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Tokyo Daytripper: WWII Damaged Building In A Tokyo Park

Haikyo (abandoned ruins) has long been something that has fascinated me. Such classic examples of haikyo can include derelict hotels, abandoned theme parks, deserted ghost towns and relics of WWII. Often they are very difficult to get to and are … Continue reading

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The “Rocky” Steps Of Tokyo (+ Some Hidden Gems Nearby!)

As cities go, Tokyo is a fairly flat city and therefore quite easy to navigate by bicycle as I often tend to do. However, there are some steep hills around Minato ward area including a shrine which stands at the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Johnson Town – A Taste Of America In Saitama

One really doesn’t need to go too far in Tokyo these days to experience some kind of Americanism whether it be chain stores, slogans, music, movies or food and drink. However, just over the border in Saitama prefecture there is actually … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Mito City In Ibaraki Prefecture

The fermented soy beans dish known as natto is one of those foods which really divides opinion due to it’s smelliness and stickiness. My wife served it up (along with tofu) during the early days of living together and I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kairakuen (Ibaraki Prefecture)

  As one of the three main gardens in Japan, a visit to Kairakuen had to be done but with no time to go after the Mito Hollyhock football match had concluded, there was no real choice but to view them mid-morning … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Ofunakannon-ji Temple

  Over the years I have passed through Ofuna in Kanagawa prefecture a few times and have always noticed a giant white goddess statue looming in the mountains looking down on the station. The sight of this has always been … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Taya Caverns In Ofuna

Undeterred by my failed attempt to see the Iko-ji Temple Benten Cave near Keio Yomiuriland station last year (it had closed down), I decided to head off on a 30 minute walk from Ofuna station to locate Josen-ji Temple. This one was mentioned to … Continue reading

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