Category Archives: Quirky Japan

Christmas 2019 In Tokyo

Christmas lights (known as illuminations in Japan) are a big deal in Tokyo and from November each Winter they begin to appear around the city in a range of displays. Having included them in my festive posts the last two … Continue reading

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On The Star Wars Promotional Trail In Tokyo Ahead Of The Release Of ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’

#ForceFridayIII was the start of the journey towards ‘The Rise Of Skywalker‘ (2019) at the beginning of September and, after all kinds of promotional campaigns, that film was finally released today (December 20th) and Tokyo Fox was of course there … Continue reading

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TF Top 19……Photos For 2019 (End Of Year Filler Post!)

This lame and lazy half-assed compilation post idea was ushered in at the end of last year with an eye on permanently replacing the ‘TF Top 10……Filming Location Trips For (year)’ series which has long been running out of steam … Continue reading

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This Tropical Plant Dome In Tokyo Certainly Hits The Target!

When I read something about this tropical plant dome at Halloween I really believed that it was my first time to know of the place. However, it seems I passed by it en-route to Dinosaur Bridge (a.k.a. Tokyo Gate Bridge) … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #23

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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Star Wars Bright Christmas In Marunouchi

  In recent years Star Wars has become a big part of the festive season with the releases of ‘The Force Awakens‘ (2015), ‘Rogue One‘ (2016) and ‘The Last Jedi‘ (2017) in mid-December. After a break last year, the third … Continue reading

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Unique Monkey Temple In Tokyo (+ Other Primate-Related Locations Nearby!)

After visiting the sandy-red monkey temple in Saitama it got me wondering if there was anything similar of note in Tokyo. It seemed there was and even better was the fact that it was a fairly short bike ride from … Continue reading

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