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Little Venice In Tokyo!

  A charming little piazza offering you a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and transporting you to Italy temporarily with the promise of a real gondola, a canal, a venetian bridge, a clock tower and some Italian … Continue reading

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Dining Out: 10 Yen Sushi In Tokyo!

When it comes to Japan’s most famous dish, I have to admit that I’m a man of simple pleasure and taste. I’m just as happy with the cheap family-style places (and all their bastardised sushi plates!) as I am with … Continue reading

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Live Basketball Play Off Final In Tokyo

What I thought I knew about basketball before going to this live game could probably have been written on a very small piece of paper. However, as the game tipped off, I soon discovered that I knew more than I … Continue reading

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Live Ice Hockey In Tokyo!

For a short time in the early 1990’s I was actually quite into ice hockey which was mainly due to often playing ‘Blades Of Steel‘ on my mates Nintendo 64 and that in turn led to me paying far greater attention (than usual) to … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Vending Machine Stand

  Japan possesses a ridiculous number of ‘jihanki‘ (vending machines) equating to one for about 22 people or something like that. The majority of them sell drinks and cigarettes but other things are available such as newspapers, flowers, condoms, bananas, ice-cream, tissues, toys, … Continue reading

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A Day At The Races For The Japan Cup

  The Japan Cup may be one of the most prestigious horse races in Japan but I had never really heard of it until quite recently when I saw adverts for it plastered all over the Keio Inohashira Line in Shibuya station. It’s not … Continue reading

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