Category Archives: Japan Travel

The Tallest Arch Style Tower In Asia, A Beautiful Castle Location & A Free Foot Spa

Gifu is one of those prefectures that has always been something of a mystery to me. I have travelled through it a few times on journeys between Nagoya and Osaka but never done anything more than transit at Ogaki Station. … Continue reading

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Another Giant Buddha But This One Is Made Of A Very Unique Material!

Regular Tokyo Fox readers will probably be aware that I love a buddha statue and the bigger the better. This particular one is 13.63 metres in height which is impressive in itself but it’s not just the size of this … Continue reading

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A Football Stadium Amidst Stunning Surroundings? I Give You FC Gifu!

Since 2015 I have always attended at least one football match in the Golden Week holiday in Japan. Previous grounds have included Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Vi$$el Kobe,Shimizu S-Pulse, Fujieda MYFC and Gamba Osaka. Just because of my occasional Twitter interaction with a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Uniquely Designed Observation Platform & WWII Ruins

When going in search of any sight (including world famous ones) one has to be aware that it may not quite be the picture postcard perfect moment you envisaged due to the weather, people or vehicles obstructing it, construction work … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Temple Built On The Side Of A Mountain

Back on New Years Day I happened to catch the news on Japanese TV which was showing the different ways people mark the occasion. One of the places that featured was a temple in a cliff where some people had … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #7 – Takahata Fudoson Kongo-Ji Temple

The Keio Line principally connects Shinjuku to the western side of Tokyo with seven different lines running through to the likes of suburban city Hachiōji and the mountainous area at Takaosanguchi. All of it’s stations actually lie within the boundaries of Tokyo and, thanks to … Continue reading

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Go To Paradise (& Hell) At This Weird Temple Deep In Chiba Prefecture

There really are two different sides to Chiba, the prefecture bordering Tokyo to the east. The north is pretty much just an extension of the Japanese capital but once you venture beneath Chiba city itself it’s very much countryside. No … Continue reading

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