Description - Lonely Planet Japan by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's local travel experts reveal all you need to know to plan the trip of a lifetime to Japan.

Discover popular and off the beaten track experiences from visiting Yoshino for Japan's most famous cherry-blossom-viewing festival to sipping sake at a 300-year-old brewery in Niigata, and exploring the Unesco-listed streetscapes of Hagi. 

Build a trip to remember with Lonely Planet's Japan Travel Guide:

  • Our classic guidebook format provides you with the most comprehensive level of information for planning multi-week trips
  • Updated with an all new structure and design so you can navigate Japan and connect experiences together with ease
  • Create your perfect trip with exciting itineraries for extended journeys combined with suggested day trips, walking tours, and activities to match your passions
  • Get fresh takes on must-visit sights including climbing Mt Fuji, visiting Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, and experiencing the extravagant shrine of Tosho-gu
  • Special features on onsen etiquette, Japanese food, and the 88 sacred temples pilgrimage
  • Expert local recommendations on when to go, eating, drinking, nightlife, shopping, accommodation, adventure activities, festivals, and more
  • Essential information toolkit containing tips on arriving; transport; making the most of your time and money; LGBTIQ+ travel advice; useful words and phrases; accessibility; and responsible travel
  • Connect with Japanese culture through stories that delve deep into local life, history, and traditions¬†
  • Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps including a pull out map of Tokyo
  • Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji & around Tokyo, Central Honshu & the Japan Alps, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima & Western Honshu, Northern Honshu, Sapporo & Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa & the Southwest Islands


Create a trip that's uniquely yours and get to the heart of this extraordinary country with Lonely Planet's Japan.

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