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The diverse tales in this book reveal the nation in all its contradictions: a place of tranquil temples and high-tech toilets, exquisite ancient inns and lurid love hotels. Gathered in this collection are pieces by several notable authors, each offering anecdotes that tell of encounters to be had or avoided.

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What is it about Japan that so beguiles foreigners? It is a small country and yet an economic powerhouse, a land of great natural beauty — from green-cloaked mountains to glistening rice paddies — a place of intricate arts and crafts and amazing cuisine, and home to a people whose kindness and sensitivity surprise westerners at each turn. It is no wonder that Japan simultaneously astonishes, delights, and frustrates travelers, and the diverse tales in this book reveal the nation in all its contradictions: a place of tranquil temples and high-tech toilets, exquisite ancient inns and lurid love hotels, where electric baths sit beside indoor ski slopes, and cherry blossoms fall on kindly grandmothers, cynical salarymen, wise monks, and wild lovers alike. Gathered in this collection are pieces by several notable authors, each offering anecdotes that tell of encounters to be had or avoided, each with uncommon insight to enrich the traveler's experience.

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ISBN:
9781932361254
Editor:
George, Donald W.
Editor:
Carlson, Amy Greimann
Editor:
George, Donald W.; Carlson, Amy Greimann
Editor:
George, Donald W.
Editor:
Carlson, Amy Greimann
Author:
Carlson, Amy Greimann
Author:
George, Donald W.
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
TRAVEL / Asia/Japan
Subject:
Japan Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel-Japan
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 15.5 oz

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What is it about Japan that so beguiles foreigners? It is a small country and yet an economic powerhouse, a land of great natural beauty — from green-cloaked mountains to glistening rice paddies — a place of intricate arts and crafts and amazing cuisine, and home to a people whose kindness and sensitivity surprise westerners at each turn. It is no wonder that Japan simultaneously astonishes, delights, and frustrates travelers, and the diverse tales in this book reveal the nation in all its contradictions: a place of tranquil temples and high-tech toilets, exquisite ancient inns and lurid love hotels, where electric baths sit beside indoor ski slopes, and cherry blossoms fall on kindly grandmothers, cynical salarymen, wise monks, and wild lovers alike. Gathered in this collection are pieces by several notable authors, each offering anecdotes that tell of encounters to be had or avoided, each with uncommon insight to enrich the traveler's experience.
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