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

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Tokyo, the city where I lived and made my spiritual home. Journey through the 23 special wards, places I visited and what to do in the city that created Hype in Tokyo.

Furusato Matsuri in Tokyo

At the beginning of every year, there’s one event that I look forward to assist. At Tokyo Dome, during a week, all Japanese gastronomy and part of its traditions unite under the landmark venue. One of the main events during the eight days festival is the Nebuta night...

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,...

Breakfast with snakes in Tokyo

The young lively district of Harajuku is the last place one could think of sipping a coffee with the company of snakes. Remember, I’m talking about a district in Tokyo, where any kind of Cafe you could imagine exists. Do not fear, Tokyo Sanke Center is secure and...

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival Legend says that over 1400 years ago, two fisherman found caught in their fishing net a little statue. They took it to a third man to see it, and he recognized that the statue was of Kannon, and decided to establish a shrine in its...

Mitama matsuri at Yasukuni shrine

mitama matsuri at yasukuni shrine Yasukuni shrine In the district of Chiyoda-ku, in central Tokyo, the Yasukuni shrine was constructed in 1869 to enshrine the ones who fought for Japan during war times with other countries. The spirits of over 2 milion people died for...

Gundam (mobile suit) in Odaiba

Gundam RX-78 LAST POST: Farewell, Gundam. The giant robot will leave its spot in Odaiba next spring 2017. Still a chance to go and see the giant robot before its too late! This Titan is 18 meters high and was built as part of the 30th anniversary of Gundam, the...

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...

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...
Ginza for beginners

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...
Exploring the old Tsukiji Market

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...

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...

Ryogoku walk guide

ryogoku walk guide The center of the Sumo world in Tokyo. That place is Ryogoku district. Within the district, several Sumo stables, where the Sumo wrestlers train and live, chanko restaurants all over the district, and other Sumo related attractions. A deeper walk on...

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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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Mitama matsuri at Yasukuni shrine

mitama matsuri at yasukuni shrine Yasukuni shrine In the district of Chiyoda-ku, in central Tokyo, the Yasukuni shrine was constructed in 1869 to enshrine the ones who fought for Japan during war times with other countries. The spirits of over 2 milion people died for... read more

Ryogoku walk guide

ryogoku walk guide The center of the Sumo world in Tokyo. That place is Ryogoku district. Within the district, several Sumo stables, where the Sumo wrestlers train and live, chanko restaurants all over the district, and other Sumo related attractions. A deeper walk on... read more

Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata's saito family villa Invited to visit the former Saito family summer villa in Niigata, I couldn’t resist to see a traditional Japanese house and its magnificent garden, the Saito villa is one of the landmarks of the city. Constructed over four years from 1917... read more

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

Follow the Hype

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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