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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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

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

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... read more

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... read more

Things to do in Kabukicho

Shinjuku, my second residence has the red light district of Tokyo, and despite it’s bad reputation, Kabukicho was once my playground. Saying it that way seems that I’m the night king of the sleepless town, but that’s not what I meant. The truth is,... read more

Hype at Kawasaki warehouse arcade

Japan has a a serious sense of creativity and entertainment. Themed places, buildings and restaurants are located most of them in Tokyo. This is not the case of Kawasaki warehouse. As the name itself, is located in the city of Kawasaki, only a few stops by train from... read more

Day at the beach in Shonan: Gaijin stories

Summer in Japan means blazing hot and humid days, feels like melting and smells like roasted meat.  To skip dying by a heatstroke (it’s really a thing on the news every summer) you can head to shonan area for a fun day trip, nearby Tokyo. So as I did with a... 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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