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Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Stephanie d'Arc Taylor, Andrew Bender, Kate Morgan, Benedict Walker & Thomas O'Malley

Lonely Planet
Paperback (928 pages)

Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore a bamboo grove in Arashiyama, marvel at Shinto and Buddhist architecture in Kyoto, or relax in the hot springs of Noboribetsu Onsen; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Japan Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, festivals, hiking, onsen, cuisine, architecture, sport, traditional accommodation, geisha, visual arts, performing arts, literature, music, environment, cinema
  • Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nikko, Narita, Kamakura, Hakone, Nagoya, Gifu, Kanazawa, Nagano, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Matsue, Sapporo, Shikoku, Tokushima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Japan, our most comprehensive guide to Japan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2020 NEW EDITION)

By Ken Fukuyama

Independently published
Paperback (246 pages)

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2020 NEW EDITION)
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Want to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, “Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan” is all you need!

In this book, Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama will share with you:

  • The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 30+ times
  • Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido
  • All the essential info like hours of operation, transit tips, prices etc
  • The best magical winter destination
  • Detailed maps of Japan
  • The most updated super cheap budgeting tips
  • The best accommodation tips
  • Japan’s Best Kept Secrets
  • All the best of the best local cuisines
  • The events and festivals in Japan
  • Much, much more!

About Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama

Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it.

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Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas (Super Cheap Guides)

By Matthew Baxter

Super Cheap Japan
Paperback (180 pages)

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas (Super Cheap Guides)
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Super Cheap Japan is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto's beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide.

Inside the Super Cheap Japan guide book:
  • Budget food - eat for only a few dollars with comprehensive listings of low-cost restaurants, takeouts, supermarkets and more
  • Budget shopping - 100 yen ($1) shops, free sample hotspots, tax-free shopping, discount passes and coupons
  • Color maps for budget travelers, making it super easy to get around
  • Highlights and itineraries based on discount train or bus passes, so you can keep your wallet happy while still having an amazing holiday
  • Train and bus passes - local, regional and national passes, and info on how to use them for additional savings at tourist hotspots
  • Hidden treasures - walking and cycling routes to cut down on train fares, cheap side trips and free alternatives to crowded, overpriced spots
  • Essential help for budget travelers - expert travel tips, free tours, simple to understand directions, translations for places that don't have English support
  • Cheap accommodation - the best and cheapest capsule hotels, net cafes, overnight spas, hostels, campsites and more
  • Guides to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji, Miyajima, Himeji Castle, Kobe, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, Kansai, Kanto, as well as great off-the-beaten-track places nearby
This book is perfect for backpackers, budget travelers, families on a tight budget, students and those who are new to Japan. Get the most out of this amazing country, without burning a hole in your wallet!

Also consider Super Cheap Hokkaido for Sapporo and the Hokkaido prefecture and Super Cheap Tokyo for the capital and Kanto region.


Editorial Reviews
"In Super Cheap Japan the author fulfils his mission to keep Japan both affordable and authentically enjoyable for tourists. There is a good balance between an overview of the usual tourist spots and quirkier recommendations that allows travellers to maximise their enjoyment of a singular country while minimising their budget." - Japan Visitor

"Lots of great tips and tricks for saving money on your Japan visit! The book covers many areas in great detail, and it is certainly a very useful book for anybody planning a trip to Japan" - Abby Denson, author of the bestselling Cool Japan Guide

"Want to travel to Japan but on a budget? Then check out Super Cheap Japan for great money saving ideas" - Doki Doki

"A must have book if you are traveling to Japan, it has all the essential information that you might need" - Hector Garciao, author of the bestselling A Geek in Japan

Must-See Japan: The complete insider's guide to seeing the best of Japan in one trip

By Tom Fay

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (186 pages)

Must-See Japan: The complete insider s guide to seeing the best of Japan in one trip
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*UPDATED FOR 2018 - NOW WITH OVER 30% MORE CONTENT!* Must-See Japan is your up-to-date and concise guide for discovering the best sights, the most delicious foods and the essential must-do activities in this fascinating and complex country. Written by someone who has spent over 10 years living in and travelling all around the country, this book is full of inside information to help you discover some of the best things on offer, from popular tourist attractions to hidden gems most tourists miss.Offering detailed itineraries for trips lasting a couple of days to a few weeks, this guide will help you plan every detail of your stay in Japan.

Must-See Japan includes:

• Insider tips and advice on when and where is best to visit, so you won’t miss a thing
• Detailed itineraries for making the most of your Japanese adventure
• Travel advice, including information on rail passes, trains and buses
• Lists everything from hotels, hot springs and restaurants, to best Wi-Fi options and must-do activities
• Useful links to websites with all the latest information
• Practical advice on what to do and how to do it, drawing on the personal experience of the author, a long-term resident of Japan
• Quickly find the information you need with guides to each region and city
• Small, compact size, so easy to carry around everywhere
• Unbeatable value for a guide packed with a decade's worth of firsthand and trustworthy advice

Fodor's Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2019-02-12
Paperback (800 pages)

Fodor s Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia.

Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

Fodor’s Essential Japan includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Japan to inspire you.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-have experiences, including Japan’s history and cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, gorgeous sites like Mount Fuji and temples in Kyoto and Shikoku, the art of Monozukuri, a walking tour through Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and more.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's Japan features a beautifully illustrated Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers make the most of their yen. Each individual chapter has its own planner section with all visitors need to know about regional transportation and accommodation.
    •JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND TRANSLITERATIONS: This edition includes Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensable for solo exploring.
    •SPECIAL EVENTS COVERAGE: Information on experiencing the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place from March to May (or February in Okinawa).
    •COVERS: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Looking for a more in-depth look at Japan’s capital city? Check out Fodor’s Tokyo.

Japan by Rail: Includes Rail Route Guide and 30 City Guides

By Ramsey Zarifeh

Trailblazer Publications
Paperback (528 pages)

Japan by Rail: Includes Rail Route Guide and 30 City Guides
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Japan is steeped inlegend and myth, perhaps the greatest of which is the popular misconceptionthat the country is simply too expensive to visit. The truth is that flights toJapan are cheaper than they've ever been, accommodation can be great value, whilethe warm hospitality which awaits every visitor costs nothing at all. The realsecret to travelling around the country on a budget, however, is the Japan RailPass. Use this comprehensive guide in conjunction with a rail pass to get themost out of a trip to Japan.
Practical information – planning your trip; when to go; suggesteditineraries; what to take; festivals and events
City guides and maps – where to stay, where to eat, what to see in30 towns and cities; historical and cultural background
Kilometre-by-kilometre route guides – covering train journeys from the coast intothe mountains, from temple retreat to sprawling metropolis; 33 route maps
Railway timetables and frequency charts – Bullet trains and main routes
Customs, etiquette, Japanese words and phrases –with kanji
Thisnew edition also now includes:
• kanji/hiragana/katakana for all place names mentioned inthe book so readers can point to the text when asking Japanese speakers fordirections.
• The extension of the shinkansen route from Nagano toKanazawa. This is now called the Hokuriku shinkansen.
• Additional side trips from Tokyo including to Kawaguchi-kofor magnificent views of Mt Fuji, and to Mito for Kairakuen, the only one ofthe three great landscape gardens in Japan not currently mentioned in the book.
• Expanded coverage of Nikko, Nagasaki, the side trip to Asosan, Beppu, and many places in the Kansai region

Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu

By Beth Reiber

FrommerMedia
Released: 2018-12-11
Paperback (352 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu
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In a country of fascinating contrasts―ultramodern cities, ancient traditions, majestic mountain ranges―Frommer’s cuts through the noise and confusion to deliver a guide to Japan that’s clear, candid, thorough, and portable. Expert planning tips, honest assessments of hotels and attractions, accessible itineraries designed to appeal to a wide range of interests, and insightful commentaries on Japanese history and culture lead travelers to the sort of authentic experiences and exciting adventures that make for truly unforgettable journeys. It’s the sort of travel that Frommer’s has been making happen for more than 60 years. And with accurate and timely pricing info as well as helpful money-saving advice, you can see Japan no matter the size of your budget.



*Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map



*Strategic itineraries, including for families and weeklong stays, so you can make the most of your time



*Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences―and advice on the ones not worth your time and money



*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more



*Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommers.



 
 
 

 
 
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