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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

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…

2020 should have been a celebratory year for Ariake, one of the islands of reclaimed land that lay within Tokyo Bay. Alas, the global Covid-19 situation and subsequent cancelation-postponement of the Olympics and…

Developed along the outer moat of Edo Castle, Kagurazaka has a long history as an Edo Period geisha district and a popular entertainment hub. These days, the neighborhood is an exquisite blend…

Slotting in between Tamachi and Shinagawa, the Takanawa area is set to see a lot of development in the coming years as plans for its transformation into a hub for global business…

Bordered by the Arakawa and Sumida rivers, Kita-Senju has long been a popular stepping off point from which to view the spectacular Adachi Fireworks Festival. Despite the cancellation of the 2020 and…

The warren of streets where expensive fashion boutiques rub shoulders with more affordable brands such as A.P.C. and eclectic places such as Hollywood Ranch Market are undoubtedly what draws the majority of…

Twist and turn your way through the wooded, mountainous landscape around Kirishima Kinkowan National Park, which lies on the border between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, stopping off for relaxing onsens, delicious local…