Monthly Archives: November 2019

Review: Films Set In Japan – Earthquake Bird (2019)

This Netflix movie was released on the video-on-demand streaming service on November 15th and is based on the novel of the same name (2001) by British author Susanna Jones. It stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who’s done films in her native Swedish … Continue reading

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Unique Monkey Temple In Tokyo (+ Other Primate-Related Locations Nearby!)

After visiting the sandy-red monkey temple in Saitama it got me wondering if there was anything similar of note in Tokyo. It seemed there was and even better was the fact that it was a fairly short bike ride from … Continue reading

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Australia Filming Locations #10 – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

This funny feel-good movie sees a transexual and two drag queens go on a road trip across Australia in a silver-painted bus full of sequinned costumes, glitter, shoes and 70’s pop tunes. Bernadette/Ralph (Terence Stamp), Mitzi/Tick (Hugo Weaving), and Felicia/Adam (Guy Pearce) … Continue reading

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Just One Day In Sapporo But It Was A Busy 24 Hours

Returning to cities on Japan’s main island Honshu is something that will probably happen again and again but the same cannot be said of those cities in Kyushu (the most southerly main island) or Hokkaido (the most northerly main island) … Continue reading

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This Vending Machine Arguably Gives You The Most Pleasure In All Of Japan!!

Feeling a little worse for wear after a very late night out drinking in Sapporo I was in need of a fizzy drink to give me a sugar-kick the following morning so I thought I’d get a coke and in … Continue reading

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Hill Of The Buddha – The Place To Go For The Instagram Generation!

The main reason for going to this southern Sapporo cemetery was to see the life-size Moai statues but on the 25 minute bus journey my research told me that there was a pretty impressive buddha statue on site too. Nice. … Continue reading

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Life-Size Moai Statues In Japan! Who Knew!!

  Given how remote Easter Island is I think it’s fair to say that I am unlikely to ever visit this Chilean territory. Luckily, Japan has a couple of places with replicas which are far easier to get to. Taiyo … Continue reading

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