Frommer's Japan

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Wiley, Jul 15, 2010 - Travel - 672 pages
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"Frommer's Japan" is packed with all the facts, tips, and descriptions you need to have perfect vacation: Our author has written about Japan for years, so she's able to provide valuable insights and advice. She'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Follow her picks for the best travel experiences -- including climbing Mount Fuji, splurging on a night in a "ryokan," exploring Kyoto's Gion District, skiing in Honshu and Hokkaido, making a pilgrimage to Sensoji Temple, and riding the Skinkansen Bullet Train -- and you're sure to have a fantastic trip.
A guide to the culture of old and new Japan will help you peel the onion of the unique synthesis of East and West that meets here.
Also included are accurate regional and town maps, up-to-date advice on finding the best package deals, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.

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About the author (2010)

Long before she could read, Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latest National Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany as a university student and freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers and in Tokyo as editor of Far East Traveler, she authored several Frommer's guides, including Frommer's Tokyo and Frommer's Hong Kong. She also contributes to Frommer's Europe by Rail, Frommer’s China, and Frommer’s USA. When not on the road, she resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.

Janie Spencer spent 10 years in Japan working for Kyodo News Service and Tokyo Journal, as well as freelancing for Asian-based and other newspapers and magazines. Her love of travel has led her to more than 40 countries, and she and her family live near Paris and in Hollywood.

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