Japan Traveler's Companion

Japan's Most Famous Sights From Okinawa to Hokkaido

Japan Traveler's Companion

Japan mesmerizes and bewilders the visitor in equal measure, making a top-notch travel guide essential for anyone planning a trip to the land of the rising sun. Rob Goss is an award-winning Japan travel writer who has lived in the country for years. From fast-paced Tokyo to the serene temples and gardens of Kyoto to the booming winter resort of Niseko, Goss shows visitors where to experience the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage, and so much more. Delving beyond the scope of traditional guidebooks, Japan Traveler's Companion showcases the insider's Japan, offering detailed itineraries for each region as well as: Information on the country's 100 most important tourist sights, including 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Illustrated introductions to Japanese cuisine, popular culture, and Samurai history A map of each region with suggested walks Tips for getting off the beaten path and finding Japan's lesser-known treasures, such as the contemporary "art island" of Naoshim and Yakushima's breathtaking flora and fauna Engagingly written and richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, this Japan travel guide is the one book visitors will keep by their side before, during, and long after they complete their journey.

Traveler's Companion Guide to Japan

Traveler's Companion Guide to Japan

Describes the country's history and culture, identifies points of interest, and recommends hotels and restaurants

Japan

A Traveler's Literary Companion

Japan

This collection guides the reader through the complexity that is Japan. Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Hino Keizo leads the reader through Tokyo's mazes in "Jacob's Tokyo Ladder." Nakagami Kenji explores the ghostly, mythology-laden backwoods of Kumano. Atoda Takashi takes us to Kyoto to follow the mystery of a pair of shoes and discover the death of a stranger. The stories, like the country and the people, are beautiful and compelling. Let these literary masters be your guide -- from the beauty of northern Honshu through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to the many temples in Kyoto, through Osaka and the coastline of the Sea of Japan, and down to southern Kushu -- to a Japan that only the finest stories can reveal. Contributors include Hino Keizo, Maruya Saiichi, Inoue Yasushi, Oda Sakunosuke, Miyamoto Teru, Tada Chimako, Atoda Takashi, Nakagami Kenji, Mizukami Tsutomu, Kawabata Yasunari, Takahashi Mutsuo, and Shima Tsuyoshi.

The Fearful Traveler's Companion

The Fearful Traveler's Companion

If you're an armchair traveler, a package deal junkie, or a cruise voyager and you don't think you have the guts for adventure travel, you're in for a surprise. Adventure travel is not only for the young, the fit, and the fearless! The Fearful Traveler's Companion is a collection of travel stories, tips, and anecdotes that address those fears that have kept "smarter" people at home. Whether you're afraid of plane crashes or riding escalators, no fear is too great or too trivial to be scrutinized with a dose of compassion and humor. Travel can be scary business. Even the most seasoned travelers have their personal bêtes noires: aversions to germs, getting caught in a crowd, or even eating alone in a restaurant. But author Chris Card Fuller wants to squash the myth of the fearless traveler. Her refreshing travel therapy submits that each new trip helps you to confront your fears head-on, strengthening your resolve and confidence for even more outlandish destinations!

100 English Dialogs - A Traveler’s Companion - Practical Thematic Dialogs for Your English Language Needs

100 English Dialogs - A Traveler’s Companion - Practical Thematic Dialogs for Your English Language Needs

100 English Dialogs is an indispensable traveler’s companion. Particularly useful for readers who want to amplify and diversify their English skills, the purpose of this quick reference guide to vocabulary and structure is to raise awareness of improvement potential and provide exposure to spoken English, while encouraging and challenging readers to explore common patterns of usage that are essential to modern English communication. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced non-native speakers will be able to increase their vocabulary and conversational skills, while improving their command of both spoken and written English. Readers are encouraged to expand their knowledge through numerous other pertinent sources—many of which mentioned in their respective dialogs. Whilst there is no substitute for reading the book in its entirety, whether you are planning an in-depth study or not, these resources are here for your use, to employ in the way which will best suit your English-language needs.

The Closed Hand

Images of the Japanese in Modern Peruvian Literature

The Closed Hand

In her book, The Closed Hand: Images of the Japanese in Modern Peruvian Literature, Rebecca Riger Tsurumi captures the remarkable story behind the changing human landscape in Peru at the end of the nineteenth century when Japanese immigrants established what would become the second largest Japanese community in South America. She analyzes how non-Japanese Peruvian narrators unlock the unspoken attitudes and beliefs about the Japanese held by mainstream Peruvian society, as reflected in works written between l966 and 2006. Tsurumi explores how these Peruvian literary giants, including Mario Vargas Llosa, Miguel Gutiérrez, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Carmen Ollé, Pilar Dughi, and Mario Bellatin, invented Japanese characters whose cultural differences fascinated and confounded their creators. She compares the outsider views of these Peruvian narrators with the insider perceptions of two Japanese Peruvian poets, José Watanabe and Doris Moromisato, who tap personal experiences and memories to create images that define their identities.The book begins with a brief sociohistorical overview of Japan and Peru, describing the conditions in both nations that resulted in Japanese immigration to Peru and concluding in contemporary times. Tsurumi traces the evolution of the terms Orient and Japanese/Oriental and the depiction of Asians in Modernista poetry and in later works by Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges. She analyzes the images of the Japanese portrayed in individual works of modern Peruvian narrative, comparing them with those created in Japanese Peruvian poetry. The book concludes with an appendix containing excerpts from Tsurumi's interviews and correspondence in Spanish with writers and poets in Lima and Mexico City.

Travel Journal Japan

Travel Journal Japan

This journal is the perfect traveling companion for anyone visiting Japan. Plan and record all details of your trip, includes lined and blank pages for writing your daily diary and holiday planning, with handy information tailored for travelers. Lists to help you pack, plan and set budgets are included in this journal. The perfect gift for anyone visiting Japan.

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs

A Guide to Japan's Best Ryokan & Onsen

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs

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 like Hiiragiya in Kyoto and Kikkaso in Hakone to luxury retreats like Zaborin in Hokkaido and Tenku-no-Mori in Kyushu. In this Japan travel guide you will find: The 40 best Japanese ryokan and onsens for English-speaking visitors (including 13 in the Tokyo area and 11 in and around Kyoto and Nara) A description of the special features of each ryokan and what is included in your stay Tips on how to choose the right ryokan for you Practical advice on how to book a stay and a detailed etiquette guide Above all else this ryokan guide reveals the enduring traditions of Japanese hospitality, a rich heritage reaching back a thousand years to the time when Japan's hot spring bathing culture took root. The beautiful properties in this book also illustrate the unique design sensibility for which Japan is so justly renowned. Indispensable tips on booking a Japanese ryokan that is right for you and reaching each property by train, bus and taxi are provided along with a detailed etiquette guide to staying at a ryokan and bathing in an onsen, as well as descriptions of the special features of each of the inns featured.

Welcoming the Japanese Visitor

Insights, Tips, Tactics

Welcoming the Japanese Visitor

Written for Hawaiian tourist trade but would be very useful for those who are puzzled by the behaviour and expectations of the Japanese. Good on conducting business with specific market segments from honeymooners to family groups or businessmen.