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Farewell Hype in Tokyo

Farewell Hype in Tokyo

Farewell Hype in Tokyo It was time to make a decision. 2018 has been a year of lots of changes, growth and professionalization as photographer, and I needed a re-branding. I thought about different names and logos, but the answer was the most simple. As a... read more
Mitama matsuri at Yasukuni shrine

Mitama matsuri at Yasukuni shrine

mitama matsuri at yasukuni shrine Yasukuni shrine In the district of Chiyoda-ku, in central Tokyo, the Yasukuni shrine was constructed in 1869 to enshrine the ones who fought for Japan during war times with other countries. The spirits of over 2 milion people died for... read more
Ryogoku walk guide

Ryogoku walk guide

ryogoku walk guide The center of the Sumo world in Tokyo. That place is Ryogoku district. Within the district, several Sumo stables, where the Sumo wrestlers train and live, chanko restaurants all over the district, and other Sumo related attractions. A deeper walk on... read more
Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata's saito family villa Invited to visit the former Saito family summer villa in Niigata, I couldn’t resist to see a traditional Japanese house and its magnificent garden, the Saito villa is one of the landmarks of the city. Constructed over four years from 1917... read more
Kanazawa’s kitchen Omicho market

Kanazawa’s kitchen Omicho market

Kanazawa's kitchen omicho market On our trip to Ishikawa prefecture, our first stop at Kanazawa couldn’t be other than a morning visit to Kanazawa’s kitchen, the central market of Omicho. Established during the Edo period in the 18th century, it has been the main... read more
Nakameguro sakura

Nakameguro sakura

Nakameguro river sakura Cherry blossom season in Japan is a must see for any traveler, and has made it into one of the top travel dreams to contemplate the event of the year anywhere in Japan. In parks, gardens, and several city spots. One of the most popular in Tokyo... read more
Guide to Shinto

Guide to Shinto

Guide to Shinto IntroductionTo understand the original religion of Japan, the Shinto, one must throw away all monotheistic concepts and religions like Christianism. It’s always a difficult matter to explain to visitors and people that ask me about Shinto, and assuming... read more
Gundam (mobile suit) in Odaiba

Gundam (mobile suit) in Odaiba

Gundam RX-78 LAST POST: Farewell, Gundam. The giant robot will leave its spot in Odaiba next spring 2017. Still a chance to go and see the giant robot before its too late! This Titan is 18 meters high and was built as part of the 30th anniversary of Gundam, the... read more
Hie shrine

Hie shrine

hie shrine One of the main shrines of Tokyo since centuries ago, the shrine was once part of the Imperial Palace, and the deity of Hie was also the protector of the castle. The shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved it to the grounds of the Edo, and later, Tokugawa Hidetada... read more
Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata

Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata

Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata The vast park located in the city of Niigata was opened in 1873, and it’s most important feature is that it was the first public park in Japan. A place were citizens can walk around, contemplate nature all four seasons. The park is... read more

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Mitama matsuri at Yasukuni shrine

mitama matsuri at yasukuni shrine Yasukuni shrine In the district of Chiyoda-ku, in central Tokyo, the Yasukuni shrine was constructed in 1869 to enshrine the ones who fought for Japan during war times with other countries. The spirits of over 2 milion people died for... read more

Ryogoku walk guide

ryogoku walk guide The center of the Sumo world in Tokyo. That place is Ryogoku district. Within the district, several Sumo stables, where the Sumo wrestlers train and live, chanko restaurants all over the district, and other Sumo related attractions. A deeper walk on... read more

Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata's saito family villa Invited to visit the former Saito family summer villa in Niigata, I couldn’t resist to see a traditional Japanese house and its magnificent garden, the Saito villa is one of the landmarks of the city. Constructed over four years from 1917... read more

Niigata food guide

The cultural heritage of every country talks through its food, specially isolated countries for centuries, like the islands of Japan. Nowadays it’s easy to have a bowl of ramen in the streets of Barcelona, or taste fresh sushi in a market in Los Angeles, but many... read more

Tokyo from the sky deck

Roppongi Hills is an example of a city inside the city. The humongous titan tower standing in the heart of Tokyo is a non-stop beating with human flow in and out the tower. Offices, apartments, shopping, museum and the observation deck. Probably one of the best... read more

Hiwatari-sai festival at Mt. Takao

Walking barefoot over coals. The main event of the “Walking over fire” festival. A simple premise, yet courageous event held every winter solstice in Takao, west of Tokyo. Endure hard trainings for meditation and purification purposes, like standing under a waterfall,... read more

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