Two Great Spots For Capturing The Classic Bullet Train & Mount Fuji Shot!

 

Sit in the right place on the Shinkansen (bullet train) en-route to Osaka or Kyoto from Tokyo (or vice versa) and the majestic Mount Fuji can be seen as you whizz by at 300+ kilometres per hour. Sadly, it’s not a view I’ve seen too often as I’ve either been on the wrong side of the train, pre-occupied, asleep or not actually on the Shinkansen as I have more often than not used cheaper, alternative transportation.

That view from on board the Shinkansen is great but it’s a lot better if you actually Continue reading

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Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #10 Bunkyo

#10. Bunkyo

Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that in mind, and desperate to get out on my new bike, I decided to cycle round ALL the Inari Shrines in Tokyo taking each of the 23 wards one at a time.

Inspired by recent interest in tiny shrines, this idea seemed like a good way of Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #32 – Dinosaur Space

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 and they will be explored in this series.

Nickname: Dinosaur Space

Location: Komuroyama Park, 1260-1 Continue reading

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Dining Out: The Buffet Which Is Completely Free To Everyone

There are plenty of good value buffets to be enjoyed in Japan but none of them come as low in price as this one as it costs absolutely nothing! You might protest by saying that some hotel buffets are free but they’re included in your night stay unless you’re one of those people who sneak into such places pretending to be a guest! You only need to watch YouTube to know such people exist! Anyway, this place does offer a free buffet and there really is no catch!

 

Well maybe it’s location is! It’s located a couple of hours north of Tokyo in Continue reading

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Celebrating Women’s History Month With The A-Z Of Star Wars Female Characters

These days the Star Wars films and television series are blessed with female characters but of course any fan who grew up with the original trilogy will know that back then there was only one major female character and a couple of other minor ones. To commemorate Women’s History Month as well as Girls Day (a.k.a. Hinamatsuri a.k.a. Doll’s Day) in Japan on March 3rd and International Women’s Day on the 8th, Tokyo Fox has cobbled together 26 female characters with each one representing a letter of the alphabet. To make it a bit easier, either the first name or the surname can be used, and as you’d expect there are many candidates for some letters and barely any for others. Without further ado, lets get into it…

A is for 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 of regurgitating all that again lets just take a look at the biggest flop for each year from 2006 till 2020.

If you thought the recent ‘Posts with the most hits for each year‘ was a little too pretentious then this one brings Tokyo Fox back down to earth with a bump and a bruised ego as these are the posts that didn’t quite measure up.

2006 A Surprise Visitor Leads To A Day of Maid Cafes, Harajuku Cosplay, Shibuya Dining & Late Night Ramen! (27 hits)

Of course very few posts from 2006 did too well as the site was only just getting up and running and trying to find its feet. Just getting into Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 2)

 

15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were like for me living and working in Japan. It really has been a labour of love at times to have kept this site going for 15 years given that so many others have come and gone in that time. Furthermore, this blogging business all started in an era before social media and YouTube had become the beasts they are today.

It’s probably fair to say that the randomness of the Tokyo Fox blog hasn’t helped it grow as much as it would have had the focus been on just one of two of the topics covered in this A-Z post. That’s all down to the Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 1)

 

15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were like for me living and working in Japan. It really has been a labour of love at times to have kept this site going for 15 years given that so many others have come and gone in that time. Furthermore, this blogging business all started in an era before social media and YouTube had become the beasts they are today.

It’s probably fair to say that the randomness of the Tokyo Fox blog hasn’t helped it grow as much as it would have had the focus been on just one of two of the topics covered in this A-Z post. That’s all down to the Continue reading

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15 Years Of Tokyo Fox: The Posts With The “Most” 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 of regurgitating all that again lets just take a look at the biggest hit for each year from 2006 till 2020.

If you feel this post is too pretentious then don’t worry as ‘the posts with the “least” hits for each year’ is coming very soon! It should be noted that these are NOT the 15 posts with the most hits but the biggest hit from each of the 15 individual years which Tokyo Fox has been around so, for example, the 10th most successful post of 2016 may have done better than the top one from 2007 or whenever.

* From over 1600 posts, these statistics date back to 2010 after the switch from the amateur MSN spaces blog of old to WordPress. Anything from before then is completely unknown! Data is correct as of 5th January 2021.

2006 Tokyo Daytripper: Life’s A Beach In Onjuku (50,470 hits)

This beautiful 2km long white sand beach on the Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Private Parts Places In Japan!

 

This may come across as a quite perverted tour of Japan but it should be noted that many of the places cobbled together in the list below are around for serious reasons like fertility and AIDS prevention. That is of course the only reason I’ve visited such places and not at all because I have the humour of a young teenage boy!! Here, in no particular order, are ten places (plus a bonus!) where you can get your fix of private parts……without having to enter an adult shop or go on PornHub!

1. Enkyoji, Futtsu (Chiba Prefecture) – Details about this temple are rather sketchy but what I can work out is that a husband and wife died and a full naked statue Continue reading

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