Eurico In Japan


Step into an exclusive interview with our dear friend Eurico Romaguera as he recounts his recent journey through Japan. Despite the off-season for surfing, Eurico enjoyed perfect, clean waves and filled the rest of his days with culinary delights, cultural discoveries, and possibly the odd karaoke bar. Fortunately, we were graced with a handful of cherished recommendations straight from the highlights of his journey. Join us in reliving Eurico’s trip, where every moment was packed with adventure and unforgettable experiences.


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Tell us about the trip. How was Japan? Where did you go?

Japan was amazing! I’d been there before and can confirm that it still holds one of the top spots in my list of favourite destinations. I was there for almost a month, so was able to fit in sightseeing around Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima as well as some surfing in Fujisawa and a quick trip to Tanegashima island.

How were the waves?

Japan’s waves are usually good during typhoon season, which starts later in the year, in September, so it wasn’t the best season for surf. But we still got some fun small waves for a longboard! At least the wind was offshore and the conditions were super clean. 



What was your typical day like there?

Overall, there was a lot of walking and a lot of eating. In the first two weeks, the routine was pretty much surfing all day, with short breaks for food, and then at night we would always go to listening bars or jazz clubs. I may have ended in karaoke bars one night or two, but will not confirm or deny.

The rest of the time, the waves were not as good, so we split our time between different cities and neighborhoods, trying to soak up everything. Our days were basically organised around meals and the food spots we wanted to try next. In between meals, there was a good balance between typical tourist attractions and exploring the coolest neighborhoods, with amazing vintage boutiques and record stores.

What board/s did you ride over there?

I rode 3 different models from Gato Heroi: Killer, Smooth Op and Playboy.



What was your favourite meal?
I think I had some of the best meals of my life on this trip. We did a ramen tour when we were in Tokyo and I’m salivating just writing about it. But one of the highlights was going to Tsukesoba Kanda Katsumoto!

What was the highlight of your trip?

It’s hard to pick one. I loved exploring Kyoto, especially during cherry blossom season. We found some hidden gems there, like this record store called Meditations and this bar in Gion called Pace.



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