Harajuku fashion is always prominent in fashion magazines and videos about underground cultures. Plastic romantic, gothic lolita or glam rock, all styles have representative shops in Harajuku’s tiny alleys. The shops are mostly tiny, hidden away in basements at Takeshita street. As you move towards Urahara and Omotesando, the space opens up and stores getContinue reading “City life: Harajuku & Togo Shrine”
Winter is the season with the best visibility as fas as weather in Japan goes. Then, why not visit a tall observatory to enjoy the grandiose landscape of Tokyo?
It is a well known fact that Japan is a country of old people. It is also relatively known that Japanese tend to show love and respect towards their possessions, and they don’t like to throw things away, especially if these items are kimono or traditional decorations. These two phenomena combined create the perfect environmentContinue reading “Photolog: A day at Oedo Market”
The other day, on the way to Gifu, while we were lost and tried to find our way in the backstreets, my eye caught a glimpse of elegance in red. It was a sunny day today in Kanto and I had some free time to walk around, so I decided to head to Keihin FushimiContinue reading “Fushimi Inari in your area”
These days, I’m more stressed out than ever. I think my decision to eat that bite, was a bad one. If there is a single piece of advice that holds for everyone, that is “Don’t ‘Bite Off More Than You Can Chew’”. Thinking about that, I am reminiscent of my first month in Japan, whenContinue reading “A throwback”
The other day, we had to run some errands in the city center, so we decided to head towards the Diet building on the way. Surprisingly, after 4 years in Japan I still haven’t been to the location where all important national decisions are taken. Contrary to the Greek parliamentary building in Athens, which isContinue reading “Downtown Tokyo: Hibiya area”