travel but with an early start they are all very do-able within daylight hours. However, when … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival

Wisteria flowers can be seen in full bloom between the end of April and the start of May in Tokyo and the best place to see them is Kameido Tenjin Shrine which hosts a Fuji Matsuri (Wisteria Festival) with a selection of food stalls … Continue reading

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Tom Daley Goes Global – Japan

Having seen the opening episode on Thailand I have to admit I wasn’t expecting too much excitement in episode 2 in Japan. Both episodes were mildly interesting for me but I imagine they weren’t too captivating for whoever was tuning in on ITV2 … Continue reading

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Using Music Effectively In English Lessons

At a recent teachers meeting there seemed to be a fair bit of interest in how I use music in my English lessons. I have written on here before about using songs in adult English lessons which is very much a part … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kiyosumi Gardens

I’d forgotten all about these gardens until they featured in a cooking segment on the recent ‘Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure‘ BBC TV series. I do remember visiting them about eight years ago with my mate Gideon, and I did actually … Continue reading

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Cycling The Wolverine Tokyo Trail…In One Day!

The idea of this cycling venture then was to ride the route (supposedly) taken in ‘The Wolverine‘ (2013) which tends to zig-zag its way across the capital without too much respect for distance and time. For Tokyo residents the geography in … Continue reading

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