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About the author:
KRISTINE OHKUBO is an avid traveler, blogger and Japanophile. A graduate of DePaul University, she developed a deep love and appreciation of Japanese culture, people, and history early in life. Her travels in Japan have enabled her to gain insight into the traditions and philosophies inherent to this wondrous nation which she shares with you in this travel guide.
A Blogger's Guide to Japan
For many, the island country of Japan is a far distant place characterized by temples, shrines, Noh, tea ceremonies, kimonos, geisha, manga and maid cafes. They often dream about visiting this alluring nation, but few actually have an opportunity to do so.
However, for those who do travel to Japan, it becomes a destination that they visit over and over again.
I had the pleasure of traveling to Japan numerous times since 2007, fell in love with the country, and vowed to return many times. I approached each visit with wide-eyed enthusiasm, immersing myself in the local culture and learning about the history and traditions of this magnificent place that once I only dreamed about. I fell in love with Japan and its people and wanted to share my experiences with others so that they too would carve out an opportunity to someday travel there.
With this travel guide written from the perspective of a travel blogger and a frequent visitor to Japan, you will learn about the history and background of each destination to help you develop a greater appreciation for the sites you visit. Discover places that are popular with tourists and travel to attractions off the beaten path. Uncover festivals and traditions unique to each area and familiarize yourself with local cuisines.
The book is organized by region/prefecture and the various locations/points of interest are listed in English, Japanese, and Romaji. Consequently, you will find that regardless of whether you are traveling for a week, a month or several months, you can use this book not only to plan your travels but also to explore further once you are there.
Where available, the web page address, physical address, and travel tips will enable you to obtain current, detailed information for each venue.
- Publication Date:
- 1539033112 / 9781539033110
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Asia / Japan