National Geographic Traveler Japan 6th Edition (Paperback)

National Geographic Traveler Japan 6th Edition By Perrin Lindelauf, Nicholas Bornoff, Ken Shimizu (Photographs by) Cover Image
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Inspiring photography, insider tips, cultural interpretation, and expert advice are hallmarks of these bestselling travel guides, ensuring a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination.

In Japan, spring bursts onto the scene with the splendor of blooming cherry trees (sakura), the symbol of life. This is the most popular season for visitors, who enjoy the tranquility of the Zen gardens, however, the narrow archipelago of Japan offers considerable cultural and geographical variety, with interesting attractions and places to visit throughout the seasons. Attractions range from the snowcapped volcano of Mount Fuji to tropical atolls and the frenzied metropoles of Tokyo and Kyoto--the imperative experiences of Japan could fill an entire lifetime. National Geographic brings all the aspects of the culture, history, and traditions of the places to visit. Walking itineraries, with maps, include Shibuya-ku, Ueno, Hakodate, Hagi and the route from Magome to Tsumago. Among the excursions, there are visits to the wonderful Japanese gardens, to the Peace Park in Hiroshima and to the national parks of Akan and Kushiro-Shitsugen. It is possible to follow the pilgrim paths of Kumano Kodo or take whale-watching trips along the coasts. The travel advice for the eight main islands and regions includes the most interesting cities, towns, and regions of Japan, helping visitors discover one of the most famous and complex tourist destinations of Asia.

About the Author

PERRIN LINDELAUF was born in the Canadian Rockies and moved to Japan after studying English Literature, Languages, and Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. During his stay in Japan, he traveled widely, seeking out little-known and historical curiosities. He lost himself in the mountains of the archipelago, stripped in front of strangers numerous times, and ate everything from fermented sushi to live minnows.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788854415867
ISBN-10: 8854415863
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: National Geographic Traveler