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The Great Buddha, Monster Hospital, Quality Dog Time, A Sushi Museum & Live J-League Football!

Over the years I’ve visited many really interesting and quirky buddha statues in Japan of varying sizes and materials but arguably the most impressive and famous one is in Kanagawa Prefecture.   Kamakura was a slight detour en-route to Izu … Continue reading

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The Former Hospital Which Is Shaped Like A Monster

The vast majority of buildings in Japan are actually very dull and nondescript but that means that some of the more-intriguing, modern architectural structures really stand out. This place, located in a very quiet part of Shizuoka Prefecture, is one … Continue reading

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A Long & Steep Ride To Check Out The Cycle Racing Track Which Will Be Used At Tokyo 2020

  Tokyo may be the host city for next Summer’s Olympic Games but there are a few events taking place in other prefectures of Japan such as: Shooting – Asaka (Saitama); Golf – Kasumigaseki Country Club (Saitama); Surfing – Tsurigasaki (Chiba); … Continue reading

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Usami Kannon-Ji Temple

  As I took the train up the east coast of the Izu Peninsula towards Atami a few months ago I noticed a giant statue high up in the forest in the distance. My subsequent research told me that it … Continue reading

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