Japan is one of the countries that are on the travel-whishlist of many people in the world. Why? Well the answer is pretty obvious, they got a a bit of everything, the technology, the entertainment industry, the culture, and many more to this list. But even if you step out of the touristy destinations out into the regular streets in Japan, it is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ditch the guidebooks and get on an adventure through the heart and soul of this captivating country with Takaaki Ito. Aka 301_2015, Takaaki is the ultimate urban explorer of Tokyo. His photos, filled with cyberpunk vibes and neon cityscapes, give you a peek into the vibrant life of Japan’s bustling capital. From towering skyscrapers to hidden alleys, his lens captures the views on a daily of Tokyo’s streets like no other. We collected some of this very artistic pictures for you, scroll down to check them out.

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But what makes Takaaki’s photos so special? They’re not just about capturing iconic landmarks; they’re about showcasing the everyday moments that make Japanese life so unique. Forget the tourist traps; here, you’ll find snapshots of locals going about their day, cozy izakayas serving up soul-warming dishes, and the quiet charm of neighborhood shrines.

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So why swap the tourist trail for a taste of authentic Japanese lifestyle? Well, to start with, it’s all about the experience. Instead of rushing from one attraction to the next, take the time to immerse yourself in the rhythm of everyday life as the locals. Wander through local markets, sample street food from vendors, and soak up the sights and sounds of the city—it’s these moments that will make your trip truly memorable.

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And the best part? Exploring off the beaten path means discovering hidden gems and unexpected surprises around every corner. Whether it’s stumbling upon a hidden izakaya with the best yakitori in town or finding a tranquil garden oasis amidst the urban jungle, there’s always something new and exciting to uncover in Japan’s lesser-known spots.

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Also, let’s not forget about the food! Japanese cuisine is world-famous for a reason, and there’s no better way to experience it than by dining where the locals do as one of them. From cozy ramen joints to family-run sushi bars, the best meals are often found in the most unexpected places.

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Next time you are planning a trip to Japan, why not jump out of from the tourist trail and experience the country like a local? With Takaaki Ito’s stunning photography as your guide, you are sure to discover a side of Japan that is as enchanting as it is enchanting.

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Let us know what you think about these awesome set of pictures in the comments section below.

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