By Martin Zatko, Sally McLaren

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The award-winning Rough consultant to Japan makes the fitting shuttle spouse to 1 of the world's most original and dynamic countries.

In complete colour all through, this opinionated advisor is jam-packed with crucial info at the most recent and most sensible areas to sleep, devour, get together and store and comprises tips about etiquette and different cultural niceties. Maps of the entire major vacationer locations and easy-to-read colour transportation maps of the Tokyo and Osaka educate and subway structures assist you navigate the main cities.

From neon-soaked Tokyo to temple-studded Kyoto and snow-topped Mount Fuji, all the significant shuttle hotspots are coated in complete, and The tough consultant to Japan additionally issues tips on how to off-the-beaten-track gem stones: Soak in a live-volcano sizzling spring on Kyushu island, cross diving in tropical Okinawa, or wind your manner via mountain traverses within the Japan Alps.

You'll additionally discover a richer figuring out of the rustic via chapters on Japan's historical past, religions, arts, videos, track, and urgent environmental issues.

Make the main of some time with The tough consultant to Japan.

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35) taking in the capital and surrounding region. uk. Offers flights, accommodation packages, Japan Rail passes and guided tours. com. A good variety of trips on offer, covering everything from architecture to onsen. uk. Their guided tours all offer at least three days in and around Tokyo; customized packages possible. au. Options include a three-night onsen tour to Tokyo and Hakone. com. Small-group hiking tours. Itineraries include some unusual destinations such as the volcanoes of Kyūshū and the island Yakushima.

125) has recently expanded and now offers a wider range of international connections. Airfares are highest around the Golden Week holiday period at the beginning of May, and the Obon festival in mid-August, as well as at Christmas and New Year, when seats are at a premium. Prices drop during the “shoulder” seasons – April to June and September to October – with the best deals in the low season, January to March and November to December (excluding Christmas and New Year). Flights from the UK and Ireland ANA, British Airways, Japan Airlines and Virgin fly nonstop from London to Tokyo, with the trip taking about twelve hours.

Next comes the shi (city) or, in the country, the gun (county) or mura (village). The largest cities are then subdivided into ku (wards), followed by chō (districts), then chōme (local neighbourhoods), blocks and, finally, individual buildings. If a building has a name and/or holds several different businesses or homes on different floors, you’ll find the floor number generally listed according to the US fashion with the first floor (1F) being the ground floor and the second floor (2F) being the first floor above ground.

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