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On The Fox Trail……At Takayama Inari-Jinja Shrine (Aomori)

If you thought that Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Yamaguchi prefecture was difficult to get to then that was nothing really compared to getting to this shrine in the north-west of Honshu; Japan’s mainland. The day began in Aomori and from … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Takekoma-Jinja Shrine (Miyagi)

Following a string of fairly local-based ‘On The Fox Trail…’ posts so far this year, it was time to get back on the road, and whilst I was up in Sendai in June I felt almost obliged to visit Takekoma … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At A Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe!

   When it comes to taking my wife out somewhere it’s usually a pretty easy choice and generally revolves around animals. I’m beginning to run out of places now having finally ticked hedgehog cafe off the list of places to … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Tokyo’s Most Hidden Shrine!

About four years ago I was talking to an older student about strange and interesting shrines in and around Tokyo and he mentioned that there was a kind of secret shrine in Akihabara somewhere but I completely forgot about it … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail…… At Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kanagawa)

Being surrounded by hundreds of foxes is a nightmare for some people but for others it is pure joy. The reality of being amidst all those real foxes at Zao Fox Village in Miyagi prefecture is one that can probably … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At The Oji Fox Parade

New Years Eve is a night that promises much but often delivers very little and I long gave up on doing anything whatsoever on it but this time was different as I came back to Tokyo on a 24 hour … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At The TFGOC!

There’s no such thing as a traditional Halloween costume in Japan as witches, vampires and ghosts make way for the likes of Super Mario, Pokemon and so on. Sure, some cosplayers add a bit of scary fake blood to their … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Motonosumi Inari Shrine (Yamaguchi)

Think of loads of beautiful red torii gates winding their way through a beautiful natural environment and Fushimi Inari in Kyoto is no doubt what comes to mind for almost everyone. However, this particular shrine is a rival contender when … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……In Haneda (Tokyo)

Just a couple of stops from Haneda Airport is a major centre of Inari worship called Anamori Inari Shrine which I first visited in August last year. On that occasion I picked up a pamphlet about a shrine walking shrine tour of the … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Kasama Inari Shrine (Ibaraki)

  Japan loves to categories things into ‘Best 3’ lists such as gardens, castles and so on which I’ve mentioned before. The same also applies to Inari Shrines with Fushimi Inari in Kyoto and Toyokawa Inari (which is actually a … Continue reading

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