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Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #7 – Arao

Think of train stations in Japan and the mighty Shinjuku station is sure to come to mind for many people. That is the world’s busiest train station, and Japan monopolises the top 50 list with only five of them not in … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Pass Through This City In Gifu But Stop Off & See Some Interesting Local Sights

Ogaki is one of those stations I’ve passed through a fair few times when travelling by train between Nagoya and Osaka. Admittedly, I had never had any real desire to stop there but it was realistically as far as I … Continue reading

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Hats Off To Those Visitors Who Leave Offerings At This Local Shrine!

When entering a place of worship it is respectful to remove a hat from your head but at this quirky shrine all types of headwear are often left as offerings. However, all is not as innocent and harmless as it … Continue reading

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Reverse Your Destiny At These Outdoor Art Installations

If you`ve ever wondered what it would be like to return to the days of exploration and learning as a toddler, then this outdoor art and architectural installation area may be the place to go. This museum of sorts is … Continue reading

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The Tallest Arch Style Tower In Asia, A Beautiful Castle Location & A Free Foot Spa

Gifu is one of those prefectures that has always been something of a mystery to me. I have travelled through it a few times on journeys between Nagoya and Osaka but never done anything more than transit at Ogaki Station. … Continue reading

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Another Giant Buddha But This One Is Made Of A Very Unique Material!

Regular Tokyo Fox readers will probably be aware that I love a buddha statue and the bigger the better. This particular one is 13.63 metres in height which is impressive in itself but it’s not just the size of this … Continue reading

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