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Stephan Jarvis

A graduate of the University of the Arts London, Stephan has been living and working in Japan for over 10 years, providing written and visual content for a variety of publications. He enjoys schlock ‘80s horror and action movies, cycling and motorsport. Keep an eye out for him exploring the streets or follow on Instagram @stephanjarvisphotographer and Twitter @shipventsajar

Articles by Stephan

A few stops down from Shinjuku on the Keio New Line lies the inconspicuous neighborhood of Hatagaya. It may not look like much upon arrival but make your way down Nishihara Shotengai…

A city as big as Tokyo means it’s easy to overlook some of what the smaller suburbs have to offer. One such under-the-radar neighborhood is the former university town of Gakugeidaigaku which…

Often dismissed as a soulless salaryman town, Toranomon is working hard to dispel this image with ambitious plans for the future. There’s still a long way to go before it can rival…

A popular, thriving international commercial hub, (due to its easy access from Haneda Airport) Hamamatsucho has recently seen a lot of redevelopment in order to modernize and build on this reputation. With…

If you’ve got a license to ride, follow the old Koshu Kaido (Route 20) out of Tokyo. Blast through Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures with the wind in your face, embracing the…

Better known for popular evening entertainment venues such as Ageha, Studio Coast and 1st Ring, Shin-Kiba has more going for it during the daytime than you might know. In contrast to an image…

Thanks mostly to the IT boom of the early 2000s, Tokyo has seen an increase in the number of Indian workers and their families now calling the city home. More than 3,000…

The world’s second tallest man-made structure, Tokyo Skytree, dominates the Oshiage neighborhood. But take the time to wander around and you’ll be rewarded with some lovely hidden gems and beautiful hanami season…