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Tokyo Daytripper: The Tsukuba Expo Center Has A Lot Of “Space” Devoted To It!

Ibaraki Prefecture often gets forgotten about for day trips from Tokyo but thanks to the Tsukuba Express Line train it’s really easy and quick to get to Tsukuba. It’s not the cheapest of lines but it’s worth it for getting … Continue reading

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Pilgrimmage To Find A Religious Cult Building In Ibaraki Prefecture (+ Details Of 4 Others In Japan)

Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japanese people) and Buddhism are the two major religions in Japan. Confucianism and Christianity have a fair few followers if I can be so vague. Religious organisations founded since the middle of the 19th century are … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Minimalist-Face Tower In Ibaraki

What exactly could this tower be? Japan’s largest lion-dog statue wasn’t the only thing I visited on my day-trip to Ibaraki prefecture back in December last year. It would be pretty sad to travel that far just to photograph one … Continue reading

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Japan’s Largest Lion-Dog Watches Over This Park

Two years ago I came across the truly unique Namba Yasaka Shrine in Osaka which is basically a shrine with a huge lion-dog head containing a stage inside it’s mouth. The creatures eyes light up and there’s a speaker in its nose … 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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Tokyo Daytripper: Mito City In Ibaraki Prefecture

The fermented soy beans dish known as natto is one of those foods which really divides opinion due to it’s smelliness and stickiness. My wife served it up (along with tofu) during the early days of living together and I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kairakuen (Ibaraki Prefecture)

  As one of the three main gardens in Japan, a visit to Kairakuen had to be done but with no time to go after the Mito Hollyhock football match had concluded, there was no real choice but to view them mid-morning … Continue reading

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