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Tokyo Daytripper: Beached Out In Yuigahama & Enoshima (+Blue Denim Steamed Buns & Ice Cream!)

  The question of when I last went swimming came up in a lesson back in early August and for the life of me I really could not remember * as it had been so long. That’s a different story … Continue reading

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Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E06: Review)

Season one of this dating challenge wrapped earlier this year in March after about 13 months of working my way through the alphabet. It was mostly fun and hopefully resulted in me being a better husband by suggesting we go … Continue reading

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If You Like The Strange Mix Of Toys, Dolls And Cars Then This Museum Is Definitely For You!

This was the middle part of my trilogy of quirky musuems in the Yoshioka area of Gunma Prefecture, and the most normal of the three if a mix of toys, dolls, cars and pop-art can be considered such a thing! … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The “Other” Big Buddha In Kanagawa Prefecture

When it comes to big buddha statues in Tokyo’s neighbouring prefecture Kanagawa, the majority of people will quite naturally think of the Great Buddha in Kamakura but there is actually another one about 14 kilometres east of that which is … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Unique Frog Shrine & A Park Featuring A Few Pre-Historic Dwellings

The thousands and thousands of shrines in Japan often have the likes of foxes, lions, lion-dogs but there are a few exceptions like wolves, elephants or horses. Never did I know there was a frog shrine though, and it was … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Going Underground To See Tokyo Metropolitan`s Giant Drain

One of the most interesting sights I saw in Turkey in 2011 was the underground Basilica Cistern (below) which featured in the second James Bond film `From Russia With Love` (1963). I often forget about this place as my trip to … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Relics Of The Japanese Army’s WWII Military Facility

  An abandoned building in a field in the middle of nowhere might not interest too many but when I heard about this place I was keen to check it out. The fact that it was a relatively straightforward journey … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Modern Art Museum Where The Best Bits Are All External

Museums don’t often get featured on Tokyo Fox as I generally find it difficult to truly appreciate them. There are always exceptions though and one such example is this art museum up in Saitama which was brought to my attention … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Big Stone Buddha Face, Beautiful Landscape Gardens, A Free Buffet & Another Platform Zero!

Gunma was admittedly one of those prefectures I always thought was a little bit boring but it’s good to have been proved wrong following a fair few day trips there in recent years. In these travel-restricted times I haven’t really … Continue reading

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15 Years Of Tokyo Fox: The Posts With The “Least” Hits For Each Year

Fifteen years! How the hell did that happen!! There’s not much more to say than what I wrote in my ‘10 Years of Tokyo Fox‘ post five years ago about how it all began and the journey so far. Instead … Continue reading

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