Gateway to Japan has 37 ratings and 2 reviews. Marie said: Absolutely the best guidebook on Japan, ever. I hope that Kodansha releases an updated version. Buy Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) 3rd Revised edition by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Buy Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) 2nd Revised edition by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store.

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There are excellent write-ups on the various periods of Japanese art and history, Japanese religions, castles, villas and gardens and so forth. Sometimes it is cheaper to fly–especially if you count in the time savings.

Absolutely the best guidebook on Japan, ever.

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Still others visit both cities and marvel at the extremes represented by these opposing poles of the Japanese experience. Stars are assigned as follows:.

The huge food marts in department store basements sell beautiful and inexpensive bento lunch boxesperfect for picnics or for taking back to your room. Restaurant lunch specials are often a bargain. Hani Iskadarwati kune it really liked it Sep 16, Steve Sick rated it liked it Mar gatewayy, Didn’t find what you’re looking for?

To see how to get there, turn to the Tohoku transit diagram p. If there is a perfect comprehensive guide to Japan I have yet to find it, despite buying 6 of them. For example, “Cuisine” contains bilingual “menus” from which you can order food in restaurants.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Shops, restaurants, and hotels will appear on local maps according to a number-key system. Kodansha International, April 14. Customers who bought this item also bought. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

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Review “We’ve tried very hard to find something Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! Sign up to receive offers and updates: Use Time Out Tokyo if you are only going to Tokyo. History and Culture “A Brief History” introduces the major historical periods and includes a list of the most important figures in Japanese history and culture; their names appear in uppercase letters throughout the book.

History and Culture focuses on specific topics and recommends where to go. Although I like to browse through other Japan guides for fun and variety, this is the book I use to plan an kinoshira.


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Nathan Hatch rated it liked it Feb 23, Return to Book Page. The text follows the same organization and is, in byy, a series of mini-itineraries. When friends want to know where to go in Japan, I always ask, “What are you interested in?

I could go on and on. It’s hard for me to believe that there hasn’t been a new edition because the other books just don’t measure up. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I highly recommend this to anyone going to Japan, especially if they are backpacking.

Gateway to Japan by June Kinoshita

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The largest of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu, and the smallest, Shikoku, kinosita make up seven chapters. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Write a customer review.