Niigata food guide

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...
Furusato Matsuri in Tokyo

Furusato Matsuri in Tokyo

At the beginning of every year, there’s one event that I look forward to assist. At Tokyo Dome, during a week, all Japanese gastronomy and part of its traditions unite under the landmark venue. One of the main events during the eight days festival is the Nebuta night...
Hype in food: Sounds of Shabu Shabu

Hype in food: Sounds of Shabu Shabu

Take a thin slice of meat using chopsticks. Dip it into boiling broth inside a hot pot. Stir slowly side to side the chopsticks holding the meat. Hear the voice. How does it sound like? For Japanese that sound is “shabu shabu”. One of the best meals to gather friends...
Breakfast with snakes in Tokyo

Breakfast with snakes in Tokyo

The young lively district of Harajuku is the last place one could think of sipping a coffee with the company of snakes. Remember, I’m talking about a district in Tokyo, where any kind of Cafe you could imagine exists. Do not fear, Tokyo Sanke Center is secure and...
Square-Enix Cafe Akihabara

Square-Enix Cafe Akihabara

Exhausted after finishing the main quest in Akihabara area and gaining exp, my stats were running critical. I had to search for a shop or inn were I could buy a few potions to recover HP. I checked the map on my tech gear screen and pinpointed the location of a new...
Hype in Food: Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki

Hype in Food: Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki

Everytime I visit Kansai area is compulsory for me to eat the major dishes in the area, and in Osaka, my favourites are Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki. Specially, when I visit Dotonbori, I can’t resist to at least order Takoyaki. Take a look at the article to know a...
Food and Stars in La Rioja

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...
Hype in Food, the Donburi style

Hype in Food, the Donburi style

Donburi is the food name for “rice bowl” in Japanese. That’s the base for this typical Japanese dish. Though, the variations, restaurants, and food chains that offer donburi style food goes as far as the cook can create. Most of the plates have the...
Shinjuku Omoide yokocho yakitori alleys

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...
Hype in Kawaii Monster Cafe

Hype in Kawaii Monster Cafe

The district of fashion and kawaii culture of Harajuku took another turn in summer 2015, opening its best representative in the form of a restaurant. Stepping into Kawaii Monster Cafe it’s a one way trip to Wonderland and a sweet experience to enjoy. Would you...

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Travel photographer and journalist. Degree in Tourism management and master's degree in Travel Journalism. Lived and studied in Tokyo for more than 2 years, where I started my blog Hype in Tokyo. I kept the name from that period in Tokyo for my travel projects as a memento of where it all started.

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