Explore the heart of Japanese culture with Cool Japan, a new three-part travel guide from Museyon Guides. First, visit Kyoto, where you will discover 1,000 years of history from the ancient love story the Tale of Genji to the traditional tea ceremony. Then head to Tokyo to experience Japan's cutting-edge capital, where the 21st-century kawaii culture collides with landmarks like the Kabuki-za Theater and the Imperial Palace. For a different perspective, venture outside the city to the seaside towns of Tohoku, the region largely affected by the 2011 tsunami disaster.
Written by local expert Sumiko Kajiyama filled with photos, this book introduces readers to Japan’s national heroes and must-see places from a uniquely Japanese perspective. Informative, entertaining, and useful, Cool Japan is an ideal introduction for any traveller looking for a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, past and present.
Book features :
About the Author
- In-depth biographies of major Japanese heroes: Sakamoto Ryoma, Oda Nobunaga, Murasaki Shikibu, Basho, and more
- More than 170 listings for tourist attractions in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Tohoku
- Essential information for first-time visitors to Japan, plus hidden sites and tips that will surprise even experienced travellers
- 35 Japanese art images including national treasures
- 17 colour maps and 470 beautiful colour photos including Japan's national treasures throughout
Sumiko Kajiyama is a journalist and scriptwriter residing in Japan. After working as a TV show director at KTV in Osaka, she lived in the U.S. for more than eight years while getting her Master of Media Communication from New York University and working at The Yomiuri America
"Few locations hold as much interest and require as thought-provoking a travel guide as Japan. This beautifully illustrated and formatted work by author and former TV producer Kajiyama (Ghibli Magic) is organized into three sections that focus on Kyoto, Tokyo, and Tohoku." --Library Journal