Few countries stimulate the senses like Japan. Its extraordinary history, artistic and cultural heritage, unique traditions and philosophies - as well as its immense technological achievements - result in a complex nation, confronting the visitor with a vast range of choices. This guide offers a perceptive, carefully considered selection of the Japanese experience, a gourmet's choice for the discerning traveler. This informative and handy book will help you confront the bewildering array of choices available in Japan by choosing the best of where to go and what to do, as well as highlighting some of the lesser-known and undiscovered aspects of a profoundly fascinating land. This friendly and informed guidebook is indispensable. At the same time, its portfolio of brilliant photos provide the reader with a true sense of place and a colorful souvenir of memorable sights and experiences.