Japan can be a bewildering place for the tourist traveling alone with little or no language skills. But with the right guide, it can be paradise. Published in cooperation with the Japan National Tourist Organization, New Japan Solo is that perfect travel companion. The latest edition of a book the New York Times called "indispensable" has been fully updated and provides a wealth of information far beyond the offerings of the typical travel guide:
- Hundreds of listings for dining, lodging, and travel tips for all budgets-updated with current phone numbers, addresses, and prices
- Suggested itineraries for trips of varying lengths to all regions of Japan
- More than 200 regional and city maps, updated and with detailed transportation routes and landmarks
- Place names in both English and Japanese
- "Conversation cards"-passports to simple and enjoyable Japanese conversation
- Concise directions, exact schedules, and latest train routes
With its methodical approach and abundance of information, New Japan Solo gives an insider's view of one of the Far East's most desirable travel destinations, supplying everything necessary to make any sojourn a success.
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About the Author
EIJI KANNO, a twelve-year veteran of the Japan National Tourist Organization, served as the Deputy Director of the New York Office as well as the Manager of International Finance in Tokyo. He is currently the director of a New York-based travel service.
CONSTANCE O'KEEFE practices law in Washington , D.C. She has lived in Nagoya and worked for the Japan National Tourist Organization in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book to have in your hands while touring Japan. It has really clear and useful information about things you need to know right now; e.g. Now that I am standing at the streetcar stop, what car number should I take to get me to the museum? It also has some nifty cards in the back that you can rip out to show to the train attendant, ticket agent or waitress. The cards are written in both Japanese Kanji and English, so the person you are showing can understand what you want. Great idea. Excellent book.