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All the cities and places I've visited through the prefectures of Japan.



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Kawagoe’s Candy Alley

Kashiya Yokochō is the Japanese name for a small shopping area in Kawagoe, known in English as Candy Alley. North from the traditional warehouse district streets, a sweets paradise awaits for those venturing to Kawagoe. Traditional Japanese sweets The major... read more

Hype in Sagrada Familia

Countless, are the times in my life I passed next to the most famous landmark of Barcelona, take a photo and showed it to friends from other countries. The temple attracts thousands of visitors every year from every corner of the World, but I’ve never been... read more

3 day trip to Okinawa

It was my last trip as an expat in Japan. The paradise islands from Okinawa. Just a 3 hour flight from Tokyo, it makes a perfect escape for the local tourists, and for those with time who venture to explore other parts of Japan. A trip we planned for 3 days in the... read more

Sanno Matsuri at Hie Shrine

Even being celebrated in around mid June every two years, is still one of the most famous festivals in Tokyo. Whilst Sanno Matsuri takes place in even years, the Kanda Matsuri is celebrated in odd numbered years. With parades scheduled and festivities for a week, we... read more

Food and Stars in La Rioja

Used to schedule and plan my solo trips for Hype in Tokyo, this time I let that work to my dad and his friends and joined his party for a weekend. Purpose of the trip? Good tapas in Logroño and observe the Stars at night on top of Laguna de Cameros, a small village in... read more

How to avoid the crowd at Fushimi Inari

Being the most important Shinto shrines, and famous for its “thousand gates” in Kyoto. Dedicated to Inari, the gods of rice and business. The popular believe amongst visitors is that, as its name implies from the Japanese “senbon torii”, there’s a thousand red gates... read more

Decorated streets at Festes de Gràcia

Every August, the district of Gràcia in Barcelona celebrates its festivities during eight days. Dozens of activities, traditions like castellers and concerts take place in the popular district. Being the largest neighborhood festival in Barcelona, is the residents... read more

Shinjuku Omoide yokocho yakitori alleys

Next to Shinjuku station, on the west area lies the narrowest area for yakitori bars. In the postwar era, many shopping districts were built, but few survived the pass of the years and contemporary times. Shinjuku was a transit area between residential districts, and... read more

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About Me

Travel consultant and writer. Degree in Tourism management and master's degree in Travel Journalism. Lived and studied in Tokyo for three years, where I started my journal blog Hype in Tokyo. I maintained the name from that period in Tokyo for my travel projects as a memento of where it all started.

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