Monthly Archives: July 2019

An Epic Journey To See The Temple With Hundreds Of Unique Faced Statues And TV Cameras Were There To Film Me Too!

Statues are common features of temples and shrines in Japan but this one, deep in Japanese countryside, has close to 500 where no two are the same. (I had a lot of problems trying to upload the above video and … Continue reading

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Japan’s Biggest Jizō Statue & Mummy Troubles!

This mini-trip taking in some sights of Japan’s northern region began by heading out eastwards from Tokyo to Mito Station in Ibaraki Prefecture. The 15 minute window before my next train meant I had sufficient time to pop out of … Continue reading

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A Posthumous Marriage Temple, A Precariously-Balanced Building & Foot Spas In Japan’s Premier Cherry Region

Yamagata Prefecture is somewhere I only really passed though on my travels in Japan’s northern region last Summer so I was determined to go back at some point and actually see something more than the inside of train stations! That opportunity probably … Continue reading

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Yamadera: The Mountain Temple That’s Reminiscent Of One From A Batman Movie

“It’s like the temple where Bruce Wayne trains to become Batman” That is how Chris Broad of the popular ‘Abroad In Japan‘ YouTube channel described this place in Yamagata Prefecture. He was referring to scenes in

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Watching J-League Football On A Very Rainy Night Up In Yamagata

  The rainy season in Japan is well underway and for many people it can be a frustrating time with constant wet conditions for weeks on end. Certainly not ideal for watching or playing football, especially when many grounds in … Continue reading

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