Category Archives: Action & Adventure

TF Flashback: 15 Years On From Ascending Mount Fuji But I’m Still Yet To Climb It For A 2nd Time! (2007)

“A wise man climbs Mount Fuji once but only a fool climbs it again!” That proverb may be true but within a couple of years of ascending Mount Fuji for the first time I became interested in doing a follow-up … Continue reading

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A Spectactular Sea Cave & Thrill Seeking Sand Sledding!

For many years I have seen a spectacular sea cave used on promotional materials for the Izu Peninsula, and really wanted to see it for myself. With no knowledge of the place I just assumed it was out of bounds … Continue reading

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The Ups & Downs Of Going To One Of Tokyo’s Climbing Gyms

It has become something of a tradition in recent years to have an annual meeting or two with former colleague George. The majority of our meet-ups have been food related (train themed curry, happy rainbow ramen etc), and this one … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The “Other” Big Buddha In Kanagawa Prefecture

When it comes to big buddha statues in Tokyo’s neighbouring prefecture Kanagawa, the majority of people will quite naturally think of the Great Buddha in Kamakura but there is actually another one about 14 kilometres east of that which is … Continue reading

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15 Years Of Tokyo Fox: The Posts With The “Least” Hits For Each Year

Fifteen years! How the hell did that happen!! There’s not much more to say than what I wrote in my ‘10 Years of Tokyo Fox‘ post five years ago about how it all began and the journey so far. Instead … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – River Rafting In Saitama (2005)

“Do you want to go rafting?” is a question form used in one of the books I regularly teach higher elementary kids from with the word rafting being interchangeable with other exciting activities like snorkelling, climbing, surfing, rollerblading and so … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt V: Going Walkabout In The Wonderfully Named You Yangs

  A couple of months before this trip I sent out mails to check the availability of the dozen or so people I know that live in Australia. The vast majority of them have emigrated from England with one of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Climbing Mount Takao Yet Again!

   You could be forgiven for thinking that Tokyo Fox has contractual obligations to include Mount Takao related posts each and every year. With that in mind, 2016 is a bumper year as this is the third post following on … Continue reading

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Hiroshima 2016 Pt I: Rock Climbing At Mount Mikura-dake

Much of Hiroshima prefecture consists of mountains leading towards bordering Shimane prefecture which is welcome news for my father-in-law and I as we both enjoy mountain climbing and so gives us an interest which we can share together. After just one … Continue reading

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Okayama 2016 Pt II: Washuzan Highland Theme Park

Have you ever met anyone who went to an amusement park by themselves? Probably not as that is pretty sad, isn’t it! As you can probably guess though, that is exactly what I did on my first afternoon in Okayama! … Continue reading

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