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Toranomon Hills

Por kirai el 12 de July de 2014 en Architecture,Tokyo

This past week I have been working for a couple of days at Toranomon Hills, the new tallest building in Tokyo (inaugurated one month ago) after surpassing Tokyo Midtown. Toranomon Hills is 255.5 meters / 838 feet tall and has been built by Mori, the same construction company that built Roppongi Hills. Unlike Roppongi Hills, […]

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Walking Around Residential Areas – Setagaya

Por kirai el 24 de June de 2014 en JapanGuide,Tokyo

One of the tips that I usually give people that come to Japan for the first time is to “not to worry” too much and wander around without a clear destination in mind. One of the things that I enjoy the most about living in Tokyo is to get lost with my camera in residential […]

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Walking Around Kameido

Por kirai el 20 de March de 2014 en Tokyo

Kameido is a neighborhood in east Tokyo (JR Sobu line from Akihabara to Chiba) which is not very touristy but it’s worth to take a stroll around its alleys. Nowadays the eastern part of Tokyo is the youngest and most lively part of the city (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, etc), however during the Edo era the […]

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Tokyo’s Guitar Street

Por kirai el 10 de January de 2014 en Tokyo

Ochanomizu is a must-see location for guitar lovers that come to Tokyo. Ochanomizu is a street plenty of shops, some of them occupying whole buildings, specialized in guitars and string instruments in general. Google Maps

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One Gigapixel Photo from Roppongi Hills

Por kirai el 11 de April de 2013 en Tokyo

Check this impressive interactive panoramic one gigapixel photo captured from Roppongi Hills in Tokyo

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Jimbocho, the neighbourhood of the old books

Por kirai el 16 de June de 2011 en Tokyo

I had been several times around Jimbocho, near Tokyo Station, but up until recently I hadn’t had the time to enjoy the famous streets where you can find plenty of second hand books. Last month, I could finally go there and snoop around the bookstores. I wasn’t expecting to find so many stores! There are […]

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Books about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Tohoku

Por kirai el 09 de June de 2011 en Tokyo

Since I have a Kindle I go less often to my favorite bookstore Kinokuniya, but I recently went there for a while to see the latest Japanese book releases. I found shelves and sections dedicated completely to books about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Tohoku, whose consequences we are still living in Japan. […]

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Sakura blossomed!

Por kirai el 10 de April de 2011 en Tokyo

The cherry trees (sakura) in Tokyo blossomed last week helping those of us here to continue with the diversity of our lives. This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated the arrival of spring under the flowers of sakura trees. If you are here, these are the best places to enjoy the event in Tokyo. […]

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