Monthly Archives: March 2021

Tokyo Modern Architecture #8

For all its good points, Tokyo ain’t half one ugly looking city with buildings pretty much erected (and pulled down) willy nilly without any thought to the environment around it. However, amid all the chaos of such a concrete jungle … Continue reading

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TF Flashback: Seoul Olympic Stadium (2006)

Research and preparation before any overseas trip is something I have long done but it hasn’t always been that way. My first overseas trip whilst based in Japan was to South Korea in the early days of January 2006. Along … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Destination Tokyo (1943)

Just when I thought I had covered the majority of films set in Japan from the 1940s another load suddenly emerged from the depths of nowhere such as this submarine adventure. Those who have read all of these reviews will … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Big Stone Buddha Face, Beautiful Landscape Gardens, A Free Buffet & Another Platform Zero!

Gunma was admittedly one of those prefectures I always thought was a little bit boring but it’s good to have been proved wrong following a fair few day trips there in recent years. In these travel-restricted times I haven’t really … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Fast And Furious 6 (2013)

‘Fast 5‘ (2011) was the film that really got me (rather belatedly!) into the franchise and ‘Fast & Furious 6‘ (2013) was a strong follow up albeit one very far removed from its street racing origins! This sixth instalment is set … Continue reading

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Two Great Spots For Capturing The Classic Bullet Train & Mount Fuji Shot!

  Sit in the right place on the Shinkansen (bullet train) en-route to Osaka or Kyoto from Tokyo (or vice versa) and the majestic Mount Fuji can be seen as you whizz by at 300+ kilometres per hour. Sadly, it’s … Continue reading

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Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #10 Bunkyo

#10. Bunkyo 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

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #32 – Dinosaur Space

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: The Buffet Which Is Completely Free To Everyone

There are plenty of good value buffets to be enjoyed in Japan but none of them come as low in price as this one as it costs absolutely nothing! You might protest by saying that some hotel buffets are free … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women’s History Month With The A-Z Of Star Wars Female Characters

These days the Star Wars films and television series are blessed with female characters but of course any fan who grew up with the original trilogy will know that back then there was only one major female character and a … Continue reading

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