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Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.
- More annually updated guides than any other series
- 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides
- Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries
- Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design
Tourism to Japan increased by 12% over the first half of 2007. Half a million tourists were North Americans, of which approximately 100,000 were traveling on business.
Tourism to Japan increased by 120ver the first half of 2007. Half a million tourists were North Americans, of which approximately 100,000 were traveling on business.
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About the Author
Long before she could read, Beth Reiber
spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latest National Geographic
magazines. After living several years in Germany as a university student and freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers and in Tokyo as editor of Far East Traveler
, she authored several Frommer’s guides, including Frommer’s Tokyo
and Frommer’s Hong Kong
. She also contributes to Frommer’s Europe by Rail, Frommer’s China,
and Frommer’s USA
. When not on the road, she resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.
Janie Spencer spent 10 years in Japan working for Kyodo News Service and Tokyo Journal, as well as freelancing for Asian-based and other newspapers and magazines. Her love of travel has led her to more than 40 countries, and she and her family live near Paris and in Hollywood.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Japan.
1 The Best of Japan.
2 Planning Your Trip to Japan.
3 Suggested Japan Itineraries.
4 Settling into Tokyo.
5 Exploring Tokyo.
6 Side Trips from Tokyo.
7 The Japan Alps.
8 Kyoto & Nara.
9 The Rest of Western Honshu.
12 Northeastern Honshu: Tohoku.
Appendix A: Japan in Depth.
Appendix B: A Glossary of Useful Japanese Terms.
Appendix C: A Japanese-Character Index of Establishment Names.