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Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Japan Travel courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2019 NEW EDITION) (2019)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadWant to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, “Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan” is all you need! Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology.
Author(s): Ken Fukuyama, Yuki Fukuyama

Fodor’s Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadJapan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas (Super Cheap Guides) (2017)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Readis the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money.
Author(s): Matthew Baxter , Luis Lira, et al.

Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen (2015)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadThis graphic Japan travel guide is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist’s perspective.
Author(s): AbDenson

Must-See Japan: The complete insider’s guide to seeing the best of Japan in one trip (2016)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Read*UPDATED FOR 2018 – NOW WITH OVER 30% MORE CONTENT!* Must-See Japan is your up-to-date and concise guide for discovering the best sights, the most delicious foods and the essential must-do activities in this fascinating and complex country.
Author(s): Tom Fay

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan (2019)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadDiscover Japan with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this fascinating country before you’ve even packed your case – catch the buzz of futuristic Tokyo, step back in time in Kyoto, hike in mountainous Hokkaido or snorkel in Okinawa’s clear waters.
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Read#1 best-selling guide to Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore a bamboo grove in Arashiyama, marvel at Shinto and Buddhist architecture in Kyoto, or relax in the hot springs of Noboribetsu Onsen; all with your trusted travel companion.
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Rebecca Milner , et al.

Japan by Rail: Includes Rail Route Guide and 30 City Guides (2016)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadJapan is steeped inlegend and myth, perhaps the greatest of which is the popular misconceptionthat the country is simply too expensive to visit. The truth is that flights toJapan are cheaper than they’ve ever been, accommodation can be great value, whilethe warm hospitality which awaits every visitor costs nothing at all. The realsecret to travelling around the country on a budget, however, is the Japan RailPass.
Author(s): Ramsey Zarifeh, Anna Udagawa

Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition) (2015)

 Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should ReadMinding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler.
Author(s): De Mente, Boye Lafayette, Geoff Botting

Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Read

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Lonely Planet Japan 17 (Travel Guide)

Author(s): Rebecca Milner, Ray Bartlett, Andrew Bender, Samantha Forge, Craig McLachlan, Kate Morgan, Thomas O'Malley, Simon Richmond, Phillip Tang, Benedict Walker, Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
ID: 3424606, Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2022, Size: 114 Mb, Format: epub

Fodor's Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)

Author(s): Fodor's Travel Guides
ID: 3520963, Publisher: Fodor's Travel, Year: 2022, Size: 177 Mb, Format: epub

DK Eyewitness Japan

Author(s): DK Eyewitness
ID: 3102056, Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2021, Size: 357 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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