Author(s): Rob Goss
Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour photos, Japan Traveler's Companion delves beyond the gaze of traditional guidebooks to uncover the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage, and much more - bringing Japan to life and highlighting the most interesting places to visit in every region of the country. Author Rob Goss is an award-winning travel writer who has lived in Japan for years. He introduces readers to his favourite places to visit in Japan in an engaging way and provides detailed itineraries for each region of the country. In his uniquely illustrated travel guide, the traits and traditions defining major destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto, and the booming winter resort of Niseko, are described, along with other lesser-known parts of Japan that few visitors get to experience - the contemporary 'art island' of Naoshima, the UNESCO World Heritage flora and fauna of Yakushima, and the recovering Tohoku region which was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Includes:A map of the region shows the location of major sights, all of which are described and shown in the chapterCovers the 86 most important sights in Japan including 22 UNESCO World Heritage SitesIntroductory chapters on Japanese cuisine, popular culture, and Samurai history.
Rob Goss is an award-winning British writer and long-term Tokyo resident focusing on Japan, travel writing, and creative writing that ranges from short fiction to short-form poetry. Japan: a Traveler's Companion is Rob's fifth book with Tuttle. His others include the NATJA award-winning guidebooks Tuttle Travel Pack: Japan and Tokyo: Capital of Cool. Rob has also contributed to books for Fodors, Insight Guides, Dorling Kindersley and Rough Guides, as well as for magazines including Time, National Geographic Traveler and 100 other publications around the globe.