Monthly Archives: March 2020

Return To J1 Football Team’s Forgotten Secondary Stadium

On the back of a hugely successful Rugby World Cup 2019, there was a lot of anticipation about this year’s Top League which began in January. Until the Corona Virus hit, I was planning on going to see some games … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Stopover Tokyo (1957)

An American intelligence agent is sent to Tokyo to track down a Communist spy ring is the blurb but if I hadn’t read that beforehand then I probably wouldn’t have been aware of such a thing! For an espionage film, … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #24

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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Tokyo Daytripper: The Tsukuba Expo Center Has A Lot Of “Space” Devoted To It!

Ibaraki Prefecture often gets forgotten about for day trips from Tokyo but thanks to the Tsukuba Express Line train it’s really easy and quick to get to Tsukuba. It’s not the cheapest of lines but it’s worth it for getting … Continue reading

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#WeStopAtNothing! Platform Zeros In Japan, Z Stations In Tokyo & The Opening Of A New Yamanote Line Station

For about a decade now I’ve always been impressed by the sight of a Platform 0. There’s something slightly mystical and Harry Potter-like about such platforms and one has to wonder why some stations have them whether it be because … Continue reading

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Pilgrimmage To Find A Religious Cult Building In Ibaraki Prefecture (+ Details Of 4 Others In Japan)

Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japanese people) and Buddhism are the two major religions in Japan. Confucianism and Christianity have a fair few followers if I can be so vague. Religious organisations founded since the middle of the 19th century are … Continue reading

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TF Recipes #5 – Red Caviar On Toast

The least regular series is back on Tokyo Fox for the first time in six years, and a decade on from the inaugural TF Recipes post! I actually had the idea to do this particular “dish” many, many years ago … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Outing Of Sorts To Bradgate Park In Leicester And My Local Town’s Hottest Healthy Food Cafe

One of the first ever school excursions I have a vague memory of going on was to this vast park in the north-west of Leicestershire. That was way back in the mid-eighties (* a couple of photos are included at … Continue reading

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TF Top 5……Watergates Within Day Trips From Tokyo!

This really is happening! All killer and no-filler here as Tokyo Fox presents some truly original content. Over the last few years I’ve gradually seen more and more of these constructions. There really is very little, if nothing, on the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Free Moomin Park Less Than An Hour From Tokyo!

  Whilst looking at places to see Winter illuminations last Christmas I came across Moominvalley Park in Hanno City which is about 40 kilometers northwest of Tokyo. It actually only opened last March but I was a little put off by … Continue reading

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