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Tuttle Travel Pack Japan: Your Guide to Japan's Best Sights for Every Budget (Tuttle Travel Pack)by Rob Goss
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andlt;bandgt;**WINNER OF THE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION GOLD AWARD IN THE TRAVEL BOOK/GUIDE CATEGORY**andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is the book that gives you the best of the best! All sights in andlt;iandgt;Japan Tuttle Travel Packandlt;/iandgt; have been hand-picked by seasoned travel writer Rob Gossand#8212;who has been living in Japan for over a decade, visiting and writing about every corner of this fascinating country. For this guide we asked Rob to only give us the very best spotsand#8212;places he goes back to again and again, and where he sends all his friends.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Key features of Japan Travel include:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Japan's 'Don't Miss' Sightsandlt;/bandgt; highlights 17 'Don't miss' sights and experiences, from the ultramodern to the ancient, and from the hip and cool Tokyo megalopolis to the medieval castles, gardens, and temple retreats of Kyoto and to the perfect powder snow on Hokkaido.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Exploring Japanandlt;/bandgt; offers excursions in every part of the country, from walks in Kyoto or the Kiso Valley to sites of natural splendor, and from the main island to Western Japan and Okinawa.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Author's Recommendationsandlt;/bandgt; gives specific details on the top hotels and restaurants; the best shopping; the most kid-friendly places and things to do; the best festivals; the best outdoor activities; the best parks and gardens; the best museums and galleries; and much more.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This travel guidebook is lightweight, easy-to-use and jam-packed with informationand#8212;including maps, photos and tips on making the most of your stay. From the lavish grandeur of a Shogun's memorial shrine to a volcanic hot spring bath and Ryokan to Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage sites like the rock garden at Kyoto's Ryoan-ji Templeand#8212;this pocket guide truly offers something for everyone. The range of suggested excursions is exceptional, from hiking up iconic Mt. Fuji to shopping in Tokyo's famous Omotesando fashion district and hitting the slopes at Niseko, home of the world's best champagne powder. The detailed folded map at the back is a huge added bonus!
Selected for a wide range of budgets and interests, the andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Travel Pack Japanandlt;/iandgt; offers a once-in-a-lifetime Japan sightseeing experience. With recommendations suited to both the seasoned and novice traveler, this easy-to-use and easy-to-carry guide is packed with valuable information, such as lists, maps, photographs and tips on making the most of your stay. From exploring the lavish grandeur of a shogun's shrine to relaxing in a volcanic hot spring to visiting a World Heritage site like the dry garden at Kyoto's Ryoan-ji Temple, this pocket guide offers something for everyone. The wide range of suggested excursions is exceptional, from activities like hiking up iconic Mt. Fuji to taking in the early morning bustle at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo to a list of kid-friendly places and things to do.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Organized into three simple chaptersand#8212;Japan's "Don't Miss" Sights, Exploring Japan, and Author's Recommendationsand#8212;the andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Travel Pack Japanandlt;/iandgt; also includes extensive cross-referencing to web sites, particularly relevant in our tech saavy world. From planning your visit ahead of time to spur-of-the-moment decisions to veer of path, this guide will help you make the most of your stay!
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Rob Gossandlt;/bandgt; first went to Japan in 1999 to teach English for a year, but he ended up staying. He is now a full-time writer of Japan-related features and travel pieces for magazines ranging from andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;National Geographic Travelerandlt;/iandgt; to publishers from Fodors and Rough Guides to Tuttle Publishing. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and child and travels frequently around Japan.
Table of Contents
Author's Introductionandlt;BRandgt;Japan at a Glanceandlt;BRandgt;How to Use This Bookandlt;BRandgt;Chapter 1: Japan's "Don't Miss" Sightsandlt;BRandgt;Chapter 2: Exploring Japanandlt;BRandgt;Chapter 3: Author's Recommendationsandlt;BRandgt;Chapter 4: Travel Factsandlt;BRandgt;Index
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