Category Archives: Cycling

Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – The Stats

23 individual posts for each ward plus seven compilations (including this one) is one of the least interesting statistics for this overly-long series which has been limping on to this conclusion. This will indeed be the final post about this … Continue reading

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Pain & Glory! The Story Of Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards

As I stood with my bicycle at the Itoku Inari Daimyojin in Shinjuku mid-November last year I felt no other emotion than a bit of relief. I had completed my fairly pointless mission of cycling to every single Inari Shrine … Continue reading

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My Favourite Inari Shrine For Each Of Tokyo’s 23 Wards

This compilation post features my favourite Inari shrine from each of Tokyo’s 23 wards. It was admittedly slim pickings for some of the wards so certainly don’t expect to be impressed by all 23! Justifying my choice for each of … Continue reading

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Cycling To Every Inari Shrine In Tokyo’s 23 Wards: The Fox Top Collection

One of the quirks of this epic Tokyo cycling challenge was to wear a fox-related top to loosely tie in with the Inari Shrines where kitsune (foxes) are revered. The majority of the tops I wore were related to Leicester … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Abandoned Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards

The vast majority of the hundreds of shrines in Tokyo’s 23 wards are well-maintained and looking as good as is possible. However, there are some lacking in love and care where the weather has taken its toll on the torii … Continue reading

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A Themed Tour Of Tokyo’s Football Manga Mecca

Think of Japanese footballers that have had an impact overseas and the likes of  Hidetoshi Nakata, Junichi Inamoto, Shunsuke Nakamura, Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa or Leicester legend Shinji Okazaki might come to mind. However, it is arguably an animated character … Continue reading

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Time To See The King Of Apes At This Park Just North Of Tokyo

Just scrolling through Google Maps and clicking on the sight icons is a slow but painful way of looking for interesting places to visit. That is exactly how I found out about this park though, and seeing that it was … Continue reading

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TF Top 20……Smallest Inari Shrines In Tokyo (Part 2)

The idea of cycling around all the Inari shrines of Tokyo’s 23 wards came about during the first State of Emergency (a soft lockdown of sorts) in 2020 as a way of getting out on my new bike whilst keeping a … Continue reading

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Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #23 Shinjuku

#23. Shinjuku  Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that … Continue reading

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Tokyo’s One & Only Windmill (+ Botanical Gardens, Lakes, Towers, A Gas Station, A Zoo & A Big Buddha Statue)

It’s amazing what you can find by just scrolling through Google Maps in the search of something interesting. It’s a great way of discovering the likes of temples, parks or restaurants in local areas but I really did not expect … Continue reading

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