Monthly Archives: September 2017

Little Venice In Tokyo!

  A charming little piazza offering you a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and transporting you to Italy temporarily with the promise of a real gondola, a canal, a venetian bridge, a clock tower and some Italian … Continue reading

Posted in Japan Travel, Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #6

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

Posted in Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The “Rocky” Steps Of Tokyo (+ Some Hidden Gems Nearby!)

As cities go, Tokyo is a fairly flat city and therefore quite easy to navigate by bicycle as I often tend to do. However, there are some steep hills around Minato ward area including a shrine which stands at the … Continue reading

Posted in Tokyo Daytripper: | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Films Set In Japan – Hacksaw Ridge (2017)

The word pacifist came up recently in a book I regularly teach from and I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly sure of it’s meaning. Having looked it up, I realised that the main character in this film was … Continue reading

Posted in Review: Films Set In Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Of The Rest Of Our Time In Hiroshima

It may not have seemed like it (due to many Yamaguchi-related posts) but most of our time was actually spent in Hiroshima. As the title suggests, this is a collection of stuff that didn’t merit it’s own post which may hard … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Japan Life, Japan Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Just Look At The Size Of This Train Station In Hiroshima

Think of train stations in Japan and the mighty Shinjuku station is sure to come to mind for many people. That is the world’s busiest train station and Japan monopolises the top  50 list with only five of them not in … Continue reading

Posted in Japan Travel, Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This Lawson Convenience Store Is Different To Their Usual Ones

You’re getting a post out of this! Tokyo Fox must surely have run out of material I hear you cry but before I lose you all I should note that this particular convenience store is quite unique in one sense. Japan, particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Quirky Japan, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments