Category Archives: Quirky Japan

Dining Out: Donguri Floating Restaurant (Including Video!)

The days of kaiten-zushi (conveyor-belt sushi) may be coming to an end as they get replaced by express delivery direct to tables but that original style lives on at this restaurant where dishes arrive via the water.   Only a … Continue reading

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Cosplaying At Tokyo ComicCon 2017

  This year was the first time I wasn’t sure what costume to wear and indeed I actually took a couple with me (Jawa and X-Wing pilot) but ended up sticking to just one as the whole process of getting

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A Temple Statue In Monzennakacho That Speaks To You!

  On the face of it, Hojo-in Temple seems like a fairly nondescript run-of-the-mill temple but there is an interesting feature lying within the place which is just a five minute walk from Monzen-Nakacho station on the Tozai Line or the Toei … Continue reading

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Tokyo Modern Architecture #3

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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One Of The Most Dense Temples In Japan!

  The Japanese have many customs and traditions when it comes to visiting shrines or temples and this one in Gunma prefecture helps

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #8

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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Dining Out: Jihanki Shokudo (Vending Machine Restaurant)

No doubt Gunma prefecture possesses a wide range of great and tasty local delicacies but sadly all I wanted to do was go to this quirky place in the middle of nowhere. I say that last bit based purely on the … Continue reading

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