Category Archives: Quirky Japan

An Epic Journey To See The Temple With Hundreds Of Unique Faced Statues And TV Cameras Were There To Film Me Too!

Statues are common features of temples and shrines in Japan but this one, deep in Japanese countryside, has close to 500 where no two are the same. (I had a lot of problems trying to upload the above video and … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #8 – Mind Wa A Building

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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Nagoya – This City Is Fast Becoming My Favourite One In Japan!

Japan’s fourth biggest city is one that is often forgotten about by tourists and Japanese residents alike. It’s rarely anything more than just passing through or a quick stop to see the castle but in the last few years I … Continue reading

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A Huge Vivid Green Buddha With Gold Facial Features!

  The many, many Buddha statues of Japan come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but this one in Nagoya has to be the most unique in terms of its colour.

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #19

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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3 Unique Temples You Must Visit In Nagoya

The likes of Osu Kannon, Nittaiji, Koshoji and Banshoji may be the more famous and popular temples of Nagoya but they didn’t really hold any interest for me. As per usual I was interested to locate some unique and slightly quirky … 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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