TIPS (AND GUIDES) FOR VISITING JAPAN

Sorry I couldn't answer your actual request! I haven't spent much time in those areas but here's how I've researched my own trips.
  1. If you like kawaii, crafts, art, shopping, food, animals and fashion
    I just published a new guide with over 200 things to do: http://www.askingfortrouble.org/products/planning-for-japan-guide-book
  2. If you're on a budget
    Tokyo Cheapo is a great site with weekly free events listings and lots of useful articles. Their ebook guide is excellent too: https://tokyocheapo.com/book/
  3. If you're getting off the usual tourist route and want some regional ideas
    This blog - http://microseism.blogspot.co.uk/ - covers a couple's multiple trips all over Japan. It's so good and full of detailed info.
  4. If you want to live like Harajuku icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu for a day
  5. If you're a hipster into architecture, design, coffee and menswear
    Monocle's guide was written just for you! There are also some good essays and walking tours for the rest of us. http://amzn.to/1KJNsBZ
  6. If you've never visited Japan before and wonder whether it's hard to figure everything out
    I self-published a whole book about my first three trips with daily diaries, photos, illustrations and tips. It's available as a paperback or PDF on my website (and as an ebook): http://www.askingfortrouble.org/collections/japan-zines/products/kawaii-japan-book
  7. If you're just starting your plans
    I've been blogging about how I'm organising my next trip from 8 months to take off: http://blog.askingfortrouble.org/category/japan/japan-2016/
  8. If you want more blogs and useful websites to read
  9. There's even more Japan stuff on my blog
    My favourite shops + links, apps, reviews, interviews and more: http://blog.askingfortrouble.org/tokyo-shopping-guide/
  10. Hope this helps! Feel free to send me more list requests if you're visiting Japan.
    I promise to list A LOT while I'm there next month.