Category Archives: Japan Life

Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass

You’d think having a special pass that entitles you to free (or discounted) entry to nearly 80 museums in Tokyo would be a fantastic privilege. Indeed it is. However, with this booklet of coupons comes two high-pressure months of trying … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016 In Tokyo

For the second year running I was in Tokyo for Christmas but it was a little different this time as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fell on the weekend with the 23rd a national holiday too. That meant my … 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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Dining Out: Vending Machine Stand

  Japan possesses a ridiculous number of ‘jihanki‘ (vending machines) equating to one for about 22 people or something like that. The majority of them sell drinks and cigarettes but other things are available such as newspapers, flowers, condoms, bananas, ice-cream, tissues, toys, … Continue reading

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Mimi Rabbit Cafe In Ikebukuro

  Around a decade ago there was a trend for Maid Cafe’s in Tokyo but in the last few years the craze has been for animal themed cafe’s. I’ve only been to a dog cafe (back in 2013) but there are also … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tokyo Disneyland

  Disneyland is one of those places which has long mystified me regarding its popularity, especially in Japan where it is widely loved and regarded. Even your coolest looking hip-hop-type guys can often be seen over here sporting a Disney accessory … Continue reading

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The Godzilla Bathhouse

Japan is very good at coming up with movie tie-ins in unconventional ways and that is certainly true where one of its most famous sons is concerned. The “Godzilla Hotel” in Shinjuku is one such example of that and a … Continue reading

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