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A Floating Conveyor-Belt Restaurant, A Station By The Sea, A Disappointing Heritage-Listed Site, Wet Mountain Climbing & Live Olympic Cycling

Traveling to the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture is not exactly rare for me but this mini-trip was a bit different as my wife was not with me, my parents-in-law were away from their house in Ito and of course … Continue reading

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At The Velodrome For Two Days Of Live Track Cycling At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

When Olympic tickets went on sale to Tokyo residents in 2019 I applied for many sports but my first choice was the track cycling so I tried for all seven days over the two ballots and managed to win a … Continue reading

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What It`s Like To Be A Spectator At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

When the IOC and the Japanese government decided that spectators would not be present at all for Olympic sports in Tokyo (and surrounding prefectures Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa) it was hugely disappointing for all of those with tickets who were … Continue reading

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A Long & Steep Ride To Check Out The Cycle Racing Track Which Will Be Used At Tokyo 2020

  Tokyo may be the host city for next Summer’s Olympic Games but there are a few events taking place in other prefectures of Japan such as: Shooting – Asaka (Saitama); Golf – Kasumigaseki Country Club (Saitama); Surfing – Tsurigasaki (Chiba); … Continue reading

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Warming Up For Tokyo 2020 Cycling With A Trip To See Some Local Keirin Action

  When it comes to Olympic sports, Japan has given the world judo and keirin. Everyone knows of the former but the latter one is still something of an unknown quantity to many regarding its origins. It was developed in … Continue reading

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