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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.

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...

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...

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...

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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Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata

Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata The vast park located in the city of Niigata was opened in 1873, and it’s most important feature is that it was the first public park in Japan. A place were citizens can walk around, contemplate nature all four seasons. The park is... read more

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... read more

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... 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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