About Me


First of all I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog! I started this blog the first week when I came to Japan and I continued updating it during my trip but at the end I was just absolutely too busy with my girlfriend and taking photos, but I did upload the “top photos” to my Flickr website.

I have traveled all over the world including Mexico, Spain, England, Sweden, Italy, Portugal.etc. And finally I can add Japan to the group.                                                                                                       Since I were 13 years old I have been very interested about Japan, it’s culture and people. I had very big expectations for Japan to be like I imagined it to be. Now that I have been there I can say that it was much better then I ever could have imagined !



  • My name: Ari Helminen
  • Age: 23 years old (10.06.1988)
  • Born in: Oulu, Finland
  • Relationship status: Soon to be engaged with my Girlfriend
  • Hobbies: Gym, Web surfing, Traveling, Running, Photography and Cooking,
  • Interest: Photography, Technology, Movies, Music, Travel, Apple, Food, Anime, Dorama and Airplanes
  • I’m a Semi-professional Photographer
  • equipment I use: Nikon D300s / D80 (as a backup)
  • Lenses:
  1. Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
  2. Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
  3. Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G
  4. Nikkor AF 50/1.8D
  • Computers that I use:
  1. Macbook pro 2.66ghz
  2. Dual screen system with Windows 7.

I would not call myself Apple crazy but I do have iPod touch, iPhone4, iPad2, Macbook pro.

I’m a person who loves to travel and meet new people from all over the world !

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I love your blog as well ! I’m so jealous of the design of your site.
    I hope that someday my website can look even half as good as yours does 😀

    Thank you for the tip! tips are always good 🙂 I have been in Japan about a year on and off.

    thanks for following my site ! same goes to yours

  2. Hi!
    I just stumbled upon your blog right now. I really like your photos!
    I don’t know for how long you’ve been in Japan now, but I wish you good luck from now on, too!
    If you ever need any travel tips for outside of Tokyo let me know! 🙂

    It’s always nice to see other Europeans in Japan!
    I’m German and have been here for about 5 years now, almost travelled through all of Japan.

    I’ll follow your blog from now on!

  3. hi

    just stumbled across ure blog. hope you r having enjoying yourself in tokyo, its one of my favourite cities. Ill be there in july if you’re still around maybe we can meet up.

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