Got back from Japan about a week or so ago. One of the highlights was visiting Space Ark in Kobe (http://www.spaceark.jp/). It's a mostly flatland specific shop, actually when I moved to Japan in 2001 I went there and caught the bug to get back into riding. I ended up buying a chrome EP at the time (didn't know the Ares brand back then, having been out of riding for a bit). Anyway, the shop and staff are extremely cool people. If in Japan, it's one of those places you have to visit (if flatland is your thing).