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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Mount Takao the closest nature escape from Tokyo

Mount Takao, located at West of Tokyo, in Hachioji, is quite a popular destination for light mountain hikes and enjoy nature, specially during the Momiji in Autumn. As it is nearby Tokyo, expect crowds on weekends. For hikers Mount Takao has an extense network of... read more

The reverse of reverse culture shock

When new people I meet discovers I lived in Japan for more than two years, many ask “You must have had a hard time with the culture shock”. It was a bit troublesome sometimes, but I adapted pretty fast. The problem was when I came back to Barcelona. I had a hard time... read more

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

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

Ameyoko market streets

One of those market streets mazes one can get lost in and never come back, either in a shopping spree, or really because of getting lost. Located in between Ueno and Okachimachi stations in Taito district, the old market of Ameyoko stands still through time. Story of... 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

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About Me

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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