Japan: The Rough Guide

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Rough Guides, 1999 - Japan - 838 pages
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The Nagano Olympics and bargain yen have made Japan the place to be for independent travelers. The Rough Guide covers all the places you've been yearning to see, from frenetic Tokyo to the sacred temples of Kyoto and Nara, then goes off the beaten path to capture the chilly winds of Hokkaido and the tropical breezes of Okinawa. It also features thousands of critical reviews of accommodations, restaurants, and nightlife for all budgets, and informed coverage of contemporary Japanese society and popular culture.

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User Review  - Algybama - LibraryThing

Recommends some terrible restaurants in Tokyo. You're better off doing your own research. Otherwise it was very useful, though for a "rough" guide it needs to be seriously condensed. Descriptions of shrines, towns, etc, try to sell you on things in a very long-winded manner. Read full review

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User Review  - Regina Hunter - Goodreads

Reconsidering going to Ukraine this summer..... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jan Dodd lived in Tokyo in the early nineties and has been searching for the perfect rotembro (hot spring pool) ever since. Simon Richmond also lived and worked in Tokyo, as an editor and writer, and continues to return regularly. Simon and Jan are also the co-authors of the Rough Guide to Japan.

Author Simon Richmond lives in Japan, is an anime expert and co-authors the award-winning "Rough Guide to Japan

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