Monthly Archives: January 2018

On The Trail Of Shin Godzilla #1 – Shinagawa

In the original ‘Godzilla‘ (1954) movie, the first place on land where the gigantic amphibious bipedal lizard arrived was Shinagawa which he promptly destroyed. Presumably ‘Shin Gojira‘ (2016) was paying homage to that and the 120 minute film features a few … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Big Day Out Festival In Sydney (2002)

This festival is the big one on the Australian calendar and one that I was lucky enough to attend back on January 26th (a.k.a. Australia Day) in 2002. These days I am only really aware of Big Day Out when … Continue reading

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Dining Out In Shizuoka City

These days Japan is awash with all manner of matcha flavoured confectionary on sale in stores nationwide. However, it may surprise the recent influx of visitors to the country that such green tea sweets are actually quite a recent phenomena in Japan … Continue reading

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Sightseeing In Shizuoka City

The majority of our time over the festive break was just spent at my parents-in-law’s place in Ito but we did take a short weekend break to Shizuoka city which is still a couple of hours away despite being in … Continue reading

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The Best Of The Rest Of Our Time In Izu

Eating, drinking and sleeping basically covers the rest of our time in Izu but for those who have got past that first sentence let me tell you about all the other stuff starting with Ito City Hall.   Now that … Continue reading

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Lake Ippeki-ko & The Abandoned Ruins Of It’s Lakeside Hotel

  Without my own wheels in Izu, it’s fair to say that options are a little limited when I want to go off and do some kind of sightseeing by myself. As nice as it is, there’s only so many … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs + Amazing Drinking Water Fountain (Video) On Mt Komuro

After all the excess eating over the festive season I really felt in need of a bit of exercise and some fresh air one day so the obvious choice was the nearby Mount Komuro which is very walkable from my … Continue reading

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