Monthly Archives: February 2019

Going Underground – Touring Tokyo’s Abandoned Stations

My trip to the virtually-abandoned station in Yokohama last Autumn was something of an eye-opener for me as it resulted in me scouring the internet for any other abandoned stations in and around Tokyo. I found a fantastic site called Tokyobling’s … Continue reading

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An Old Style Public Onsen All To Ourselves

It took me a while to really appreciate them but there’s something special about taking an onsen (hot spring bath) in Japan. The downside for me is of course that you have to share the waters with a load of … Continue reading

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Japan’s Only Temple Devoted To The Russo-Japanese War

  Prior to last years FIFA World Cup in Russia, I started searching for things in Japan related to the worlds biggest country. Not surprisingly the majority of the suggestions were Russian restaurants, there was also the Russian cathedral in … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #6 – Inter-University Seminar House

The Keio Line principally connects Shinjuku to the western side of Tokyo with seven different lines running through to the likes of suburban city Hachiōji and the mountainous area at Takaosanguchi. All of it’s stations actually lie within the boundaries of Tokyo and, thanks to … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #16

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

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Dining Out: Chocolate Ramen – The Ideal Japanese Valentines Meal!

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 ramenwhich is served up in Hokkaido. On top of that come the crazy novelty ones which include … Continue reading

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How To Make A Garbage Incinerator In Osaka Look More Interesting!

The phrase “only in Japan” is often bandied about willy nilly for all kinds of unique thing in this country but it’s very apt when it comes to this “sight” in Osaka. What other country would even think to decorate … Continue reading

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