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Dark Tourist (Japan Special) Vol. 01

The 2018 Netflix series ‘Dark Tourist‘ featured New Zealand journalist David Farrier visiting eight different countries (including Japan) on a mission to visit all manner of places relating to humans suffering in some sort of way whether it be victims of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Japan’s Deepest Underground Station Is Probably It’s Creepiest Too!

A couple of years ago I visited the virtually-abandoned station just over the border from Tokyo but this one is a step up from that. Or rather it is 462 steps down as this creepy underground station in Gunma Prefecture … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Town With Multiple Quirky & Mysterious Sights Just A Couple Of Hours North Of Tokyo

Travelling for a few hours just to see one little sight is something I’m usually happy to do so imagine my excitement when I heard about this town in Gunma Prefecture which has multiple interesting and quirky places of interest all … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The “Theme Park” In Gunma With A Sloping House, A Mysterious Cave & Not Much More!

The words “theme park” tend to make me first think of a place with roller-coaster rides but of course that’s not always the way as was certainly the case with this one just a stone’s throw from Japan Snake Center. … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Japan Snake Center – A Place To Avoid But Not For The Reason You May Think!

Whilst I may not be keen on coming across a snake in the wild I don’t really have a problem with just looking at such limbless creatures …… or even touching and holding them! As I was already in the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Lost World Ruins Of A Stone Quarry In Gunma

There’s something special and mystical about walking through a wood or forest and discovering a lost world of sorts but that is exactly what happened at this place just a couple of hours north of Tokyo. Wearing masks is something … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Shrine Dedicated To Feet & The Last Remnant Of A Former Haunted House In Gunma

It was quite apt that I visited this shrine as I was suffering with a painful foot injury not that the walk to and from it will have helped at all! Those of a squeamish nature should probably skip ahead … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Creepiest Buddha Statue In Japan!

Just when I thought I’d seen about every possible variation of buddha in Japan, I came across this one. Whilst others have come in a variety of colours, materials, sizes and positions (standing, sitting, reclining…) nothing compares to this statue … Continue reading

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