Monthly Archives: August 2018

On The Trail Of Shin Godzilla #6 – Tokyo

After a 12 year absence from Japan, ‘Shin Gojira‘ (2016) came out with shooting taking place in Tokyo from September 2015 onwards. Released 62 years after the original, it certainly pays homage to it with the inclusion of some classic Godzilla … Continue reading

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On The Road With The Kashiwa Reysol Fans Twice In Five Days

   The majority of J1 games tend to be on Saturdays when I’m working but there are a few rounds played on Sundays. I got lucky with the Nagoya Grampus match being against my team Kashiwa Reysol on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tokyo’s Newest Big Buddha Statue

  Move over Kamakura buddha as there’s now a bigger rival in this region and it’s actually in Tokyo! However, I don’t think Kamakura will have to worry too much about potential visitors flocking to see this relatively new buddha … Continue reading

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Dining Out: The “Pie Ramen” Restaurant

When it comes to ramen, there are many tastes and regional variations whether it be shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), tonkotsu (pork bone broth) in Kyushu or miso ramen which is served up in Hokkaido. On top of that come the crazy novelty ones which … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Takekoma-Jinja Shrine (Miyagi)

Following a string of fairly local-based ‘On The Fox Trail…’ posts so far this year, it was time to get back on the road, and whilst I was up in Sendai in June I felt almost obliged to visit Takekoma … Continue reading

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In Search Of A Spider-Man Statue In Fukushima Prefecture!

When you’ve lived for so long in Tokyo you kind of take it for granted that you’ll never have to wait long for a train. However, it can be a very different matter when out of the cities and one … Continue reading

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Mini Mount Fuji In Fukushima

Many gardens in Japan often seem to have a hill that’s been named Mini Fuji due to its vague resemblance in shape to the iconic and spiritual mountain. This one though is a bit different as it’s in the middle … Continue reading

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