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Moon Japan: Plan Your Trip, Avoid the Crowds, and Experience the Real Japan

Jonathan DeHart

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From the world's busiest intersection to the most serene hot springs, modernity and tradition mingle with grace in Japan. Experience the natural wonder and rich culture of a country unlike any other with Moon Japan. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries including a 14-day 'Best of Japan' and a week in and around TokyoStrategic advice for spiritual seekers, anime fans, foodies, fashionistas, hikers, and much moreThe top sights and unique experiences: Wander the shrines and temples of Ueno-koen park and stop in Tokyo National Museum for world-renowned Japanese art. Catch a traditional kabuki theatre performance or a sumo match, picnic under cherry blossom branches, and spend the night in a temple, a traditional ryokan, or a capsule hotel. Learn about samurai heritage in Sanmachi Suji or zazen meditation at the Buddhist temples of Kyoto, and get an unforgettable lesson in 20th century history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park or Okinawa Peace Memorial MuseumOutdoor activities: Hike the trails of Mt. Fuji or the river-filled valley of Kamikochi and relax in a communal onsen hot spring. Ski or snowboard at a world-class resort, surf in the Pacific off the coast of Shikoku, or dive along the coral reefs of OkinawaThe best local flavors: Feast on ramen or an elaborate spread of sushi, sample fresh seafood at the world's largest fish market in Tokyo, and drink your way through the famed beer scene in SapporoNeighborhood walks through Tokyo's liveliest areasHonest insight from American expat and longtime Tokyo local Jonathan DeHartFull-color, vibrant photos throughoutDetailed maps and useful tips for navigating public transportation Focused coverage of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, Okinawa, Tohoku and Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu, and moreThorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, government, and cultureHandy tools including a Japanese phrasebook, health and safety tips, customs and conduct, and information for LGBTQ, female, and senior travelers, as well as families and travelers with disabilities
With Moon Japan's practical advice and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way.

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