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Surprise encounters in Nagoya castle

Being one of the three greatest castles of Japan, it was a matter of time for me to visit Nagoya castle. Himeji and Kumamoto make the greatest three. Even though I knew it is still on stage one of its reconstruction, I couldn’t miss the chance to go, enter the...

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...

Hidden Treasures of Nara park nigatsudo and sangatsudo

Clouds were rolling over the heads of the dozens of tourists flocking around Todaiji, playing with the deers of Nara Park and taking selfies without noticing there was more people around them. Same clouds were rolling over my mind, changing my mood as I was standing...

The beauty of Toshogu in Nikko

Surrounded by forest and guarded by the large complex of temples, lies the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toshogu is a must do visit north of Tokyo, for all those passionate about history, culture, crafts, and nature. Around the...

Things to do in Kanazawa, my Golden week trip

It’s been a little more than 2 years of my trip to Kanazawa, but I would like to share some tips and my experience of my weekend in Kanazawa for Golden Week. At the time, I wasn’t good enough with japanese reading so my friend Yurina helped me a lot with...

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...

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...

Exploring the old Tsukiji Market

When I heard the first time in 2016 that Tsukiji market was moving at the end of the year to its new location in Toyosu, I knew I had to make a last visit before its closure. I didn’t need to rush, as some difficulties in the construction of the new market amongst...

Quick stop in lake Ashi

On my weekend road trip around Kanagawa, I dedicated the first day to visit Hakone and ride through the mountain roads of the area. Once I arrived to the lake Ashi, or Ashinoko, I decided to take a break for lunch and explore by feet the surroundings of the lake. One...

Dotonbori travel photography gallery

The city of Osaka is known as one of the gastronomy spots of Japan, and most of its restaurants are concentrated in the streets of Dotonbori. Along the Dotonbori river there’s a large number of restaurants, huge billboards and flashy neon lights to get you distracted...

Weekend motorbike trip through Central Japan

It finally happened, after all this years riding my Harley Davidson in Europe, and my trips to Japan, I could combine the two aspects of my trips for a weekend ride on the Central Japan roads. An experience that was for long time in my bucket list, and it’s still at...
Views of Mount Fuji from Fujiyoshida

Views of Mount Fuji from Fujiyoshida

The chances of being able to see Mount Fuji from distance during rainy season in Japan are incredibly low. Still, I beat the odds last June. Always trust your travel instinct. That’s my motto, and it was proved that when choosing randomly a day to make an excursion to...

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Quick stop in lake Ashi

On my weekend road trip around Kanagawa, I dedicated the first day to visit Hakone and ride through the mountain roads of the area. Once I arrived to the lake Ashi, or Ashinoko, I decided to take a break for lunch and explore by feet the surroundings of the lake. One... read more

Vilanova i la geltrú, people of the sea

The town in the coast of Barcelona province has been the gateway to the mediterranean sea since long time ago. Stories of fishermen, coast village, popular festivities, and nowadays sea activities make Vilanova i la Geltrú a marvelous daytrip for all families. On... read more

Exploring the old Tsukiji Market

When I heard the first time in 2016 that Tsukiji market was moving at the end of the year to its new location in Toyosu, I knew I had to make a last visit before its closure. I didn’t need to rush, as some difficulties in the construction of the new market amongst... read more

My problem with selfie sticks

Almost every traveler has one, even I, that I’m going to complain about it. Not the selfie stick, but complain about the use people makes of it. If tourists were more conscious about their surroundings, then Japan wouldn’t have banned the use of selfie sticks in... read more

Things to do in Roppongi

The most “infamous” area for its nightlife and bars in Tokyo, might be not a destination many tourists see worth visiting during the day, but come here for the nightlife scene. Far away from just that party image, the area has many shrines to see, museums and gardens... read more

J-World Tokyo theme park

Based on the powerhouse characters from Shonen Jump magazine, the indoor theme park opened in 2013 in the shopping mall Sunshine City, located in Ikebukuro. Focused on kids entertainment and minigames, the park is ideal. For “young” foreign adults, the charm lies in... read more

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