Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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Around The World In An Hour Or Two At This Quirky Park In Hyōgo Prefecture

   The world is full of many wonders but time and money restraints mean it’s not so easy to just fly off to the likes of China, Egypt, Mexico, France, Belgium or Easter Island. None of that is necessary though … Continue reading

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A Turtle-y Awesome Looking Station In Okayama Prefecture

It seems that Japan has a fair few strangely unique train stations. Last August I went to a couple of really interesting-looking ones up in Aomori and Akita prefectures and this is one to rival them. Having left Tottori in … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sand Sculptures & Eggs Cooked In The Desert!

Sapporo has it’s ice festival with all manner of ice sculptures on display but this place in Tottori manages to do similar but using sand. The sand dunes are of course the main attraction in Tottori but I also had … Continue reading

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