Monthly Archives: June 2018

Tokyo Daytripper: Ome

When it comes to day trips from Tokyo most people usually think of Nikko, Kamakura, or Hakone but there is one very nice place about 90 minutes away from Shinjuku and unbelievably it is still in Tokyo! Ōme Station is … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kamakura (2018)

Despite going to Kamakura with the idea of seeing another side of it to what it’s famed for, I still ended up going to a few temples but they weren’t immediate on this trip. When I left home at 7:00 am … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Tokyo’s Most Hidden Shrine!

About four years ago I was talking to an older student about strange and interesting shrines in and around Tokyo and he mentioned that there was a kind of secret shrine in Akihabara somewhere but I completely forgot about it … Continue reading

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Day Trip To The Toyota Stadium!

Nagoya Grampus Eight (as they were known back then) were the first team I knew of in the J-League back in the early 90’s when Leicester’s favourite son Gary Lineker announced he was moving to Japan. A few years later … Continue reading

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On Screen #9 – Russia

With Russia hosting this years FIFA World Cup there is a lot of focus on the nation which is famed for vodka, bears, mineral fuels, matryoshka (stacking dolls) and drugs! A fair few international productions have taken place in Russia with the … Continue reading

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Just Look At The Size Of This Train Station In Aichi Prefecture

There are a few dozen different types of densha otaku (train nerds) in Japan ranging from platform melodies to station lunch-boxes to the stations and trains themselves. I really don’t think I fall into any of the categories or maybe they … Continue reading

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Less Than 24 Hours In Nagoya……Again!!

At the end of my ‘Sightseeing In Nagoya‘ post in January last year I vowed that I would return with my wife next time. 17 months later and I was back in Nagoya but yet again she was not with … Continue reading

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