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

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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.

Tokyo Dome City

UPDATED: Photos recovered and text reviewed Tokyo Dome City is one of my favourite places in Tokyo, and also the first place I visited on my first trip to Japan with some friends back in 2009. After 5 years, I made it back to Japan and studied in a japanese school....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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

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,...

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...

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Travel consultant and writer. Degree in Tourism management and master's degree in Travel Journalism. Lived and studied in Tokyo for three years, where I started my journal blog Hype in Tokyo. I maintained the name from that period in Tokyo for my travel projects as a memento of where it all started.

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Gaudí’s secret lab and the Colònia Güell

Last month, a few members of Barcelona Travel Bloggers went on a blog trip to Colònia Güell. The modernist site and industrial colony of the 19th century is located out of Barcelona city, far from other major modernist sites created by Antoni Gaudí. An important site... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Things to do in Montjuïc

Southwest of Barcelona, the hills of Montjuïc have seen the development of the city from its origins, and has been also an important part of that story. From top of the hill, one can take a look from one side to Barcelona, and the Mediterranean Sea from the other... read more

The beauty of Toshogu in Nikko

Surrounded by forest and guarded by the large complex of temples, lies the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toshogu is a must do visit north of Tokyo, for all those passionate about history, culture, crafts, and nature. Around the... read more

Kawagoe’s Candy Alley

Kashiya Yokochō is the Japanese name for a small shopping area in Kawagoe, known in English as Candy Alley. North from the traditional warehouse district streets, a sweets paradise awaits for those venturing to Kawagoe. Traditional Japanese sweets The major... read more

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