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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...

Mount Takao the closest nature escape from Tokyo

Mount Takao, located at West of Tokyo, in Hachioji, is quite a popular destination for light mountain hikes and enjoy nature, specially during the Momiji in Autumn. As it is nearby Tokyo, expect crowds on weekends. For hikers Mount Takao has an extense network of...

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...

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...

Hie shrine

hie shrine One of the main shrines of Tokyo since centuries ago, the shrine was once part of the Imperial Palace, and the deity of Hie was also the protector of the castle. The shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved it to the grounds of the Edo, and later, Tokugawa Hidetada...

Venus Fort and Toyota History Garage

Venus Fort and Toyota history garage Losing sense of time and space in Odaiba, it’s possible. That’s how it feels after spending just a couple of hours inside Palette town complex in Odaiba. For those aficionados to vintage cars and mid 20th century memorabilia, head...

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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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...

Hype in Tokyo Sky Tree

The Tokyo Sky Tree!! The tallest tower in the world!! Already hyped after my visit in 2010 to Japan, I saw the tower under construction, and I just recovered one of the pictures I took at the time. You can check pictures of Tokyo Sky Tree next, through my visits every...

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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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Kanazawa’s kitchen Omicho market

Kanazawa's kitchen omicho market On our trip to Ishikawa prefecture, our first stop at Kanazawa couldn’t be other than a morning visit to Kanazawa’s kitchen, the central market of Omicho. Established during the Edo period in the 18th century, it has been the main... read more

Nakameguro sakura

Nakameguro river sakura Cherry blossom season in Japan is a must see for any traveler, and has made it into one of the top travel dreams to contemplate the event of the year anywhere in Japan. In parks, gardens, and several city spots. One of the most popular in Tokyo... read more

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... 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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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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