(Photo taken a the Izu Animal Kingdom Zoo) Why do I mention it? Well, only a few readers may know about the story of TokyoStreetView, but it started almost a decade before with a website called AkihabaraNews. During my years there, I started a project called “ObjectifJapon” that was supposed to become a project for […]

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Want to enjoy some traditional Japanese sweets while walking in Taishakuten Sando, one of Tokyo’s most famous Showa era shopping streets? Well forget everything that most guidebooks suggest you do within the confines of Tokyo and take a 30 minute train ride to visit Shibamata! Very popular among Japanese tourists, Shibamata is one of those […]

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Depending on where you are getting your information from, Matsumoto Castle in Nagano is either the second or third most beautiful castle in Japan, and to be fair, we cannot disagree here! Located about 220km away from Tokyo it is considered to be one of Japan’s most important national treasures. Built in the 16th century, […]

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Working on color correcting Matsumoto Castle shots… Yesterday’s weather was far from being perfect as you can see below and I am working on giving back Matsumoto Castle’s sky the blue it deserves. What do you think? (Cast your vote below!!)

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Located in Shibuya, Meiji-Jingu (Meiji Shrine) is a Japanese holy site dedicated to the spirit of the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. Built only recently (from 1915 to 1926), the shrine was built in the traditional ‘nagare-zukuri’ style using mainly copper and Japanese cypress. Unfortunately, like many other buildings around Tokyo, Meiji-Jingu was […]

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Japanese Cherry Blossom (Sakura) enthusiast rowing on boats around Tokyo Imperial Palace

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Step aside Harajuku! For, like the over-tanned ‘Gyaru’ fad, you are not cool anymore! That’s right…we said it, Harajuku is not cool anymore! Maybe because of its over-popularity among tourists from across Japan and around the world, Japan’s fashion-oriented youth that once shopped around Harajuku have a new safe haven with Shimokitazawa. Not only does […]

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The art of sushi making is as complex as it is gorgeous to see and when you are blessed with the chance to have a famous Japanese chef with more than 35 years of experience preparing our very own plate of sushi we had no other choice than to share this unique experience you. So […]

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Welcome to the second part of our Kiso Valley behind the scenes look. If you missed the first part of this journal, just stop right here and read this first: Kiso Valley Trip Day 1. For all the others, let’s continue our little trip together. We finally arrived at Tsumago after a 40 minutes drive […]

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Located in Hachioji, an hour away by car from Tokyo, the Kogesawa Bairin is an incredible garden featuring no less than 1,400 plum trees that, like cherry trees, offer a few days per year when you can enjoy the unique scenery of white and pink blooming flowers. Next time you are visiting Mt. Takao (soon […]

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Located near the Imperial Palace and the Yasukuni Shrine, Chidorigafuchi Is a national Japanese cemetery and memorial for around 350,000 unidentified war dead of the Second World War. Despite its gloomy background, Chidorigafuchi is, once a year during hanami (the ‘cherry blossom season’), one of Tokyo’s hottest places to enjoy the cherry blossoms either by […]

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There is no denying that by day Nakameguro’s river and its cherry blossoms are a feast for your eyes, but by night things get even more… marvelous… Don’t just take my word for it! Have a look at the video above and enjoy!

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