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

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Quick stop in lake Ashi

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...
My problem with selfie sticks

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...
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...
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...
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,...

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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... read more

Tokyo from the sky deck

Roppongi Hills is an example of a city inside the city. The humongous titan tower standing in the heart of Tokyo is a non-stop beating with human flow in and out the tower. Offices, apartments, shopping, museum and the observation deck. Probably one of the best... read more

Hiwatari-sai festival at Mt. Takao

Walking barefoot over coals. The main event of the “Walking over fire” festival. A simple premise, yet courageous event held every winter solstice in Takao, west of Tokyo. Endure hard trainings for meditation and purification purposes, like standing under a waterfall,... read more

Japan budget guide for students

Japan is one of the most desired and dreamed countries to live, that’s a fact. Constantly applying new regulations for long-term residents, students, and trying to open to highly skilled professionals, still Japan is not that friendly affordable for student pockets.... read more

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

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

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