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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...

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...
Kawaguchiko and a ride to Kachi Kachi ropeway

Kawaguchiko and a ride to Kachi Kachi ropeway

The small hot spring resort town in Yamanashi prefecture is also a popular spot for Mount Fuji views and several popular tourist attractions, all with the background of Japan’s largest volcano. Take a day trip escape from Tokyo or stay in one of the hot spring resorts...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Things to do in Niigata

The capital city of Niigata prefecture, in the northern coast of Japan may not be amongst the most popular destinations for tourists. The summer breeze, the seafood, the scenery, the crafts and sake breweries, just 2 hours shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Not enough...

Yahiko village power spots

There are lots of special places that have the characteristics to become spiritual power spots. Usually a shrine or sacred spot, but I heard on my trip around Niigata about Yahiko village. A whole power spot town in this corner of Japan. Yahiko shrine To be considered...

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...

Roppongi night photo spots

The popular nightlife district of Tokyo is not only about the clubbing scene. It attracts dozens of photographers every now and then for their top photo spots and architecture. Most of the spots are located around the almighty Roppongi Hills building, so everybody can...

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Things to do in Niigata

The capital city of Niigata prefecture, in the northern coast of Japan may not be amongst the most popular destinations for tourists. The summer breeze, the seafood, the scenery, the crafts and sake breweries, just 2 hours shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Not enough... read more

Roppongi night photo spots

The popular nightlife district of Tokyo is not only about the clubbing scene. It attracts dozens of photographers every now and then for their top photo spots and architecture. Most of the spots are located around the almighty Roppongi Hills building, so everybody can... read more

Yahiko village power spots

There are lots of special places that have the characteristics to become spiritual power spots. Usually a shrine or sacred spot, but I heard on my trip around Niigata about Yahiko village. A whole power spot town in this corner of Japan. Yahiko shrine To be considered... read more

Fresh snow in Andorra

Every year since I was a kid, I’ve been going at least once to Andorra. The quality of their ski stations, shopping streets and nature activities had been more than enough reasons to visit my neighbour country in the Pyrenees. An example of what could be a winter... read more

Weird Japan as seen by tourists

Many times I’ve seen tourists in Japan (even myself) rise eyebrows to some things that are normal in Japan. Let’s explain a few things. From accomodation, to themed restaurants, toilets, robots, plastic food, and everything visual walking around the streets of Japan.... read more

Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna tour experience

Back to our travel bloggers adventures from Tenerife, I had the chance to participate in many of the activities. I have to recognize I was an ignorant of what was awaiting us in Tenerife, and one of the things that I was looking forward to, was to explore the city... read more

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