New Japan Solo

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Kodansha International, 1998 - Travel - 518 pages
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Japan can be a bewildering place for the tourist traveling alone with little or no language skills. But with the right guide, it can be paradise. Published in cooperation with the Japan National Tourist Organization, New Japan Solo is that perfect travel companion. The latest edition of a book the New York Times called "indispensable" has been fully updated and provides a wealth of information far beyond the offerings of the typical travel guide:

- Hundreds of listings for dining, lodging, and travel tips for all budgets-updated with current phone numbers, addresses, and prices
- Suggested itineraries for trips of varying lengths to all regions of Japan
- More than 200 regional and city maps, updated and with detailed transportation routes and landmarks
- Place names in both English and Japanese
- "Conversation cards"-passports to simple and enjoyable Japanese conversation
- Concise directions, exact schedules, and latest train routes

With its methodical approach and abundance of information, New Japan Solo gives an insider's view of one of the Far East's most desirable travel destinations, supplying everything necessary to make any sojourn a success.

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Must have guide

User Review  - Carefree Trvlr - Borders

If you're not traveling with a guided tour this book is the next best thing. It's compact, concise, and easy to understand. However, it need to be updated badly!!! Read full review

Comprehensive guidebook for Rail Pass users

User Review  - royfromnj - Overstock.com

This is a great guide book for tourists using the Japan Rail Pass. Lots of detail and many very handy uncluttered maps for those traveling by train. You should probably use a different guide book to ... Read full review

About the author (1998)


EIJI KANNO, a twelve-year veteran of the Japan National Tourist Organization, served as the Deputy Director of the New York Office as well as the Manager of International Finance in Tokyo. He is currently the director of a New York-based travel service.

CONSTANCE O'KEEFE practices law in Washington , D.C. She has lived in Nagoya and worked for the Japan National Tourist Organization in New York.

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