Exploring Japan

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Fodor's Travel Publications, May 26, 1998 - Japan - 288 pages
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P>Fodor's Exploring Guides are the most up-to-date, full-color guidebooks available. Covering destinations around the world, these guides are loaded with photos, essays on culture and history, descriptions of sights, and practical information. Full-color photos make this a great guide to buy if you're still planning your itinerary (let the photos help you choose!) and it's a perfect companion to a general guidebook, like a Fodor's Gold Guide.

All the great sights plus the history and anecdotes that bring them to life
• Extraordinary coverage of history and culture
• Itineraries, walks and excursions, on and off the beaten path
• Architecture and art

Practical tips and full-color maps and photos
• Getting there and getting around
• When to go and what to pack
• Quick tips on where to sleep in every price range
• Savvy restaurant picks for all budgets

Praise for Fodor's Exploring Guides

"Most travel guides are either beautiful or practical. This one is both." -- New York Daily News

"Beautiful...and the depth of text is impressive." -- San Diego Union Tribune

"Authoritatively written and superbly presented...worthy reading before, during, or after a trip." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Concise, comprehensive, and colorful." -- Washington Post

"Absolutely gorgeous. Fun, colorful, and sophisticated." -- Chicago Tribune

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Contents

by David Scott
8
This quickreference guide
89
Shinjuku Walk
115
Northem Honshu
210
Japan
The economic miracle
Japan Was Walks
34
Asakusa 6869
68
Focus on Hakodate 240241
146
Izumo Taisha shrine
157
Landscape gardens 166167
165
Onsen and Sento 174175
174
Sex in Japan 180181
180
Japanese castles 200201
201
Ryokan 220221
220
The Ainu 236237
236

Feudal life 4041 Nara 116117
116
Along the old canal
136
Soapland districts 244245
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