I visit japan fairly often, but I still find myself wasting time taking inefficient routes or getting lost completely often enough, especially when I'm venturing into a new remote area. To minimize the frustration of hunting down places, and ultimately having to harass the local police for directions. I've been building a database of Lolita centric POI (points of interest) for my latest trip in this January for most GPS navigational systems. To aid me with turn by turn instructions while I'm in the streets of Japan.
So far, I have pretty much programmed in most Sweet and Classic Lolita shops to the database for the greater Tokyo, Osaka/ Kyoto area. Along with useful way points such as train stations, common meeting spots, and attractions in a total of 90ish POI.
I'd like to ask, are there any interests in using this database, as well as adding more POI? Aside from the the obvious clothing shop lists, what are some POI that might interest someone in this culture that might be good to include? For example, the fabric district at Nippori (thanks, lovemeeko
). Are there enough of us technically savvy enough to even understand/make use of this? Your inputs are welcomed.
* More or less an FYI of my progress :
- Only sweet and classic lolita shops are in the db at this time as those are .my primary fashion interests.
- Train stations are mostly Tokyo area only, as well as major bullet train / limousine bus stops.
- Works with both Garmin and Tomtom GPSes, But only tested on Garmin mapping GPSes since there are no turn-by-turn japan maps purchasable for Tomtom that I am aware of. Non-Mapping (entry level) GPS can use this database, not recommended for obvious reasons,.
- A few non-lolita entries are included such as Disney Sea, Sanrio Puroland, and reputable salons because they're just fun.
- Some of my favorite cafes, and restaurants are included since I love fine dining. Feel free to suggest more. However, I have no plans on including nightclubs/bars at this time.
- Suggestions? ( Collapse )