Monthly Archives: November 2022

Mount Fuji Views & Quirky West Coast Travels In Izu

There was a time when one could always rely on the August O-bon holiday season being a hot and sunny time but this year again consisted of lots of rain albeit not as much as last year! The weather at … Continue reading

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TF Flashback: First Trip To China -The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Peking Duck, Grasshoppers, Crickets & Snake! (2007)

Although I’d been to both Hong Kong and Taiwan in 2006 I was still itching to visit mainland China so one year later I decided to head to capital city Beijing (via a transit in Shanghai) for a short break. … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

It’s very rare that sequels are released over five decades after the original but that is what happened with Mary Poppins back in 2018. Incedibly, it’s not actually the longest gap between films in a franchise as that record goes … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Football Match Day Experiences In 2022

  Having only watched a single game in each of the last two seasons I really was not expecting to do too many more matches this year, especially with the strict Covid_19 measures still in place for much of the … Continue reading

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Pain & Glory! The Story Of Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards

As I stood with my bicycle at the Itoku Inari Daimyojin in Shinjuku mid-November last year I felt no other emotion than a bit of relief. I had completed my fairly pointless mission of cycling to every single Inari Shrine … Continue reading

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Cheap Alcohol Vending Machines Aplenty Inside A Train Station!

Even though I almost never buy anything from them, the sight of a vending machine dispensing alcohol (usually beer) always catches my attention. Such machines are certainly not so common in city centres anymore so imagine how surprised I was … Continue reading

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Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E04: N-R

  Whilst season two of alphabet dating is taking place I thought I could fill that void with a restrospecive series which is certainly an easier operation as they were not done in alphabetical order which can be a little … Continue reading

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TF Top 5……Public Toilet Designs In Tokyo! (Urine For A Treat!)

To celebrate the unofficial toilet day on November 10th in Japan I have decided to deposit a compilation of my favourite public lavatories in Tokyo. The Tokyo Fox site sure is plumbing to low depths but hopefully you will be … Continue reading

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Travels On The West Coast Of Izu Peninsula For The First Time

Countless trips to Izu over the last few years have tended to dominate the travel content on Tokyo Fox but absolutely none of it was of places on the west coast of the Peninsula. Whilst the north, the east, a … Continue reading

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TF Flashback: Two Theme Parks, A Mountain Climb & A Bungee Jump In One Big Long Weekend (2007)

Usually whenever I had a few consecutive days off 15 years ago I would be hopping on a plane and flying off to another country. However, I did spend the occasional long weekend in Tokyo and this particular one was … Continue reading

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