Category Archives: Japan Life

Warming Up For Tokyo 2020 Cycling With A Trip To See Some Local Keirin Action

  When it comes to Olympic sports, Japan has given the world judo and keirin. Everyone knows of the former but the latter one is still something of an unknown quantity to many regarding its origins. It was developed in … Continue reading

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Dining Out: A Long, Long Row Of 30+ Retro Vending Machines In The Middle Of Nowhere

  You’d maybe expect to find such a long row of vending machines in a busy urban place but this collection of retro machines is actually located in the middle of nowhere. It is also located next to a used … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt XI: You Can Take The Man Out Of Japan But…

Writing about non Japan-related things on this site usually sees a notable dip in hits but I remain stubborn to my philosophy that posts should mostly be about what I’ve done or where I’ve been rather than what I think … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Transport Museums In Greater Tokyo

There is a long and interesting history of transportation in Japan and there are more museums devoted to trains, buses, planes and so on than many people probably realise. It’s taken me a decade to visit all the ones that … Continue reading

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Going Underground – Touring Tokyo’s Abandoned Stations

My trip to the virtually-abandoned station in Yokohama last Autumn was something of an eye-opener for me as it resulted in me scouring the internet for any other abandoned stations in and around Tokyo. I found a fantastic site called Tokyobling’s … Continue reading

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Great Scott! Back To The Future Legends Appear At HollyCon Tokyo #18

   When I went to HollyCon Tokyo #5 back in August 2015 I thought I’d be going to a load more events after that. However, I was never too enamoured by the guest list (mostly comprised of actors from American … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 In Tokyo

  The word blog is one that I’ve wrestled with over the years and had a love-hate relationship with. Mostly hate to be fair as in my mind blogging means someone just describing what they’ve done in their day. Of … Continue reading

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