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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.

Enjoying the seasons in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Located a few steps away from Tokyo Dome City, is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, and one of the oldest in the capital city. Coming here to observe all four seasons of the year is a must, and though is in the middle of Tokyo, is so...

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Hype in Samurai Armor photo studio

Long gone are the days when samurai defended their lords and fought under the way of the samurai, known as “bushido”. The times of the armored samurai came to an end during the Meiji restoration, when the new government abolished the warrior caste, and forbid the use...

Walk around Sensoji, photo session

As the title indicates, this entry is all about photos I’ve taken on my walk around Sensoji shrine, in Asakusa, Tokyo. Under the category Walk Around, I want to share with all readers the best of every place, only by photography. Those special moments or things...

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...

Miraikan, museum of the future

Though I lived for over three years in Tokyo, it wasn’t until my last trip as a tourist back to the big metropoli in summer that I decided to pay a visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, also known as Miraikan. Located in the artificial...

Shinjuku Omoide yokocho yakitori alleys

Next to Shinjuku station, on the west area lies the narrowest area for yakitori bars. In the postwar era, many shopping districts were built, but few survived the pass of the years and contemporary times. Shinjuku was a transit area between residential districts, and...

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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...

Ryogoku kokugikan Sumo Hall

We’re off season now but I felt like writting about one of the most traditional sports in Japan, Sumo, and the right place to watch Sumo matches is in the Ryogoku Sumo Hall, in Tokyo. Right next to the Edo Tokyo Museum it was opened in 1985 and has a capacity...

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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

Yahiko village power spots

There are lots of special places that have the characteristics to become spiritual power spots. Usually a shrine or sacred spot, but I heard on my trip around Niigata about Yahiko village. A whole power spot town in this corner of Japan. Yahiko shrine To be considered... 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

Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna tour experience

Back to our travel bloggers adventures from Tenerife, I had the chance to participate in many of the activities. I have to recognize I was an ignorant of what was awaiting us in Tenerife, and one of the things that I was looking forward to, was to explore the city... read more

Kawaguchiko and a ride to Kachi Kachi ropeway

The small hot spring resort town in Yamanashi prefecture is also a popular spot for Mount Fuji views and several popular tourist attractions, all with the background of Japan’s largest volcano. Take a day trip escape from Tokyo or stay in one of the hot spring resorts... 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

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