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About tokyofox

A Leicester City fan teaching English in Japan

Hill Of The Buddha – The Place To Go For The Instagram Generation!

The main reason for going to this southern Sapporo cemetery was to see the life-size Moai statues but on the 25 minute bus journey my research told me that there was a pretty impressive buddha statue on site too. Nice. … Continue reading

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Life-Size Moai Statues In Japan! Who Knew!!

  Given how remote Easter Island is I think it’s fair to say that I am unlikely to ever visit this Chilean territory. Luckily, Japan has a couple of places with replicas which are far easier to get to. Taiyo … Continue reading

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Fun & Excitement Are Never Too Far Away When Watching This Non-League Japanese Team!

  The Japanese all seem to love Disney and pretty much every passenger who disembarks at the Maihama Station is heading to “the happiest place on earth.” Not me though!

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Rugby World Cup Fever Grips Japan For Six Memorable Weeks Of Action

For the last six weeks the Rugby World Cup (RWC) has never been too far away from TV, online, radio and newspaper headlines. For something which is considered a fairly minor sport in Japan it’s certainly made a splash over … Continue reading

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Doing The Star Wars Tokyo Metro Stamp Rally In One Day……By Bicycle!

  When I went to the Star Wars Identities interactive exhibition on it’s opening day in August I picked up a booklet in the station for a stamp rally. I didn’t even look at it for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Big Golden Buddha & Sandy Red Monkey Temples Plus A Non-Scandalous Watergate!

Pretty much no stone has been unturned in Tokyo by the many, many YouTubers (and some bloggers too!) who either live in the capital or come to visit from further afield. Bordering prefectures have been covered far less though, especially … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #22

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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