Tag Archives: things to do in Saitama

Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E06: W-Z

  Whilst season two of alphabet dating is taking place I thought I could fill that void with a restrospecive series which is certainly an easier operation as they were not done in alphabetical order which can be a little … Continue reading

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What Better Way To Spend Christmas Day Than Going To See A Football Match!

Football ⚽️ on Christmas Day🎄! ✅#WELeague 🎅 pic.twitter.com/4XAP7bPpDc — Tokyo Fox 🦊 (東京狐) 🇬🇧🇯🇵 (@tokyofox) December 25, 2022 Think of Christmas Day and the likes of roast turkey, crackers, mince pies, presents and family time may come to mind. Of … Continue reading

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Celebrate The Year Of The Rabbit By Visiting This Shrine Just North of Tokyo Which Is Devoted To Those Fluffy Bunnies

2023 is the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese Zodiac. This is something that pretty much every Japanese person will already be aware of after the Hatsumode (first visit to a shrine or temple at the start of … Continue reading

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Time To See The King Of Apes At This Park Just North Of Tokyo

Just scrolling through Google Maps and clicking on the sight icons is a slow but painful way of looking for interesting places to visit. That is exactly how I found out about this park though, and seeing that it was … Continue reading

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Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E04: P-T)

  When I heard this idea on the radio a few years ago I thought it might be something that I could try as a way of motivating myself to go to some places with my wife that I’m usually … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Unique Frog Shrine & A Park Featuring A Few Pre-Historic Dwellings

The thousands and thousands of shrines in Japan often have the likes of foxes, lions, lion-dogs but there are a few exceptions like wolves, elephants or horses. Never did I know there was a frog shrine though, and it was … Continue reading

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Unstaffed Stations Of Japan #4 – Yodo

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 … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Relics Of The Japanese Army’s WWII Military Facility

  An abandoned building in a field in the middle of nowhere might not interest too many but when I heard about this place I was keen to check it out. The fact that it was a relatively straightforward journey … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Modern Art Museum Where The Best Bits Are All External

Museums don’t often get featured on Tokyo Fox as I generally find it difficult to truly appreciate them. There are always exceptions though and one such example is this art museum up in Saitama which was brought to my attention … Continue reading

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Get Up Close With A Nakagin Capsule Tower Block Prototype At This Museum Just North Of Tokyo

Built in 1972 as a monument to a promised ideal that never came to fruition, the Nakagin Capsule Tower (8-10-6 Ginza, Chūō-ku) continues to be popular with photographers wanting to capture it’s unique architecture. The building is basically two towers … Continue reading

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