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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Japan!

•Updated frequently, Fodors Japan provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Japan features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Japan.

•Experience Japan like a local! Fodors Japan includes choices for every traveler, from visiting ancient temples and shrines to taking in Tokyo's futuristic department stores or Okinawa's war memorials, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Full-color pullout map

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Japan............9

Whats Where............10

Japan Planner............14

Japan Top Attractions............16

Top Experiences............18

If You Like............20

Great Itineraries............22

Japanese Etiquette............26

Japanese Cuisine............28

Ritual and Religion............30

Budget Travel Tips............32

Chapter 2: Tōkyō............33

Orientation and Planning............34

Exploring Tōkyō............40

Elsewhere in Tōkyō............83

Where to Eat............89

Best Bets for Tōkyō Dining............92

Where to Stay............113

Best Bets for Tōkyō Lodging............115

Nightlife and the Arts............138

Shopping............158

Chapter 3: Side Trips from Tōkyō............181

Orientation and Planning............182

Nikkō 日光............185

Kamakura 鎌倉............198

Yokohama 横浜............212

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park 富士箱根伊豆国立公園............224

Chapter 4: Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula............245

Orientation and Planning............246

Nagoya 名古屋............251

South Gifu-ken............260

Ise-Shima National Park 伊勢志摩国立公園............265

Kii Peninsula 紀伊半島............270

Kōa-san 高野山............272

Chapter 5: The Japan Alps and the North Chūu Coast............275

Orientation and Planning............276

The Japan Alps............283

Kanazawa and the North Chūu Coast............302

Sado Island (Sado-ga-shima) 佐渡島............316

Chapter 6: Kyōo............321

Orientation and Planning............322

Exploring Kyōo............328

Where to Eat............355

Where to Stay............367

Nightlife and the Arts............377

Shopping............379

Chapter 7: Nara............385

Orientation and Planning............386

Exploring Nara............391

Where To Eat............399

Where to Stay............405

Chapter 8: Ōaka............409

Orientation and Planning............410

Shopping............424

Sports............426

Where to Eat............426

Where to Stay............430

Nightlife and the Arts............435

Chapter 9: Kōe............439

Orientation and Planning............440

Exploring Kōe............444

Shopping............449

Where to Eat............450

Where to Stay............453

Nightlife............455

Chapter 10: Western Honshū...........457

Orientation and Planning............458

The San-yōRegion 山陽地方............463

The San-in Region 山陰地方............472

Chapter 11: Shikoku............489

Orientation and Planning............490

Takamatsu and Eastern Shikoku............495

Central Shikoku............507

Matsuyama and Western Shikoku............514

Chapter 12: Kyūhū...........523

Orientation and Planning............525

Fukuoka 福岡............530

Nagasaki 長崎............535

Kumamoto 熊本............542

Aso-san 阿蘇山 (Mt. Aso)............547

Kagoshima 鹿児島............549

Yufuin 湯布院............552

Chapter 13: Okinnawa............555

Orientation and Planning............557

Okinawa Hontō沖縄本島............561

Kerama Islands 慶良間諸島...........571

Miyako Islands 宮古諸島............573

Yaeyama-shotō八重山諸島............578

Chapter 14: Tōoku............585

Orientation and Planning............587

Sendai 仙台............592

Side Trips from Sendai............598

Northern Tōoku 北東北............604

Tōoku West Coast............616

Chapter 15: Hokkaidō...........623

Orientation and Planning............625

Hakodate 函館............634

Sapporo 札幌............637

Otaru and Niseko 小樽とニセコ............648

Shikotsu-Tōa National Park 支笏洞爺国立公園............656

Central Hokkaidō...........663

Eastern Hokkaidō道東............668

Northern Hokkaidō道北............676

Understanding Japan............679

Kanpai............680

Japanese Gardens............681

The Tea Ceremony............682

Pottery and Lacquerware............683

Bathing: An Immersion Course...........684

Films and Literature............685

Japan at a Glance............689

Chronology............691

About Japanese............696

Essential Phrases............698

Menu Guide............704

Travel Smart Japan............717

Getting Here & Around............718

Essentials............725

Index............742

About our Writers............760

MAPS

Imperial Palace............42-43

Akihabara and Jimbo-cho............46

Ueno............50

Asakusa............53

Tsukiki & Shiodome............58

Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho............63

Aoyama, Harajuku and Shibuya............68-69

Roppongi and Azabu Jžban............73

Shinjuku............77

Odaiba............81

Where to Eat in Tokyo............94-95

Where to Stay in Tokyo............118-119

Side Trips from Tōyō...........183

NikkōArea............189

Kamakura............202

Yokohama............217

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park............226

Nagoya............253

South Gifu-ken, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula...........261

Ise-Shima National Park............266

The Japan Alps............278-279

Takayama............298

Kanazawa............303

Kyōo............324-325

Eastern Kyōo............331

Central Kyōo............340

Western Kyōo and Arashiyama............347

Where to Eat in Kyōo............362-363

Where to Stay in Kyōo............373

Nara............388-389

Where to Stay & Eat in Nara............402-403

Ōaka............413

Where to Eat in Ōaka............429

Where to Stay in Ōaka............432

Kōe............442

Where to Stay & Eat in Kōe............451

Western Honshū...........459

Hiroshima............465

Shikoku............493

Takamatsu............496

Kyūhū...........526

Nagasaki............538

Okinawa............558

Miyako-shotō...........575

Yaeyama-shotō...........579

Tōoku............588

Hokkaidō...........628-629

Sapporo............641

Shikotsu-Toya National Park............657

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400017799
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Kaufman, Deborah
Editor:
McIlvain, Josh
Editor:
Kelly, Alexis C.
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Copyright:
Edition Number:
18
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20090616
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1.15 in 1.5 lb

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