Bizarre Bars of Tokyo

Posted by Crooked Compass

Japan is one of my all-time favourite countries. Super quirky, extraordinarily advanced yet still grasping hold of their traditions and fascinating culture. Many people chatter about the unusual types of experiences you can have in Japan, from Cat Cafes, to soaking in hot springs filled with red wine, sleeping in capsule hotels, or NOT sleeping in Love Hotels and for many people, it is these peculiar encounters that draw travellers to the country.

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The Mystifying World of the Elusive Geisha

Posted by Crooked Compass

Walking quietly passed wooden and bamboo houses through the hauntingly empty streets of Gion. Lanterns float and bicycles lean against the wooden walls. My feet slap on the wet stones as I take in these picture perfect surroundings with thoughts running through my head as to what I am about to learn and witness. Butterflies in my stomach dance around as adrenaline pulses through my veins. I am going to personally meet with a Geisha. I have been fascinated and mystified by these rare charact

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Shikoku - Remote and Undiscovered Japan

Posted by Crooked Compass

Ask someone to name the four islands of Japan and you will find that most people can manage at least two or three – Hokkaido, Honshu and sometimes the odd person will get Kyushu. Mention the smallest and least visited of the four islands, Shikoku, and you’ll be greeted with blank expressions and mild confusion.

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