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Tokyo Daytripper: A Tall Kannon Statue & A Very Expensive Golden God Temple

   The city of Nasu up in Tochigi prefecture seemed to me like it was basically just one long road, known simply as Nasu-kaido Street, with a load of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and museums off to the side of it. However, … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of Shin Godzilla #7 – Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line & Utsunomiya

The seventh and final part of this ‘Shin Gojira‘ filming locations series limps to a disappointing finish but maybe that is quite apt given how many of the Godzilla movies have finished in such a fashion! The conclusion of this … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Town In Tochigi Built On A Mountain Of Stone

   It is very rare to find an inland town built on a mountain of stone as they are usually found on the coastlines and valleys of Japan caused by earthquakes or volcanoes. That’s not the case though for this … Continue reading

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An Egyptian Pyramid Amidst Japanese Forest! You Better Believe It!

The most popular place in Africa for Japanese to visit is definitely Egypt with the 4,500 year old Pyramids the prime reason for them travelling there. That’s no surprise of course but very few (from the people I’ve spoken to … Continue reading

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A Day In Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefecture)

  Mention the city of Utsunomiya to any Japanese person and the likely first response will be a remark about gyoza. This part of Tochigi prefecture is famed for these delectable  dumplings and so Neil and I felt obliged to … Continue reading

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