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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.

1. Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide) (2019)

Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Readis 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. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Japan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website,…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Rebecca Milner, et al.

2. 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. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been…
Author(s): Ken Fukuyama, Yuki Fukuyama

3. 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. Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

4. 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. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto's beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide. This book is perfect for backpackers, budget travelers, families on a…
Author(s): Matthew Baxter , Luis Lira, et al.

5. 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. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: Whether you’re ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating…
Author(s): AbDenson

6. 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. Written by someone who has spent over 10 years living in and travelling all around the country, this book is full of inside information to help you discover some of the best things on offer, from popular tourist attractions to hidden gems most tourists miss.Offering detailed itineraries for trips lasting a couple of days to a few weeks, this guide will…
Author(s): Tom Fay

7. 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. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Japan covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won’t miss a thing.  •   so you can imagine yourself there  •   incredible culture, natural wonders, a unique…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

8. 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. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Japan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Tokyo? Check out guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; a photo-rich guide to the…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Rebecca Milner , et al.

9. 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. Use this comprehensive guide in conjunction with a rail pass to get themost out of a trip to Japan.• Practical information – planning your trip; when to go;…
Author(s): Ramsey Zarifeh, Anna Udagawa

10. 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. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business.Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long-standing traditional aspects of Japan’s culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts…
Author(s): De Mente, Boye Lafayette, Geoff Botting

Best Japan Travel Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some japan travel books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan

Author(s): DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 96 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2385579

Be More Japan: The Art of Japanese Living

Author(s): DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 64 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2412336

Japan

Author(s): coll.
Publisher: Insight Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 47 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2220466

Onsen of Japan: Japan’s Best Hot Springs and Bathhouses

Author(s): Steve Wide, Michelle Mackintosh
Publisher: Hardie Grant Travel, Year: 2018, Size: 29 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336179

Japanese for Travelers Phrasebook & Dictionary

Author(s): Scott Rutherford, William Matsuzaki
Publisher: Tuttle Publ., Year: 2017, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2215953

Moon Living Abroad Japan

Author(s): Ruthy Kanagy
Publisher: Moon Travel, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2218854

Japan Traveler’s Companion: Japan’s Most Famous Sights From Okinawa to Hokkaido

Author(s): Rob Goss
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 65 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2228451

Discover Japan

Author(s): coll.
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2017, Size: 197 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2262163

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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