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About tokyofox

A Leicester City fan teaching English in Japan

The Other Hugely Popular Thing To Do At Miyajimaguchi Station!

  Think of Miyajima and thoughts immediately turn towards Itsukushima Shrine and it’s bright red torii gate in the sea. The deer roaming the island and oysters may get a mention. The quirky temple on the east of the island … Continue reading

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Exploring The Remains Of A Former Railway Line In Hiroshima

Miyoshi in the northern parts of Hiroshima Prefecture came to my attention back in 2020 when I compiled a list of every station in Japan with a platform zero. The only one in Hiroshima was at Miyoshi but when doing … Continue reading

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This Tunnel Of Light Is The Picture Perfect Place For The Instragram Generation!

The main reason many people go to Echigo-Yuzawa in Niigata is because it is an easy Shinkansen (bullet-train) ride from Tokyo for people wanting to go skiing or snowboarding in the surrounding mountains. Outside of the winter season is a … Continue reading

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Watching Volleyball In Japan Has To Be One Of The Country’s Noisiest Experience

Back in 2019 when Japanese residents could enter ballots for tickets to see the Tokyo 2020 Olympics I applied for over a dozen different sports but ultimately (and rather inevitably) failed on most fronts. It mattered not too much as … Continue reading

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Stations By The Sea In Niigata (1/2)

Anyone who has ever read any of the Unstaffed Stations posts will know that I love a station that is located next to water, particularly the ocean. There’s something anime-like about such a thing and so when I was in … Continue reading

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This Family-Owned Milk Carton Building Is Udderly Brilliant

When I heard there was a giant milk carton building in Hiroshima it was music to my ears as I am always looking for new and interesting places to visit in a part of Japan where the two main sights … Continue reading

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Feel The Force At This Hidden Pop Culture Cafe In Hiroshima

A Star Wars themed cafe-museum is definitely the kind of place I would travel far and wide to see but unbelievablly this all happened without any planning or knowledge beforehand. My force powers just weren’t sensitive to this place which … Continue reading

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Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E06: W-Z

  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 Flashback: Travelling Around 6 Central American Countries In 3 Weeks (2012-13)

In contrast to my travel style today, this three week trip to Central America was pretty much all unplanned in advance with only the start and end points known. Equipped with my trusted Lonely Planet book, I headed for Guatemala … Continue reading

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What Better Way To Spend Christmas Day Than Going To See A Football Match!

Football ⚽️ on Christmas Day🎄! ✅#WELeague 🎅 pic.twitter.com/4XAP7bPpDc — Tokyo Fox 🦊 (東京狐) 🇬🇧🇯🇵 (@tokyofox) December 25, 2022 Think of Christmas Day and the likes of roast turkey, crackers, mince pies, presents and family time may come to mind. Of … Continue reading

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