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Japan Insight Guide (Insight Guides) Paperback – 7 Mar 2007

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: APA Publications Pte Ltd; 4 edition (7 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9812586008
  • ISBN-13: 978-9812586001
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,249,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Insight Guides" provide the complete picture through expert and informative text and remarkable photography. Each book is an inspiring background read, serving as an invaluable, on-the-spot companion. They can also be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit. Expert local writers bring to life a destination's history, culture, arts and people. The guides contain detailed, cross-reference maps which means that areas and sites mentioned can be quickly pin pointed. They also incorporate all the travel details and contact numbers visitors will need.

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This very indepth guidebooktells of Japans history, culture and festivals/celebrations. It has very good tourist info, maps and phrases. The pictures are stunning. Highly recommended.
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the book was useful at times and contained a good potted history of Japan, however it was a bit too heavy to want to carry around with you. Lots of glosssy double page pictures that are not useful when travelling and just add to size/weight.
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HASH(0x93294abc) out of 5 stars First trip to Japan spring Break 08 10 April 2008
By H. M. Totoro - Published on
We just got back from Japan 3 days ago it was a wonderful two weeks. This book was a tremendous help. It has wonderful maps details of things to see on the maps. It even mentions train stations to help you get to where you are going. It goes thru the history of Japan as well a great section on the most popular places to see and eat at in Japan.

It gives wonderful information like the Shinjuku Station is the busiest in Japan with over 3 million people passing thru it each and every day. We experienced that when we went to see the Shinjuku Gyoen. There were so many people everywhere and you felt packed like a sardine but it was exciting to be apart of that experience. They actually have people there that will shove people into the train so that they can get as many people on as possible. Its crazy!

Every night we would sit in our room with this book and our train map and plan out what we were doing the next day. With this book and an english train map Japan was at our finger tips! I am actually purchasing the compliments to this book on Tokyo and the street map all made by insight for our return trip in June.
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HASH(0x93450e94) out of 5 stars EXCELLENT GUIDE FOR TRAVEL OR JUST REFERENCE. 19 Nov. 2007
By Kay's Husband - Published on
Between the years 1962 and 1964 I had residence in Japan at Kamiseya, a scenic, rural, farmland area on the Kanto Plain, in the Tokyo/Yokohama area, 16 km from Yokohama). I have never forgotten either the daily living experience or Japan itself, but doubting a return ever to Japan, I now use these guides as reading material on a Japan 40 plus years removed from the country I knew. I am amazed at the difference between the Japan of the mid 1960s I knew and the Japan of 2009.

Having the 1st edition, and the later 3rd edition, of this Insight Guide I can say for my use this is the best guide I would want for Japan. Each person needs judge according to personal taste and for the travel they will be doing, but for overall information this is one fine reference guide. Should I ever be blessed enough to return to Japan, one of these up-to-date books will be among many things I'd pack.

domo arigato gozaimasu

Semper Fi.
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HASH(0x9390da80) out of 5 stars One of the best guides for Japan 8 Sept. 2008
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I am planning a trip to Japan next spring; after examining many guides, I am glad I bought this one. It's current, beautifully organized and well illustrated with nice photography. I never bought Insight guides before, but this one will not be my last.
HASH(0x9a8de6b4) out of 5 stars I know where I want to go on vacation when I get the money... 18 April 2014
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This guide is a clear, concise text explaining the details of travel to various locations in Japan. It really makes me want to go there.
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