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Table Of Contents

What’s New in Japan
The Best of Japan
THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES 5
1The Best Travel Experiences
THE BEST TEMPLES & SHRINES 7
2The Best Temples & Shrines
3The Best Gardens
THE BEST CASTLES,PALACES & VILLAS 9
4The Best Castles,Palaces & Villas
5The Best Museums
THE BEST OF OLD JAPAN 13
7The Best of Old Japan
8The Best of Modern Japan
10The Best Traditional Ryokan
Planning Your Trip to Japan
1The Regions in Brief
VISITOR INFORMATION & MAPS 25
2Visitor Information & Maps
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3Entry Requirements
WHEN TO GO 27
4When to Go
JAPAN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
5Getting There
6Money & Costs
The Japanese Yen
7Travel Insurance
HEALTH & SAFETY 43
8Health & Safety
SPECIALIZED TRAVEL RESOURCES 45
9Specialized Travel Resources
STAYING CONNECTED 47
10Staying Connected
11Escorted & Package Tours
GETTING AROUND JAPAN 51
12Getting Around Japan
13Tips on Accommodations
15Packing Tips
16Recommended Books
FAST FACTS:Japan
Suggested Japan Itineraries
1Japan in 1 Week
2Japan in 2 Weeks
3Japan for Families
4Northern Japan in 2 Weeks
Settling into Tokyo
1Orientation
TOKYO’S NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF
2Getting Around
Transfers on the Subway & Train
FAST FACTS:Tokyo
FAST FACTS: TOKYO 115
Family-Friendly Hotels
Narita Stopover
Family-Friendly Restaurants
Exploring Tokyo
1The Top Attractions
3Parks & Gardens
PARKS & GARDENS181
4More Museums
5Spectacular City Views
SPECTACULAR CITY VIEWS187
6City Strolls
Side Trips from Tokyo
1Kamakura,Ancient Capital £
2Shogun Country:Nikko £
SHOGUN COUNTRY:NIKKO227
Yokohama
The Japan Alps
Kyoto & Nara
ORIENTATION281
KYOTO’S NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF
GETTING AROUND283
FAST FACTS: Kyoto
3Where to Stay in Kyoto
4Where to Dine in Kyoto
WHERE TO DINE IN KYOTO301
5Exploring the City
EXPLORING THE CITY313
7Shopping in Kyoto
SHOPPING IN KYOTO331
8Kyoto After Dark
9A Side Trip to Nara ™
A SIDE TRIP TO NARA337
The Rest of Western Honshu
1Nagoya
2Ise-Shima National Park ™
3More of Old Japan:Kanazawa ™
4Osaka
5Kobe
HIMEJI,A CASTLE TOWN417
8Okayama:Gateway to Shikoku
10Off the Beaten Path:Matsue ¡
Shikoku
Kyushu
1Fukuoka
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
3Unzen Spa & Its Hells ™
UNZEN SPA & ITS HELLS 509
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Frommer's Japan

Frommer's Japan

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America’s #1 bestselling travel series Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.More annually updated guides than any other series16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guidesOutspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itinerariesDozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design Tourism to Japan increased by 12% over the first half of 2007. Half a million tourists were North Americans, of which approximately 100,000 were traveling on business.List of Maps. What’s New in Japan. 1 The Best of Japan. 2 Planning Your Trip to Japan. 3 Suggested Japan Itineraries. 4 Settling into Tokyo. 5 Exploring Tokyo. 6 Side Trips from Tokyo. 7 The Japan Alps. 8 Kyoto& Nara. 9 The Rest of Western Honshu. 11 Kyushu. 12 Northeastern Honshu: Tohoku. 13 Hokkaido. Appendix A: Japan in Depth. Appendix B: A Glossary of Useful Japanese Terms. Appendix C: A Japanese-Character Index of Establishment Names. Index.Long before she could read,Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latestNational Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany as a university student and freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers and in Tokyo as editor ofFar East Traveler, she authored several Frommer’s guides, includingFrommer’s Tokyo andFrommer’s Hong Kong. She also contributes toFrommer’s Europe by Rail, Frommer’s China, andFrommer’s USA. When not on the road, she resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.Janie Spencer spent 10 years in Japan working forKyodo News Service andTokyo Journal, as well as freelancing for Asian-based and other newspapers and magazines. Her love of travel has led her to more than 40 countries, and she and her family live near Paris and in Hollywood.Frommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Insider tips help you make the most of Japan, from taking in the hypermodern in Tokyo to visiting ancient temples, shrines, and centuries-old traditional inns.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com
America’s #1 bestselling travel series Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.More annually updated guides than any other series16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guidesOutspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itinerariesDozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design Tourism to Japan increased by 12% over the first half of 2007. Half a million tourists were North Americans, of which approximately 100,000 were traveling on business.List of Maps. What’s New in Japan. 1 The Best of Japan. 2 Planning Your Trip to Japan. 3 Suggested Japan Itineraries. 4 Settling into Tokyo. 5 Exploring Tokyo. 6 Side Trips from Tokyo. 7 The Japan Alps. 8 Kyoto& Nara. 9 The Rest of Western Honshu. 11 Kyushu. 12 Northeastern Honshu: Tohoku. 13 Hokkaido. Appendix A: Japan in Depth. Appendix B: A Glossary of Useful Japanese Terms. Appendix C: A Japanese-Character Index of Establishment Names. Index.Long before she could read,Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latestNational Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany as a university student and freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers and in Tokyo as editor ofFar East Traveler, she authored several Frommer’s guides, includingFrommer’s Tokyo andFrommer’s Hong Kong. She also contributes toFrommer’s Europe by Rail, Frommer’s China, andFrommer’s USA. When not on the road, she resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.Janie Spencer spent 10 years in Japan working forKyodo News Service andTokyo Journal, as well as freelancing for Asian-based and other newspapers and magazines. Her love of travel has led her to more than 40 countries, and she and her family live near Paris and in Hollywood.Frommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Insider tips help you make the most of Japan, from taking in the hypermodern in Tokyo to visiting ancient temples, shrines, and centuries-old traditional inns.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

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