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

by Abby Denson Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2015)

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!

This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture...

Java Adventure Guide

by Periplus Editors Periplus Editions (April 15, 2014)

The ultimate adventure guide

This is the most comprehensive guide to Java ever produced. Hundreds of pages of travel tips and dozens of lively articles on history, nature, and the arts, take you right under the...

Kansai Cool: A Journey into the Cultural Heartland of Japan

by Christal Whelan Tuttle Publishing (March 25, 2014)

In Kansai Cool, anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland.


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella L. Bird Dover Publications (March 28, 2013)

The intrepid explorer recounts her 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East. Bird describes the vicissitudes of her journey — the difficulties as well as the excitement and rewards.

Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation

by Karl Taro Greenfeld HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.

Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

by Bruce Feiler William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts...

Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

The only guide you'll need for walking around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient package!

Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively...

Squeamish About Sushi: Food Adventures in Japan

by Betty Reynolds Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

What's uni and how do you eat it? What are "dancing shrimp" or tako yaki? Do you pick it up with your fingers? Dip it in sauce? And just what is that sauce? Dining in Japan can be intimidating, but with Squeamish...

Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan

by Leslie Helm Chin Music Press Inc. (March 01, 2013)

A sweeping memoir about a foreign family's five generations as outsiders in Japan.

Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japan's Ancient Capital

by Judith Clancy & Ben Simmons Tuttle Publishing (January 10, 2013)

This travel pictorial and Japan travel guide captures the sites and soul of Kyoto—Japan's historic and spiritual center.

An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's...

Japan an Invitation

by Raymond Furse & Michael H. Armacost Tuttle Publishing (November 06, 2012)

This Japan travel pictorial takes readers on a colorful journey across the many regions of this fascinating country.

Over 130 color photographs reveal the many facets of Japan, capturing it's many hues and shapes,...

Moon Tokyo Walks

by Moon Travel Guides Moon Travel (March 09, 2020)

Experience Tokyo like a local: on foot! Stroll through the city and soak up its infectious energy, futuristic charm, and centuries of Japanese art and culture with Moon Tokyo Walks.

  • Walk through the city's coolest...

Wing-Beaten Air

by Yorifumi Yaguchi Good Books (October 01, 2008)

          Acclaimed Japanese poet Yorifumi Yaguchi has turned his writing attention to telling what he experienced as a child growing up on the island of Honshu in the late 1930s and '40s. When life...

Moon Living Abroad Japan

by Ruthy Kanagy Moon Travel (September 11, 2017)

Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Move!

From visas, to job-hunting, to cultural assimilation, get a head start on your life-changing move with Moon Living Abroad Japan.

Inside you'll find:

  • Practical information on...

Tokyo a Cultural Guide to Japan's Capital City

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

This useful Tokyo travel guide presents fourteen original walking tours that unlock some of Tokyo’s secrets and mysteries.

Although Tokyo today is a sprawling urban patchwork of towns and wards, each of the...

Kyoto a Cultural Guide: Revised Edition

by John H. Martin & Phyllis G. Martin Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide.

The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and...

The Lady and the Monk

by Pico Iyer & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (April 05, 2011)

When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery, he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside, to get to know Kyoto, one of the loveliest old cities in the world, and to find out something...

Tokyo Street Style

by Yoko Yagi & Tohru Yuasa Abrams Image (April 02, 2018)

Tokyo is home to a creative and daring street-style scene, rich with subcultures and shaped by constant motion. In Tokyo Street Style, fashion writer Yoko Yagi explores influential trends, covering an eclectic...

Tokyo Megacity

by Donald Richie & Ben Simmons Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

This photographic Tokyo travel guide explores the dynamic Japanese culture, art and architecture that make Tokyo a world-class city.

This extraordinary book explores Tokyo through 250 revealing photographs by...

You Know You've Been in Japan Too Long...

by Bill Mutranowski Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

Anyone who spends even a little time in Japan will have a few good stories to tell when they get back home.

But rubbing elbows with the Japanese, on their own turf, is good for more than just a laugh. The experience...

Traces of Early Men in Japan

by Edward Sylvester Morse Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

There is no race of people in whose origin we are more interested than in that of the Japanese. Their history going so completely back for nearly two thousand years, their civilization, which in so many respects...

The Bells of Old Tokyo

by Anna Sherman Picador (August 12, 2019)

An elegant and absorbing tour of Tokyo and its residents

From 1632 until 1854, Japan's rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures...

Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide: Affordable Dining in Traditional Townhouse Spaces

by Judith Clancy & Ben Simmons Stone Bridge Press (September 18, 2012)

Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

In the Province of the Gods

by Kenny Fries University of Wisconsin Press (September 19, 2017)

Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists...

Lover's Guide to Japan: Where the Action is ..... and How to Get Some

by Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

This guide to sex in Japan demystifies the infamous brothels and parlous of Tokyo and provides a wealth of first-hand information.

An important part in any lover's arsenal is an understanding of the background...

Tokyo Night City Where to Drink & Party

by Judith Brand Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Tokyo Night City will take you on a trek through the previously unmapped maze of Tokyo's myriad bars, clubs, and dives. Cool jazz clubs, Latin salsa, throbbing house, and reggae bars, Tokyo Night City has the...

My Year of Dirt and Water

by Tracy Franz Stone Bridge Press (July 10, 2018)

MUCH MORE THAN "ZEN." There is a lot here that will appeal to Buddhists, but this is a book from a unique perspective: that of the partner of the Zen monk. How does it feel to be left behind and also to be...

Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez & Jun Hazuki Stone Bridge Press (June 19, 2018)

  • Tourism in Japan is booming thanks to the improved yen-dollar rate, the perception of Japan as a "safe" country, and the increasing promotion of Japan as a destination by the Japanese government in advance...

Insight Guides Japan - Japan Travel Guide

by Insight Guides Insight Guides (May 01, 2018)

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Japan,...

Exploring Kyoto, Revised Edition

by Judith Clancy Stone Bridge Press (April 22, 2018)

UPDATED: This book will be updated with current information on transportation, internet use, new locations, and revised maps and trails to reflect modernization and changes.

AUTHORITATIVE: Author is a long-time...

The Temples of Kyoto

by Donald Richie & Alexandre Georges Tuttle Publishing (August 07, 2012)

The Temples of Kyoto takes you on a journey through these environs and presents twenty-one of these marvelous structures that are unique creations which, while quintessentially Japanese, somehow speak a universal...

Getting Around Tokyo Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guide: Includes Yokohama, Kamakura, Yokota, Yokosuka, Hakone and MT Fuji

by Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2012)

This pocket atlas and Japan travel guide is an indispensable tool for getting around Tokyo—whether as a first–time visitor, or a local resident.

The travel book is conveniently divided into chapters that enable...

A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

by Hector Garcia Tuttle Publishing (April 16, 2012)

For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source.

Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles...

Japanese Etiquette Today: A Guide to Business & Social Customs

by James M. Vardaman & Michiko Vardaman Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A concise guide for business people or tourists, Japanese Etiquette Today contains vital information for navigating tricky Japanese social interactions.

Japan today "looks" more and more Western, principles governing...

Japan from A to Z: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

by James M. Vardaman & Michiko Sasaki Vardaman Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This Japanese travel guide provides goes beyond the typical guidebook, revealing the underlying cultural and historical reasons for the behavior and attitudes of The Japanese.

Authors Michiko and James Vardaman...

Insight Guides City Guide Tokyo

by Insight Guides Insight Guides (January 01, 2018)

Tokyo is one of the most fast-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights...

A Fool's Journey

by William De Lange TOYO Press (November 30, 2017)

“I had been here before: I was going from being a mere ‘interpreter’ to being a ‘cultural interpreter.’ It was a dangerous path to tread.”

Walking Japan's ancient inland route in search of a vague...

Insight Guides Experience Tokyo

by Insight Guides Insight Guides (November 01, 2017)

Explore iconic cities afresh. Been there, done that? Want a more authenticexperience? Then this stylish Insight guides Experience Tokyo isfor you. Fromseeing un-missable top attractions like the Imperial Palace...

A Guide to Food Buying in Japan

by Carolyn R. Krouse Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A Guide for Food Buying in Japan takes the mystery out of shopping for Japanese food as well as household necessities while staying in Japan.

Part 1: Before You Shop outlines what the shopper will encounter when...

Fodor's Japan

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (April 19, 2016)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

In 2015 Japan will become the 11th most popular destination for US travelers. Over a million...

Fodor's Japan

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (March 04, 2014)

Over one million Americans travel to Japan each year to experience this land of exquisite beauty. In stunning full color, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens...

Fodor's Tokyo

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (January 28, 2014)

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Tokyo, including Asakusa's majestic shrine, Harajuku's riotous fashions, and the world-renowned Tsukiji fish market. Our local experts vet every recommendation to...

Fodor's Tokyo

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (January 17, 2017)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

Tokyo is a vast metropolis that can confound and delight with its complexity. With...

A Girls' Guide to the Islands

by Suzanne Kamata Gemma Open Door (April 01, 2017)

The American writer Suzanne Kamata had lived in Japan for more than half of her life, yet she had never explored the small nearby islands of the Inland Sea. The islands, first made famous by Donald Richie’s...

Speak and Read Japanese

by Larry Herzberg Stone Bridge Press (October 16, 2017)

Speak and Read Japanese provides language learners simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any...

More Making Out in Japanese

by Todd Geers, Erika Hoburg & Elisha Geers Tuttle Publishing (August 04, 2015)

More Making Out in Japanese is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to the Japanese language as it's really spoken.

This phrase book follows the bestselling Making Out in Japanese providing additional (and classic)...

Tokyo Geek's Guide

by Gianni Simone Tuttle Publishing (July 11, 2017)

Tokyo is ground zero for Japan's popular "Geek" or otaku culture—a phenomenon that has now swept across the globe.

This is the most comprehensive guide ever produced to Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides...

Japan Traveler's Companion

by Rob Goss Tuttle Publishing (November 14, 2017)

Richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, Japan Traveler's Companion delves beyond the gaze of traditional guidebooks to uncover the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage,...

Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto

by John Dougill, Takafumi Kawakami & John Einarsen Tuttle Publishing (October 10, 2017)

This Japan travel guide presents a journey into the true heart of the Kyoto experience—one which brings you deep into the world of Kyoto's ancient Zen Buddhist culture.

This is the first comprehensive guide...

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs

by Rob Goss & Akihiko Seki Tuttle Publishing (November 14, 2017)

Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, Japanese Inns & Hot Springs is the definitive guide to Japanese spas and hot springs known as Ryokans.

It presents the finest Ryokans in Japan, from historic properties...