National Geographic Traveler - Japan

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Blending old, new, East, West, ancient Asian and modern traditions, the exquisite island nation of Japan is showcased in National Geographic Traveler: Japan, 3rd Edition. The guide describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites such as Mount Fuji, Hokkaido and its national parks, imperial Kyoto, historic Nagasaki, and dozens of other famous and less-known places. Detailed artwork includes Nara’s Horyu-ji Temple.
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Overview

Blending old, new, East, West, ancient Asian and modern traditions, the exquisite island nation of Japan is showcased in National Geographic Traveler: Japan, 3rd Edition. The guide describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites such as Mount Fuji, Hokkaido and its national parks, imperial Kyoto, historic Nagasaki, and dozens of other famous and less-known places. Detailed artwork includes Nara’s Horyu-ji Temple.
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"This book has it all: depth, breadth, and a wealth of practical information. If I ever go to Japan...this is just the company I’d want to keep." —Bookpage Magazine

"All the glossy thoroughness you would expect from the brand name, with an impressive list of contributors." —The Times (London)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426202346
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: National Geographic Traveler Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,393,528
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

How to use this guide     6
About the author     8
The regions     59
Travelwise     349
History & culture     9
Japan today     10
History of Japan     28
The arts     42
Tokyo     59
Introduction & map     60
Central Tokyo     62
Feature: Modern architecture     66
Ginza-Hibiya-Yurakucho     68
Tsukudajima     71
Feature: The water trade-Japan after dark     74
Roppongi-Shiba-koen Park     76
Aoyama-Harajuku-Shibuya     78
Two walks through Shibuya-ku     80
Shinjuku & Ikebukuro     86
Ueno     90
A walking tour of Ueno-Nezu-Yanaka     96
Akihabara     98
Feature: Low City, high times     100
Asakusa     102
Excursions from Tokyo     107
Introduction & map     108
Fuji-Hakone-Izu     121
Feature: Climbing Fuji-san     124
Hokkaido     129
Introduction & map     130
A walk in Hakodate     140
Northern Honshu (Tohoku)     151
Introduction & map     152
Central Honshu     171
Introduction & map     172
Kansai     197
Introduction & map     198
Kyoto     200
Introduction & map     200
Feature: Geisha     206
Higashiyama walk     216
Feature: Japanese gardens     220
Feature: Buddhism     226
Feature: Shinto     244
Western Honshu (Chugoku)     261
Introduction & map     262
San-In coast     264
A hike through Hagi     266
Tsuwano walk     268
Feature: Obake-ghosts & demons     270
San-yo     277
Shikoku & the Seto-naikai     291
Introduction & map     292
Shikoku     294
The Seto-naikai     312
Kyushu     315
Introduction & map     316
Okinawa & the Ryukyu-shoto     341
Introduction & map     342
Travelwise     349
Planning your trip     350
How to get to Japan     351
Getting around     351
Practical advice      354
Emergencies     356
Language guide     357
Hotels & restaurants by region     358
Shopping     380
Entertainment & festivals     384
Index     389
Credits     398

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