4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Useful background for first-time leisure travel to Japan.,
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This review is from: Japan: Its History and Culture (Japan: Its History & Culture) (Paperback)
I knew very little about Japanese history and culture and I wanted to have some understanding of what I was about to see and experience in my first trip to the country. I wouldn't quite describe it as light reading, but it's an approachable introduction to the history and culture of a fascinating country for travellers who want a little more depth and understanding. I skim-read some of the detail in the more historical sections but might go back and read them more carefully now I've been there.