Category Archives: Cycling

Cycling To Lake Tama And Back!

  Many years ago whilst searching for cycling ideas in Tokyo and the surrounding area I came across this wonderful link which was about a bicycle ride one guy took around this area in Saitama prefecture. From that moment my heart … Continue reading

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This Tokyo Temple Is The Purr-fect Place For Cat Lovers

  Cats seemingly play a very important role in Japanese lives. Hello Kitty is a hugely popular brand and then there’s also the station master cat, numerous cat cafes, cat island and super-lucky cats are often seen outside restaurants and shops beckoning (not … Continue reading

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Cycling Around Omishima

  The Seto Inland Sea is the body of water separating three of Japan’s four main islands. It serves as a waterway, connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan and there are some  3000 islands and islets dotted amidst this area stretching for over 400 kilometres. Apart from a couple … Continue reading

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Okayama 2016 Pt VII: 007 Museum in Naoshima

Feed a 007 fan the words ‘The Man With…‘ and most of them would probably finish that sentence off with the ‘…The Golden Gun‘ relating to the 1974 James Bond movie. Not those on the arty island of Naoshima though! Instead, they would probably complete … Continue reading

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Okayama 2016 Pt VI: Naoshima

Japan is actually made up of over 6000 islands but only around 400 of them are inhabited with four major ones hosting the majority of the 127 million population. There’s always something exciting and a little exotic about going to islands and one island … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……In Oji (Tokyo)

It’s not only Leicester City taking the Premier League by storm that has made 2016 the year of the fox but also back in March I realised my dream of visiting Zao Kitsune Mura Fox Village in Miyagi prefecture and that … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part VIII – Tokyo

The Tokyo trail of Barry Eisler’s fictional assassin continues (* Spoilers are included below, you have been warned!) and next up is the Nakagin Capsule Tower (page 125 & 130) in Ginza. This architectural wonder has featured a few times on Tokyo … Continue reading

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