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Guidebooks for Japan travelers

  1. Tokyo Pop-Up Book

    This adventurous pop-up book for kids whisks you on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo's most famous landmarks!
    Tokyo Pop-Up Book cleverly pairs cultural and geographical information with artful paper engineering and an exciting storyline. Follow Chico, a 13-year-old shutterbug, and his mischievous cat Neko as they travel to the world's largest city. It doesn't take long for things to go off course when Neko decides to do some sightseeing on her own! As the pair travels the twists and turns of Tokyo, they pass through unique sites, each with an action pop-up to discover: Asakusa Temple, an ancient...
  2. The Little Book Of Tokyo

    A photographic journey through the modern marvels and historical treasures of Tokyo
    Take a photographic journey through the modern marvels and historical treasures of Tokyo with this informative, portable Japan travel guide. In The Little Book of Tokyo, veteran photojournalist Ben Simmons continues a quest he began over two decades ago to seek out and share his creative viewpoint and insider's perspective. Small enough to carry while traveling in Japan, this book is an ideal travel companion for a Tokyo experience, whether you're planning your trip, on your way, or merely...
  3. Seeing Japan

    Seeing Japan
    A gloriously illustrated book about Japan today— its regions, culture, customs, people, and society Seeing Japan showcases the best of the country today with lavish, full-color photographs and lively text. Introduced here is everything from the natural beauty of the landscape to the everpopular traditional arts and customs, as well as the high technology for which Japan is renowned the world over. The islands of Japan form a crescent stretching from a subtropical twenty-four degrees north...
  4. Japan's World Heritage Sites

    Japan's World Heritage Sites
    "It's a nice tome for armchair travel, whisking you off around the country from where you sit—or time travel, taking you back to that life-changing decade-lost holiday and old friends."—The Japan Times Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan with this beautifully photographed travel guide. In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all of those now declared to...
  5. Kyoto: City of Zen

    This travel pictorial and Japan travel guide captures the sites and soul of Kyoto—Japan's historical and spiritual center.
    An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites. Like a Zen koan, Kyoto defies easy description. Its citizens may work at Nintendo designing video games, at a company designing precision medical instruments, or sitting...
  6. Tokyo Geek's Guide

    The Ultimate Guide to Japan's Otaku Culture.
    Branded the "ultimate guide to Japan's otaku culture", Gianni Simone covers Tokyo through the geeky kaleidoscope of manga, anime, gaming, cosplay, and idols. If this isn't exactly why you have come to Tokyo this guide will not be your first choice. If, on the other hand, you share the slightest interest in the nerdier aspects of Japanese culture this will be your constant companion when exploring Tokyo. Gianni Simone is a correspondent for Vogue Italia, a regular contributor to the Japan...
  7. Tokyo: Capital of Cool

    Tokyo is a difficult city to get a handle on. I’ve personally only spent a matter of weeks there, and I didn’t even scratch the surface of it. It’s a world class destination, and for Westerners in particular, it has a magic aura. Talking to friends at home in Canada, I’ve been told so many times, “I’d love to go to Tokyo.” From that point of view, I can clearly see the general appeal of a book like this. Author Rob Goss has done his research and uses his knowledge of the city to give it...
  8. Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City

    A Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively a walking guide, depicting Tokyo's history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its
    We love this book to pieces. Literally. Ever since we have received "Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City" for review, visiting friends and family have used it extensively in their excursions in and around the city. Acclaimed the "definitive walking guide" to all of Tokyo's major sights and districts the guidebook does uphold its promises. Keep in mind though that it's a walking guide that will not assist you in finding accommodation or the nearest culinary attraction. The book...
  9. Tuttle Travel Pack: Tokyo

    A guide to Tokyo's best sights for every budget. Everything you need in one handy package.
    To be sure, Tuttle's Tokyo Travel Pack is a small guide: just 128 pages, but packed with invaluable information for everyone who spends a few days in and around Tokyo. The book covers essentials such as a basic overview over Japan's geography, climate, language, religion and government as well as handy tips on how to make most of your visit, no matter how short it may be. In that sense, it also caters to the business traveler who wants to spend a well-deserved afternoon off with sightseeing....
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