The place where all the Hype started. All the travel information and best spots related to the 23 wards of Tokyo.



All the cities and places I've visited through the prefectures of Japan.



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Visiting Park Güell in Barcelona

Once a free entrance leisure spot for anyone to walk, with the popularity of all Gaudí related architecture, like the incomplete masterpiece Sagrada Familia, the flood of tourists had to be controlled. Now, booking tickets in advance to access the park is a must if... read more

Cueva del Viento in Tenerife

A day before the TBMTenerife started officially, I was already on the island ready for adventure. The first activity I participated was the visit to the Cueva del Viento “Wind’s cave”. With that name and a quick net research I was thrilled to go deep into a cave... read more

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... read more

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... 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

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... read more

Things to do in Montjuïc

Southwest of Barcelona, the hills of Montjuïc have seen the development of the city from its origins, and has been also an important part of that story. From top of the hill, one can take a look from one side to Barcelona, and the Mediterranean Sea from the other... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Hype in Sagrada Familia

Countless, are the times in my life I passed next to the most famous landmark of Barcelona, take a photo and showed it to friends from other countries. The temple attracts thousands of visitors every year from every corner of the World, but I’ve never been... read more

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About Me

Travel consultant and writer. Degree in Tourism management and master's degree in Travel Journalism. Lived and studied in Tokyo for three years, where I started my journal blog Hype in Tokyo. I maintained the name from that period in Tokyo for my travel projects as a memento of where it all started.



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