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Insight Guide Japan offers a uniquely comprehensive travel advice for what to do and where to go in one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the country’s intriguing and proud past, and the factors influencing its future; from ancient Shinto temples and Samurai legend, to the impact of Western influences and the tsunami of 2011. The burgeoning arts and crafts scene, architectural treasures and local cuisine are fully explored so that visitors can gain a sense of how Japan’s distinctive character and culture have been shaped. The Places chapters cover the islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in detail, including the pulsating cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and suggest excursions to the smaller surrounding islands to help with planning a trip. Be inspired by full-color travel photography throughout, illustrating the vibrancy of Japan more than any other travel guide on the market and giving a true flavor of Japanese life today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer practical travel advice plus selective listings for where to stay and eat.

Synopsis:

Insight Guide Japan is a comprehensive, full color travel guide to one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. The Best of Japan section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Lively essays on Japan’s culture, history and people set your trip in context. Lavish Photo Features offer a insight into what makes Japan unique: its tranquil gardens, sumo wrestling, super-efficient trains, kimonos and shintoism. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, helps you decide where to go and guides you around the country’s distinct regions, from the frenetic streets of Tokyo to the soothing hot springs of Hokkaido.

About the Author

Stephen Mansfield - Japan

Rob Goss - Tokyo

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Top Attractions Japan

Editor’s Choice Japan

A Unique Place

A Nation of Islands

FEATURES

Decisive Dates

Japan’s Early Centuries

The Edo Period

The Modern Era

The Japanese People

Religion

Shintoism

Arts, Craft and Literature

Performing Arts

Cinema

Architecture

The Art of Landscaping

Sport and Leisure

Sumo

Food and Drink

Japanese Food

PLACES

Introduction

Kanto Plain and Chubu Introduction

Tokyo

Japanese Trains

Around Tokyo

Central Honshu

The North Introduction

Tohoku

Hokkaido

The Great Outdoors

Kansai Region Introduction

Kyoto

Around Kyoto

Nara

Southern Kansai

Osaka and Kobe

Kimonos

The South Introduction

Chugoku

Shikoku

Kyushu

Okinawa

TRAVEL TIPS

Transportation

Accommodations

Eating Out

Activities

A-Z: Practical Information

Language

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780050331
Author:
Mansfield, Stephen
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Author:
Goss, Rob
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Travel-Japan
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Tokyo
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Insight Guide Japan is a comprehensive, full color travel guide to one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. The Best of Japan section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Lively essays on Japan’s culture, history and people set your trip in context. Lavish Photo Features offer a insight into what makes Japan unique: its tranquil gardens, sumo wrestling, super-efficient trains, kimonos and shintoism. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, helps you decide where to go and guides you around the country’s distinct regions, from the frenetic streets of Tokyo to the soothing hot springs of Hokkaido.

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