Category Archives: Quirky Japan

Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #3 – Inazusa

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 … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Relics Of The Japanese Army’s WWII Military Facility

  An abandoned building in a field in the middle of nowhere might not interest too many but when I heard about this place I was keen to check it out. The fact that it was a relatively straightforward journey … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #33 – Hippo Park

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

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Get Up Close With A Nakagin Capsule Tower Block Prototype At This Museum Just North Of Tokyo

Built in 1972 as a monument to a promised ideal that never came to fruition, the Nakagin Capsule Tower (8-10-6 Ginza, Chūō-ku) continues to be popular with photographers wanting to capture it’s unique architecture. The building is basically two towers … Continue reading

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Dark Tourist (Japan Special) Vol. 03

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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Tokyo Modern Architecture #8

For all its good points, Tokyo ain’t half one ugly looking city with buildings pretty much erected (and pulled down) willy nilly without any thought to the environment around it. However, amid all the chaos of such a concrete jungle … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #32 – Dinosaur Space

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

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15 Years Of Tokyo Fox: The Posts With The “Least” Hits For Each Year

Fifteen years! How the hell did that happen!! There’s not much more to say than what I wrote in my ‘10 Years of Tokyo Fox‘ post five years ago about how it all began and the journey so far. Instead … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 2)

  15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 1)

  15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were … Continue reading

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