Gateway to Japan has 37 ratings and 2 reviews. Marie said: Absolutely the best guidebook on Japan, ever. I hope that Kodansha releases an updated version. Buy Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) 3rd Revised edition by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Buy Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) 2nd Revised edition by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store.

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Since the price of most things in yen has not changed much since it was written it is still valuable, just convert using the current conversion rate. The diversity of cultural and geographic offerings can be intimidating.

The Japan Rail Pass can be a money saver depending on your itinerary.

9784770020185 – Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) by June Kinoshita; Nicholas Palevsky

Transit Diagrams The transit diagram at the beginning of each regional chapter shows the main trunk line usually the bullet train traversing the region, together with other train and bus lines that branch off.

I recently completed a 19 day trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. Mattias Indy rated it really liked it Mar 12, I like the book’s emphasis on culture rather than pop culture.

Are you a frequent reader or book collector? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. If you are willing to rely on the superb public transportation system and to try the accommodations and restaurants that the average Japanese themselves use, you will be able to stretch gxteway budget considerably further than if you were to stick to international hotels and fancy French restaurants.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This was the best of the lot. Sometimes it is cheaper to fly–especially if you count in the time savings.

Shops, restaurants, and hotels will appear on local maps according to a number-key system. Still others visit both cities and marvel at the extremes represented by these opposing poles of the Japanese experience. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

Michael Katz rated it really liked it Feb 07, Lori Lander rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Highly recommended–just add a Japanese phrase book, some detailed maps and you are ready to go to Japan! Gateway to Japan by June Kinoshita.

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Sign In Register Help Cart. I can’t imagine a trip to Japan without it. Jaclyn rated it really liked it Aug 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Find Rare Books Book Value. The two sections of this book, History and Culture and Japan by Region, are designed to make them more manageable.


For those who like festivals, there’s a complete schedule of the important ones by month. Nathan Hatch rated it liked it Feb 23, Want to Read saving…. I hope that Kodansha releases an updated version at some point, but until then, this really is the greatest.

Japan by Region gives the practical information you need to make the trip. Another ventured north to savor the culinary traditions of Tohoku. Even though occasionally you’d find something out of date e.

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