Category Archives: Japan Travel

Hikone Filming Locations: 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

Think of a Japanese castle which has featured in a couple of movies and the majority of people will no doubt say Himeji-jo in Hyōgo Prefecture. However, there is another one and that is Hikone-jo in Shiga Prefecture. It was … Continue reading

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Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E04: P-T)

  When I heard this idea on the radio a few years ago I thought it might be something that I could try as a way of motivating myself to go to some places with my wife that I’m usually … Continue reading

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Cycling The Shortest Tokyo Subway Journey That Ticks Off The Alphabet

Have you ever wondered what the shortest route on the Tokyo Metro is that ticks off all the letters of the alphabet? Of course you haven’t but as you can see in the title that was the objective for the … Continue reading

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The Quirky Temple On Miyajima Missed By Many Visitors

  The number one reason most people visit Miyajima is of course to see the floating torii gate which is part of Itsukushima Shrine. I have been to Miyajima a fair few times over the years and thought I knew … Continue reading

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Dark Tourist (Japan Special) Vol. 06

The 2018 Netflix series ‘Dark Tourist‘ featured New Zealand journalist David Farrier visiting eight different countries (including Japan) on a mission to visit all manner of places relating to humans suffering in some sort of way whether it be victims of … Continue reading

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Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #8 – Higashi-Abiko

Think of train stations in Japan and the mighty Shinjuku station is sure to come to mind for many people. That is the world’s busiest train station, and Japan monopolises the top 50 list with only five of them not in … Continue reading

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The Quickest Route For Passing Through All Tokyo Subway’s 13 Main Lines

Changing trains on Tokyo’s Subway system can be a little hectic and stressful at the best of times so imagine what it’d be like to do it multiple times in the name of “fun”! Well as you can imagine that … Continue reading

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A Day In Osaka: The Hidden Marine Fortress, The “Other” Castle, Japan’s Cheapest Vending Machine, The Station Platform With A Giant Tree In It & Boob House!

  My visits to Osaka seem to be getting shorter and shorter each time I venture into Japan’s third biggest city. This time I didn’t even spend the night there and was in the area for only seven hours or … Continue reading

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If You Like The Strange Mix Of Toys, Dolls And Cars Then This Museum Is Definitely For You!

This was the middle part of my trilogy of quirky musuems in the Yoshioka area of Gunma Prefecture, and the most normal of the three if a mix of toys, dolls, cars and pop-art can be considered such a thing! … Continue reading

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Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #7 – Arao

Think of train stations in Japan and the mighty Shinjuku station is sure to come to mind for many people. That is the world’s busiest train station, and Japan monopolises the top 50 list with only five of them not in … Continue reading

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