Category Archives: Quirky Japan

Black Ice Cream, Modern Architecture, Neon Lights & The Red Light District!

When it comes to sights in Osaka, many people really struggle to come up with anything much beyond Osaka-jo Castle, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and Dōtonbori shopping street but there are of course many, many things to see and do. … Continue reading

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The Station Platform In Osaka With A Tree Growing Through It

The previous post on Tokyo Fox was about a road going through a building and by pure chance it’s quite a unique situation in the east of Osaka city whereby a large camphor tree is growing in the middle of … Continue reading

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The Building In Osaka With A Road Going Through It

Once I was done at Bentencho Station I had some time to kill before going over to the east of Osaka to visit my friend Oki so was taking the the JR Osaka Loop Line round to Kyobashi station when I … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems Near Bentencho Station (Osaka)

Very few tourists visiting Osaka seem to venture over to Bentencho Station which is the most western point (train map-wise!) on the JR Osaka Loop Line. I certainly didn’t see anyone (tourists or otherwise!) as I went in search of a … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Along The Keio Line #2 – Mount Arigata

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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The Shrine Of Cartoon Characters!

Shrines and temples are serious places where people go to pray for something or another. The majority of them are fairly normal but then there are the slightly quirky ones like this one in Shinagawa ward.    In the recent … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Machida Squirrel Garden

Unlike many of the animal cafes, parks and zoos that have recently popped up in and around Tokyo, this particular place has actually been around since 1988. It is one I’ve wanted to visit for about five years now and … Continue reading

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