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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

Stepping out from the station’s East Exit leads you straight into the dominant landmark of the area: the sleek and sprawling Futako-Tamagawa Rise complex. Open since 2015, it comprises high-rise apartment towers,…

Whether you’re into history and culture, sports and theme park rides, or flower spotting, Korakuen makes for an entertaining date spot. Sensual Serenity Perfect for a romantic or rejuvenating stroll, Koishikawa Korakuen…

A melting pot of international residents, in part due to the large number of embassies in the vicinity, and an eclectic blend of independent shops, beauty salons, bars and eateries create a…

Long associated with a laid-back bohemian vibe, the suburb of Shimokitazawa (often referred to simply as “Shimokita”) is only a few train stops from Shibuya and Shinjuku. With Tokai University’s Yoyogi Campus…

Discover a more intimate side to Shinjuku, away from all the glitzy skyscrapers, in this long-standing drinking quarter. Sandwiched between the serene, historical Hanazono Shrine and the winding, leafy Shinjuku Esplanade Park …

Zero in on an area transformed in recent years from dreary business district to revitalized cultural hub that is littered with plaques, monuments and stylings highlighting its illustrious history. Bridge Over Troubled…

One of Tokyo’s oldest neighborhoods, “Sancha” is overflowing with food, fun and friendliness. To begin your Sancha daytrip, make sure you arrive the right way by taking the short, eco-friendly Setagaya Tram Line.…

The go-to neighborhood for all things Korean has seen another surge in popularity recently, but there is more to discover than just K-Pop and corn dogs. Street Eats A key ingredient of…