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Things to do in Roppongi

Things to do in Roppongi

The most “infamous” area for its nightlife and bars in Tokyo, might be not a destination many tourists see worth visiting during the day, but come here for the nightlife scene. Far away from just that party image, the area has many shrines to see, museums and gardens...
Ameyoko market streets

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...
Square-Enix Cafe Akihabara

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...
3 day trip to Okinawa

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...
Sanno Matsuri at Hie Shrine

Sanno Matsuri at Hie Shrine

Even being celebrated in around mid June every two years, is still one of the most famous festivals in Tokyo. Whilst Sanno Matsuri takes place in even years, the Kanda Matsuri is celebrated in odd numbered years. With parades scheduled and festivities for a week, we...
How to avoid the crowd at Fushimi Inari

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...
Tokyo Joypolis Sega indoor amusement park

Tokyo Joypolis Sega indoor amusement park

In the leisure island of Odaiba, placed between two shopping malls lies an amazing indoor amusement park, Tokyo Joypolis. Love interactive videogames and simulators?  Then let me introduce you the many attractions of the indoor amusement park by Sega, and the reasons...
Things to do in Kabukicho

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,...
Hype at Kawasaki warehouse arcade

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...

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Ginza for beginners

One of the World’s most expensive districts is located in Tokyo. The district of Ginza attracts visitors from all corners of our planet, with basically two different profiles. Those who come to see the luxurious district, those who are part of the luxury. Not a place... read more

Rain in Kabukicho red light district

Before photography school started last month, I had some spare time to keep on running around wild with my Fujifilm camera on hand. And there was a special time and place I wanted to shoot, Kabukicho, by night, under the rain. This is a short photogallery of that... read more

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

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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