Category Archives: Japan Travel

The Lion, The Bridge & The Watergate – A Cycle Ride Up Into Saitama Prefecture

“What the hell was that?!” were my thoughts as the my train speeded its way up into Saitama last year as I went to watch Urawa Reds Ladies play a home game one Sunday. There was a giant statue of … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Fox Shrines In Japan (On The Fox Trail Special)

  The surprisingly successful ‘On The Fox Trail…’ series is pretty much on it’s last legs. Sad times indeed but there’s still a few more places I want to check out. However, they’re mostly in Kyushu so with travel restrictions … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Tremendous Trio Of Temples In Tochigi

The majority of Tokyoites usually head on up to Tochigi Prefectures to see the majestic temples of Nikko, the onsen at Kinagawa or to eat gyoza in Utsunomiya. Over the last few years I’ve been off the beaten track a … Continue reading

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The Japanese Railway Station That Looks Like A Train!

The train is always standing by for you at this station. Waiting for a train can often be a nervy situation for many albeit less so in Japan where they often run on time to the second. Such precision means … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Totem Pole Park Located Just Outside Of Tokyo

  Who knew that such a thing like a Totem Pole International Tournament ever took place?! Way back in 1991 there was one in Chiba Prefecture and 80 masterpieces were exhibited. Sadly Japan’s biggest totem pole at 21 metres high, … Continue reading

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Return To J1 Football Team’s Forgotten Secondary Stadium

On the back of a hugely successful Rugby World Cup 2019, there was a lot of anticipation about this year’s Top League which began in January. Until the Corona Virus hit, I was planning on going to see some games … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Tsukuba Expo Center Has A Lot Of “Space” Devoted To It!

Ibaraki Prefecture often gets forgotten about for day trips from Tokyo but thanks to the Tsukuba Express Line train it’s really easy and quick to get to Tsukuba. It’s not the cheapest of lines but it’s worth it for getting … Continue reading

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