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Tokyo Daytripper: Chiba-jo Castle

  “There’s a castle in Chiba!” is often the reaction of the Tokyo-ite folk I teach when the subject of castles occasionally pops up into conversation. I then confirm that there is indeed one and that I have been there … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Narita-San Shinshoji Temple (Chiba)

  There’s far more to Narita than the Airport but making the effort to travel over that way is another thing. I’ve wanted to return to the Narita-San temple complex for many years but have always felt it too far … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Sakura Tulip Festival (Chiba)

  There’s been a few posts recently on Tokyo Fox about sakura (cherry blossom), and though this one is also about flowers, it’s actually about the city in Chiba called Sakura. The reason Scottish Neil and I left Tokyo so early … Continue reading

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Summer Sonic 2006

For the second year in a row I went to Summer Sonic music festival in Chiba where fortunately the predicted rain and thunder held off unlike on the previous day which i didn’t go to. I have commented on the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Life’s A Beach in Onjuku

On the Boso Peninsula in south-east Chiba (the eastern neighbouring prefecture to Tokyo) is a beautiful white sand beach and last Friday I travelled for about 2.5 hours to spend the day on it and it was quite an experience. It was in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Nokogiri-Yama Mountain In Chiba

Last Friday I went about three hours south-east of Tokyo to a place called Nokogiri-Yama in Chiba prefecture. It’s taken me a while to get my ar*e into gear and go to this place which isn’t in any of your guidebooks but … Continue reading

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