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A peaceful morning alone in Kyoto

Besides visiting the main tourist spots of the city, the old capital of Japan has many temples and shrines unknown for the major part of foreigner visitors. For those visiting for the first time, and with a limited time, there are lots of places to see in one day in...

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Kanazawa samurai district

To step literally in history is an amazing feeling, like the time I walked around the Nagamachi district in Kanazawa. Also known for being the samurai district of the city, many residences, shops and streets remain there, most of them restaured to their origins. The...

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Dotonbori neon food streets

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...

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Zeniarai Benten in Kamakura

After visiting some shrines in Japan, praying to the gods for health, happiness, or fertility, the Zeniarai Benten in Kamakura makes visitors take some more action. Zeniarai means coin washing, and that’s how visitors have to proceed for praying here. Nice to...

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...

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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...

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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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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 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

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival Legend says that over 1400 years ago, two fisherman found caught in their fishing net a little statue. They took it to a third man to see it, and he recognized that the statue was of Kannon, and decided to establish a shrine in its... 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

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

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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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