Category Archives: Japan Travel

Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #11 – Kubiki

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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Nō Way Did This Happen! A Chance Encounter Amidst Some Station Hopping In A Forgotten Corner Of Niigata

Once I’d experienced a couple of sights at Echigo-Yuzawa (including the 110 sake vending machines), I travelled north-west for about two and a half hours to my  accomodation in Niigata Prefecture. The tatami room at Yado Bar Cafe Tatsuji was … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji Views & Quirky West Coast Travels In Izu

There was a time when one could always rely on the August O-bon holiday season being a hot and sunny time but this year again consisted of lots of rain albeit not as much as last year! The weather at … Continue reading

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Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E04: N-R

  Whilst season two of alphabet dating is taking place I thought I could fill that void with a restrospecive series which is certainly an easier operation as they were not done in alphabetical order which can be a little … Continue reading

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Travels On The West Coast Of Izu Peninsula For The First Time

Countless trips to Izu over the last few years have tended to dominate the travel content on Tokyo Fox but absolutely none of it was of places on the west coast of the Peninsula. Whilst the north, the east, a … Continue reading

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Going Underground To Explore One Of Japan’s Most Dystopian Stations

An unstaffed and virtually abandoned Japanese train station located deep beneath the surface but this is not that famous one in Gunma Prefecture! 160 kilometres north-west of Doai station is this similar nuclear shelter-like one in Niigata Prefecture which has an … Continue reading

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Experience Death Once Before Your Time Is Actually Up!

It is said that the only thing certain in life is death. The next world is one you supposedly should not miss, and this quirky little museum in Shizuoka Prefecture hopes to help you experience the world of the Japanese … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Tour Of 7 Prefectures In 4 Days!

Kyoto Station pretty much marked the end of this whirlwind four day trip but it wasn’t the happiest of endings as the bullet trains were all delayed and so I had to wait for over an hour till they were … Continue reading

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Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E03: J-M

  Whilst season two of alphabet dating is taking place I thought I could fill that void with a restrospecive series which is certainly an easier operation as they were not done in alphabetical order which can be a little … Continue reading

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This Doll Temple Houses Japan’s Largest Seated Tumbling-Doll Statue

Japan has many symbols of luck and good fortunes such as the maneki neko cat figurines, omamori (protective amulets) and omikuji (paper fortunes) but one of the more interesting ones is the tumbling doll known as daruma. Having been to a few daruma-related places … Continue reading

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