Monthly Archives: January 2021

Recreating McDonalds China’s Spam Oreo Burger (+ Matcha Beer, Green Tea Sandwiches & Jelly Drinks Which Look Like Sick Bags!)

There have been all kinds of burger creations over the years from the fast-food chains but this not many have created such a buzz as this one. It was only available as a limited release in selected McDonalds locations in … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #31 – Mushroom Park

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

Posted in Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

No Staff. No Scanning. It’s The A.I. Convenience Store In Tokyo

Japan has something of a reputation overseas as being a technologically advanced country. It’s generally not true though as it still uses fax machines, has limited ATM hours, a reliance on paperwork, hanko stamps (rather than signatures) and cash is … Continue reading

Posted in Japan Life, Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reignite Your Passion For The Olympics At This Tokyo Museum (Before The Games Are Probably Cancelled!)

  If you think I’m writing about this museum before the Olympics get cancelled (and people consequently lose all interest in this place!) then you’re absolutely right! I’ve wanted to visit this place, located across from the New National Stadium, … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

TF Top 10……Films Set In Japan From The 1980s & 1990s

  These two decades saw the production of a few of my sentimental favourites when it comes to films “set” (but not necessarily filmed!) in Japan. Sadly, there’s no room in the list for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ (1993) or ‘Bushido … Continue reading

Posted in Japan Filming Locations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2 Trips To Izu In 3 Days! Yuzu Fruit Picking, Mountains, Parks, Lakes & Dog Walking!

  There’s nothing like a nice three-day break with your family in the Japanese countryside. However, due to negligence on my part I forgot to request the time off work until it was too late! Subsequently, I had to return … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food & Drink, Japan Life, Japan Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Shrine With A Sacred Tree Which Is Over 2000 Years Old

Think of famous trees in Japan and many would probably come up with Jomonsugi on Yakushima island which possesses a giant cedar tree estimated to be 2000 to 7200 years old. That is said to be the oldest tree in Japan … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Japan Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #8 Nerima

#8. Nerima Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Dining Out: The Happy Rainbow Cheese Ramen Which Puts A Smile On Your Face!

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

Posted in Food & Drink, Quirky Japan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

TF Top 20……Tokyo Fox Hits Of 2020

  So 2021 has only just begun and already Tokyo Fox is looking back!! For about a decade now there have been exactly ten new posts on here each and every month and these are the twenty from 2020 which got the … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Japan Travel, London Film Locations, Review: Films Set In Japan, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments