Things to do in Odaiba, the hype list

Home of Fuji TV and the Tokyo Big Sight convention and communication center, the leisure artificial island in Tokyo Bay has a lot to offer for tourists and visitors, families, groups of friends and specially lot of places and activities designed for a perfect date with your couple. At least four different shopping malls, Arcade and game centers, hot springs theme park Oedo Onsen Monogatari and Miraikan. Tokyo’s own leisure island. Here’s the ultimate hype list of things to do in Odaiba. The order of places goes from further on the Yurikamome line at Tokyo Big Sight, to closer to the leisure center of the island, in Daiba.
You can also download this article from GPSMyCity app to get directions to use offline on your iphone or ipad of the places I reviewed.

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Rainbow Bridge and statue of Liberty replica views from Odaiba, Tokyo.

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Day at the beach in Shonan: Gaijin stories

Summer in Japan means blazing hot and humid days, feels like melting and smells like roasted meat.  To skip dying by a heatstroke (it’s really a thing on the news every summer) you can head to shonan area for a fun day trip, nearby Tokyo.
So as I did with a friend visiting me ends of July, we took our towels, sandals, and water guns and headed to shonan. Also, we went there to see the fireworks at Yuigahama beach, so it was worth a day. Here’s the story of a couple of male gaijin (foreigner in japanese) going to the beach.

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Typical beach hut in Japan.

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Walk around Barcelona

Not so many times I have the chance to relax and walk around Barcelona. Usually, I go from point A to B because I need to, and never think about it. It’s only when friends from abroad visit my hometown that I take my camera, spend some time with them and behave like a tourist in my own country. Did it so many times that I have a predefined route for newcomers.
Keep reading to see some photos and get to know the basic route I recommend for newcomers to Barcelona.

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Passeig de Sant Joan, Barcelona.

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Matsuri Japan in Barcelona

Japan, the country I fell in love with, and my hometown Barcelona, united in one event once a year, the Matsuri Japan. The Matsuri Japan took place on first weekend of June, and it’s the third consecutive year the event took place next to the beach in Barcelona. A two day event with plenty of activities, food stands, souvenirs shops and related. Sipping a cold can of green tea to trying on a japanese kimono or participating in a bon odori dance, japanese style, you can check all photos of the event through this post.

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Matsuri Japan in Barcelona.

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