Category Archives: Action & Adventure

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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TF Flashback – Universal Studios Japan (2005)

  The ‘Back To The Future‘ ride at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will close on 31st May 2016 meaning that the ride will become completely extinct as the ones in Florida and Hollywood closed in 2007 much to my annoyance as … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Mount Takao

The fire-walking festival near Takaosanguchi last Sunday may have been our main goal for the day but before that I thought we might as well climb Mount Takao with the idea being to take a different trail to what we did back in November … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Fire-walking Festival In Takao

This time of year is a particularly good one for the slightly more quirkier of the many, many festivals that take place in Japan throughout the year. A great deal of the ones featured in the recent Tokyo Fox ‘Top 10……Quirky … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Mount Mitake

Tokyo may seem like it’s a huge metropolis of never-ending concrete stretching as far as the eye can see but if you go far enough west then there are actually some mountains. Mount Takao (599m) is the most famous and … Continue reading

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Snowboarding Trip To Hokkaido

When it comes to snowboarding in Japan there are many good places but it is Hokkaido which is the place held in highest esteem by those in the know. As much as I enjoyed all my previous snowboarding trips to Nagano-ken … Continue reading

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Tsukuba 2015 Pt II: Mt Tsukuba

With three mountains ascended in Hokkaido in June, the idea of climbing mountains has been very much in my mind of late, and it was actually Mitake-San that I was planning to do but when my wife said she wanted to … Continue reading

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