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Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Ray Bartlett, Craig McLachlan, Simon Richmond & Benedict Walker

Lonely Planet
Paperback (928 pages)

Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Japan

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
  • Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 140 maps
  • 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.

Looking for a guide focused on Tokyo? Check out Lonely Planet Tokyo guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; Best of Japan, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions; or Pocket Tokyo a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

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 guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'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'D Known Before Going To Japan (The Everything Nippon Travel Guide Series)

By Yuki Fukuyama

Independently published
Paperback (182 pages)

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I D Known Before Going To Japan (The Everything Nippon Travel Guide Series)
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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’D Known Before Going to Japan” is all you need!

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

  • The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 50+ 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 Yuki Fukuyama and Ken 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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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-02-21
Paperback (408 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan
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Explore Japan's busy city streets, historic temples, and beautiful culture. Experience Tokyo, Kyoto, and the rest of Japan's exciting cities.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet
Paperback (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend all-night in a karaoke parlour in Shinjuku, walk the forest path to Tokyo's largest Shinto shrine, Meiji-jingu, or sample the delights of Mitsukoshi's food hall; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tokyo and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Tokyo 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, pop culture, performing arts, visual arts, tea ceremonies, cinema, literature, architecture, onsen, festivals, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 40 colour maps
  • Covers Marunouchi, Nihombashi, Tsukiji, Ginza, Roppongi, Ebisu, Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa, Odaiba, Shimo-Kitazawa, Korakuen, Yanaka, Nikko, Hakone, Hamakura, Mt Fuji and more

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

  • Looking for just the highlights of Tokyo? Check out Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

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 guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'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

Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary

By Lonely Planet & Keiko Hagiwara

Lonely Planet
Paperback (272 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher*

Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Japanese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get to know your sushi from your sake, enjoy an elaborate tea ceremony with its centuries'-old conventions, and find your way elaborate transit maps; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!

Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation!

  • Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings
  • Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
  • Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
  • Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
  • Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
  • Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
  • Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides

Inside Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary:

  • Full-colour throughout
  • User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories
  • Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
  • Convenient features
    • 5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go
    • 10 Ways to Start a Sentence
    • 10 Phrases to Sound like a Local
    • Listen For - phrases you may hear
    • Look For - phrases you may see on signs
    • Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases
    • Q &A - suggested answers to questions asked
  • Covers
    • Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules
    • Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport
    • Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather
    • Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
    • Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.

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!

*#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS

Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition)

By Boye Lafayette De Mente

Boye Lafayette De Mente
Paperback (192 pages)

Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition)
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Farewell to faux pas!

Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business.

Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long-standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts and crafts that are still essentiasl parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the recent comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes.

To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a unique challenge for Westerners.

About this new version:
This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards, bowing or shaking hands, bathrooms and public baths—but also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests, attending a Japanese tea ceremony, taking the subway, and much more! It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners, texting, social media and other forms of digital communication.

The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today. Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitan—but still very Japanese!

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

A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

By Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia
Paperback (160 pages)

A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
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For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source.

Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.

Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.

Japan (National Geographic Adventure Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

Japan (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Explore the Land of the Rising Sun with National Geographic's expertly researched Japan Adventure Map. The user-friendly design combined with unparalleled detail provides adventure travelers the ultimate tool for exploring this island nation. Coverage includes the four main islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, as well as the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Inset maps cover Okinawa and many of the other Ryukyu Islands. Some popular destinations include the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, Mount Fuji, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Himeji Castle. The map is the perfect compliment to National Geographic's Japan Traveler Guide or any other guidebook.

Hundreds of highlighted cultural, historical and recreational points of interest, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks, botanical gardens, castles, churches, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, caves, waterfalls, hot springs, ski area and beaches, will guide you to popular tourist hot spots as well as to hidden gems away from major tourist hubs. Cities and towns can be easily found with the help of a clear and convenient index. A road network complete with distances and designations for motorways, expressways, major roads and secondary roads, will help find select a suitable route, including one off the beaten path. Other transportation features include airports, ferries routes, harbors, railroads and high-speed trains.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,300,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"


 
 
 

 
 
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