Features: over 170 maps, including 4 colour maps; special 32 page
full-colour section on the Japanese arts - both ancient and modern;
fascinating historical and cultural insights; details on outdoor
activities such as hiking, cycling and skiing; extensive transport
information, including rail and bus travel; latest details of places to
stay, eat and be entertained for all budgets; and indispensable language
section and Japanese script throughout
No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or
fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this
completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Japan give you the
inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see
sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun.
Fodor's Japan shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all
price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from
casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough
reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A
to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential
local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike
with you to what to do in an emergency. Your personal supply of Post-it?
flags makes it easy to mark your favorite listings. Plus, web links,
costs, and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.
When friends want to know where to go in Japan, I always ask,
"What are you interested in?" One friend spent every day at
the Kabuki theater in Tokyo. Another ventured north to savor the
culinary traditions of Tohoku. We know people who adore Tokyo, exulting
in the energy of the world's most futuristic megapolis. Others loath it
and flee to tranquil Kyoto, the former imperial city that epitomizes the
refinement of traditional culture. Still others visit both cities and
marvel at the extremes represented by these opposing poles of the
Japanese experience. The diversity of cultural and geographic offerings
can be intimidating. The two sections of this book, History and Culture
and Japan by Region, are designed to make them more manageable. History
and Culture focuses on specific topics and recommends where to go. Japan
by Region gives the practical information you need to make the trip.
Japan can be a bewildering destination, but Frommer's helps you
travel like a pro, with practical tips on getting around, communicating,
conducting business, and navigating the local etiquette and customs.
We've included precise directions to every establishment, and dozens of
accurate maps. You'll also rely on our handy appendix of useful phrases
and our Japanese character key, which allows you to easily recognize
establishment names when you see signs on the street.
In case you're worried about Japan's high prices, Frommer's brings
you dozens of listings for affordable accommodations and restaurants.
Look for candid reviews of the best accommodations, from plush,
high-tech business hotels to moderately priced bargains and authentic
Meticulously researched, Frommer's Japan is the only guide you'll
need to experience the best of this exotic land. With Frommer's in hand,
you'll see it all, from the swirl of Tokyo's nightlife to the
traditional Japanese flavor of Kyoto. Whether you want to visit majestic
shrines and temples or explore the serene landscapes of the Japan Alps,
it's all here in one insightful, user-friendly guide.
Thousands of Americans travel to Japan every month for face-to-face
meetings and negotiations. Here are tips for first-time and seasoned
business travelers, in a handy form for on-the-spot use. Includes
information on trip preparation, getting around, making introductions,
conducting meetings, socializing, sounding good in Japanese, and more.
3rd updated edition.
For a country that lived in self-imposed isolation until 150 years
ago, Japan has not hesitated in making up for lost time since the world
came calling. Anyone who’s eaten sushi or used a Sony Walkman feels
they know something about this slinky archipelago of some 6800 volcanic
islands tucked away off the far eastern coast of Asia, and yet, from the
moment of arrival in this oddly familiar, quintessentially Oriental land
it’s almost as if you’ve touched down on another planet. Japan is a
place of ancient gods and customs, but is also the cutting edge of cool
modernity. High-speed trains whisk you from one end of the country to
another with frightening punctuality. You can catch sight of a farmer
tending his paddy field, then turn the corner and find yourself next to
a neon-festooned electronic games parlour in the suburb of a sprawling
metropolis. One day you could be picking through the fashions in the
biggest department store on earth, the next relaxing in an outdoor
hot-spring pool, watching cherry blossom or snowflakes fall, depending
on the season.
Japan is never going to be a cheap place to travel, but there’s no
reason why it should be wildly expensive either. Some of the most
atmospheric and traditionally Japanese places to stay and eat are often
those that are the best value. Furthermore, the recession and tentative
moves towards deregulation of the airlines, among other industries, have
led to significant price-cutting in some areas.
Here's just what you need to happily establish yourself in your new
home in Japan. You'll get the facts on banking, immigration, and
insurance, plus daily-life tips on renting an apartment, utilities,
transportation, and shopping for furniture. You'll also get insider
advice on how to find a job, learn Japanese, and make new friends, as
well as basic information on etiquette and customs. Packed with
strategies, charts, and simple how-to instructions
The first and only guide of its kind offering practical tips on what
to order and how to enjoy it. Alongside extensive sample menus, this
handy volume also explores the history of Japanese restaurant etiquette,
the emphasis on visual presentation, and regional variations.