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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #14

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

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On The C*cks Trail……In Chiba!!

  The ‘On The Fox Trail…’ series on Tokyo Fox has generally included a fair number of shrines around Japan but for this one it’s more a case of going on the c*cks trail, if you will! As ever, I was … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Chiba-jo Castle

  “There’s a castle in Chiba!” is often the reaction of the Tokyo-ite folk I teach when the subject of castles occasionally pops up into conversation. I then confirm that there is indeed one and that I have been there … Continue reading

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July J-League Jaunts Taking-In Two Chiba Teams

As far as I’m concerned there’s only one team in Chiba and that’s Kashiwa Reysol! The reality though is that there are actually two sides based in this prefecture and they both play in yellow! The other team is called JEF United … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Narita-San Shinshoji Temple (Chiba)

  There’s far more to Narita than the Airport but making the effort to travel over that way is another thing. I’ve wanted to return to the Narita-San temple complex for many years but have always felt it too far … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Chiba Sights

It’s quite easy to knock Chiba but I will always have a strong affection for the place as its where my Japan adventure began all those years ago in a small apartment in Matsudo-shi. As transport links to Tokyo are good, … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Nokogiri-Yama Mountain In Chiba

Last Friday I went about three hours south-east of Tokyo to a place called Nokogiri-Yama in Chiba prefecture. It’s taken me a while to get my ar*e into gear and go to this place which isn’t in any of your guidebooks but … Continue reading

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