Monthly Archives: January 2016

London Filming Locations: Quantum Of Solace (2008)

It was always going to be a tough job following up ‘Casino Royale‘ (2006); the hugely successful reboot of the 007 franchise, but personally I don’t think ‘Quantum Of Solace‘ is as bad as many critics say. Sure, it’s not without … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt VI: A Day In Kure City

The good thing about spending so long in Hiroshima on our latest visit was that there was plenty of time to do things at a leisurely pace whilst fitting them in with the more traditional New Years customs. We had … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt V: A Walking Tour Plus Other Various Bits And Pieces

When my sister and her family visited visited Hiroshima last year she picked up an  alternative sights pamphlet and passed it on to me when they they visited Tokyo after that. It included the Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail and Mitaki Temple which I did on … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt IV: Gensobo-ji Temple

When you’re visiting Hiroshima for the first time the itinerary basically sorts itself out rather easily with Miyajima, the A-Bomb dome and okonomiyaki very prominent but the more that I visit the area the more I have to seek out new and … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt III: Kamichu! Filming Locations

  It’s not uncommon for movies and animation to use a real town or city as a basis or inspiration but with the 2005 Japanese animation ‘Kamichu!’ we have a place which is depicted almost faithfully on screen. Though the name … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt II: Ini No Tanada

Ever since I saw this place featured in a CNN article (31 most beautiful places in Japan) I have wanted to see it. After our wedding ceremony in Hiroshima in November 2014 we were pretty close to doing so but instead … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt I: Bringing In The New Year Japanese-Style

For the first time in a decade I saw in the New Year in my adapted country and whilst it may be lacking in the fun, excitement and jovial partying of other countries it was nice enough for a miserable … Continue reading

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