Category : Travel

Information on Japan, major events and happenings.

The first shrine visit at the beginning of each year is an integral part of Japanese culture, referred to as Hatsumode. Every year, people are faced with a variety of shrines they can choose from …

At 4 PM, 4 or more dragons were set to patrol the Chinatown streets. Store owners hung a red envelope for the dragon to get and sometimes after disappearing into the store, the dragon reappeared …

When missing the last train in Japan, one has a lot of opportunities to explore the local area during a long walk home. Below are pictures of Nakano by night, Japan’s most densely inhabited district. …

You can’t go to Tokyo without going in Yokohama.. second biggest city in Japan, and part of the Big Tokyo megapolis, Yokohama have a lot of intersting spot you have to see. Like Chinatown, minato …

Another great place to visit that is close to Tokyo is Yokohama. The Chinatown is fabulous but there are so many nice places to visit that it makes for a full day trip.

Kichijōji (吉祥寺) is a neighborhood in the city of Musashino in Tokyo, Japan. It is centered on the commercial area to the north of its train station and has a youthful, artistic, slightly countercultural reputation.

I like the geometry of buddist pagodas, these white&red stripes give a sense of stairs leading somewhere higher.

A small dragon was placed outside a souvenir shop and started dancing at once when the owner …

That was the very first day we arrived at Tokyo. We were just checking the path to Keio hotel where would our next day journey start from and then I realized that Touchou is just …

Japanese Architecture is fascinating and a current inspirational resource for my own work. These are photographs of my favourite buildings situated in Tokyo. (Photos by Carlo Fumarola taken between 2008 and 2010)

Nakagin Capsule Tower_Super …

Every time I am in Japan I attend as many Baseball games as possible. It is just something special to me and to many people in Japan too. Many don’t even know that Baseball (or …

I’ve visited Japan 3 times so far and will be returning again in April for my longest stay yet(3 weeks). I always come to this famous temple and give thanks and prayers for a safe …

Sushi for lunch. 2 types of Ebi (shrimp), Hotate (scallop), Salmon, Ikura (Salmon roe).

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If you already gone to yoyogi park on sunday, you saw for sure the Rockabilly Club ( ロカビリクラブ) wearing old style leather jacket, strange hair style and dancing japanese rock’n’roll.

I made this video maybe …

In August last year, as part of a larger trip, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Tokyo… by myself.

To give some background to the significance that week had on my life, …

I kinda liked the train stations in japan :O

Who do not know the Sumo (相撲 )?? The most well know martial art in Japan. There are six Grand Sumo tournaments each year, and tree of them are held in Ryōgoku, Tokyo, on the …