Category Archives: Quirky Japan

16 Hours On Local Trains To Hiroshima Just To Eat Pizza From A Vending Machine!

Eating pizza in Japan is something of a rarity for me because the likes of Dominos and Pizza Hut are just so ridiculously expensive. For a long time now I’ve considered that there is something of a gap in the … Continue reading

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Seven Gods Tour In Saitama (Plus Yoshimi Hyakuana Revisited Again!)

When feeling a little down on their luck the locals often try to restore their fortune via a pilgrimage to honour the seven lucky gods of Japanese folklore. There are over 20 of these fixed temple courses in Tokyo alone complete … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 In Tokyo

  The word blog is one that I’ve wrestled with over the years and had a love-hate relationship with. Mostly hate to be fair as in my mind blogging means someone just describing what they’ve done in their day. Of … Continue reading

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TF Top 18……Photos For 2018 (End Of Year Filler Post!)

For a while now I’ve been trying to think of some lazy half-assed compilation post to do at the end of the year as the outgoing ‘TF Top 10……Filming Location Trips For (year)’ series has pretty much run out of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A 56 Metre Statue & A Private Parts Temple In Chiba

Look out the train window as you take the train a few stations south of Kisarazu Station, maybe on the way to or from Hamakanaya Station (the gateway to Nokogiri-yama Mountain) and you may see a tall white thing sticking out … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: An Abandoned Mask Museum, A Tiger Bus, A Santa Shop & A Cheese Garden!

The surrounding areas of Tokyo offer plenty of choice when it comes to day trips from the capital. Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama all have great places within 60-90 minutes travelling distance and Ibaraki prefecture (particularly Tsukuba city) is actually just … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Tall Kannon Statue & A Very Expensive Golden God Temple

   The city of Nasu up in Tochigi prefecture seemed to me like it was basically just one long road, known simply as Nasu-kaido Street, with a load of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and museums off to the side of it. However, … Continue reading

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