Rough Guide Japan (9th Edition)

ISBN: 9781839059797
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Product Details

Publisher,Rough Guide
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 658 g
No. of Pages, 848

This Japan guidebook is perfect for independent travellers planning a longer trip. It features all of the must-see sights and a wide range of off-the-beaten-track places. It also provides detailed practical information on preparing for a trip and what to do on the ground. And this Japan travel guidebook is printed on paper from responsible sources, and verified to meet the FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. 

This Japan guidebook covers: Tokyo (and around); Northern Honshu; Hokkaido; Central Honshu; Kyoto and Nara; Kansai; Western Honshu; Shikoku; Kyushu; Okinawa.

Inside this Japan travel book, you’ll find:

  • A wide range of sights – Rough Guides experts have hand-picked places for travellers with different needs and desires: off-the-beaten-track adventures, family activities or chilled-out breaks
  • Itinerary examples – created for different time frames or types of trip
  • Practical information – how to get to Japan, all about public transport, food and drink, shopping, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, tips for travellers with disabilities and more
  • Author picks and things not to miss in Japan – Ginkaku-ji Temple and Gardens, Kyoto; Nikko; Mount Fuji; Ryokan; Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park; Roppongi at Night; Naoshima Island; Hiking the Northern Alps; Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa; Kaiyukan Aquarium
  • Insider recommendations – tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money, and find the best local spots
  • When to go to Japan  high season, low season, climate information and festivals 
  • Where to go – a clear introduction to Japan with key places and a handy overview 
  • Extensive coverage of regions, places and experiences – regional highlights, sights and places for different types of travellers, with experiences matching different needs
  • Places to eat, drink and stay – hand-picked restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels
  • Practical info at each site – hours of operation, websites, transit tips, charges
  • Colour-coded mapping – with keys and legends listing sites categorised as highlights, eating, accommodation, shopping, drinking and nightlife
  • Background information for connoisseurs – history, culture, art, architecture, film, books, religion, diversity
  • Essential Japanese dictionary and glossary of local terms 
  • Free download of the eBook – available after purchase of the printed guidebook to Japan 
  • Fully updated post-COVID-19

The guide provides a comprehensive and rich selection of places to see and things to do in Japan, as well as great planning tools. It’s the perfect companion, both ahead of your trip and on the ground.

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