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For your Japan travel, in FLIP Guide Blog, Discover the fun and interesting facts, Must-do, Must-see, Tips as well as personal and genuine recommendations when you visit this amazing country, experiencing the culture and tradition, with your local friends. Discover the interesting and unique things through interviews, find out about the unusual fun facts about Japan, Quirky Japan, explore the Japanese culture, sometimes even weird things about this country. Find out what foreigners and Japanese people think about this amazing country and all its perks and special things.
Navigate around: We show you how to navigate around Tokyo, with the unique culture, traditions and history. We provide useful information, tips and instructions on everything you need to know when travelling around, with information such as getting sim cards or travel passes.
Must-do: We provide ultimate guides to show you the ins and outs of different tourist attractions, sights and different areas. Based on your interests and what you are hoping to see, we take you with us on a journey to see all the activities you need to experience and explore, the places you need to visit and delicious food and drinks you have to try.
Hidden spots- We believe that a lot of the most special and wonderful places are hidden in local areas and the underground world in this amazing country. We take you to different local hidden gems in local areas, showcasing secret and hole in the wall spots, for when you visit Japan. We are here to provide recommendations Japan and expertise on local unknown or uncommon restaurants, bars, club and experiences and how to find them in Tokyo.
Quirky things- We show you the unique aspect and the weird side of Japan, which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. From animal cafes to maid cafes, anime and manage culture to e-sports culture, vending machines to game centres and pachinko, we cannot wait to show you all the mind-blowing and amazing parts!
Interviews- We have interviews asking around not just Japanese people, but foreigners in Japan and tourists about the amazing and interesting things about Japan. Get to know how it is to be a foreigner living in Japan, a Japanese person working in this business culture, the daily lives of a salaryman, Quirky Japan through our eyes and so much more.
Cultural tips- If you are unsure about the dos and don’ts in Japan, we are here to help. We provide advice and information on social expectations and etiquette in Japan. From eating in restaurants, sitting in trains, walking around the street, heading to temples and shrines, there are lots of interesting and amazing experiences you can enjoy and we cannot wait to share them with you!
Language- Learn about the common useful Japanese phrases, helpful information on commonly used phrases to help you get around in Japan. Discover some interesting facts about this beautiful language in unusual Japan.
If you want to go somewhere nice on the weekend, on the rare one or two days off, or if you just want to impress a date, consider getting out of the city and taking a day trip! Here are 20 amazing day trip ideas from Tokyo that I’ve personally taken myself. If you want
Japanese kimonos have inspired many fashion styles and trends around the world. You can find kimono-inspired cardigans, jackets, blouses and more everywhere. Despite being a modern influence, kimonos actually have a long history as a traditional Japanese art form that requires many hours, energy, sweat and tears. I didn’t know much about this beautiful art
Japan is serious about shopping culture. Department stores offer a different shopping experience for those that are looking for the best stores all gathered in one space. Called ‘depāto (デパート)’, they are massive malls and should be on your list of places to visit when you come to Japan. Let’s look at what to shop
Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical romance and drama movie that peeks into the mysterious and shrouded world of geisha. It’s based on a novel by Arthur Golden, who conducted interviews with a former geisha in attempts to be as historically accurate as possible. Despite his good intentions and best efforts, the novel—and subsequently
The Tale of Genji (Genji no monogatari, 源氏の物語) is the world’s first full-length novel, written between 1000 and 1012 by Shikibu Murasaki, also known as Lady Murasaki. It’s a behemoth of a book, with 54 chapters and around 1,300 pages in the English translations. In this The tale of Genji book review, I will show