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Around The World In An Hour Or Two At This Quirky Park In Hyōgo Prefecture

   The world is full of many wonders but time and money restraints mean it’s not so easy to just fly off to the likes of China, Egypt, Mexico, France, Belgium or Easter Island. None of that is necessary though … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #1 – You Only Live Twice (1967)

One of the first major international films to use Japan’s capital as a backdrop was the 1967 James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’ starring Sean Connery. Despite being killed off before Nancy Sinatra’s beautiful 007 theme kicks in, its just a crafy … Continue reading

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Kansai Trip 2011 Pt III: Himeji

The second full-day of my trip saw me go west to Himeji which is famous for its castle. At the moment its not too much to look at though and nor will it be for for the next five years … Continue reading

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