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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Gateway to Japan
We know people who adore Tokyo, exulting in the energy of the world’s most futuristic megapolis. Others loath it and flee to tranquil Kyoto, the former imper When friends want to know where to go in Japan, I always ask, “What are you interested in?
Others loath it and flee to tranquil Kyoto, the former imperial city that epitomizes the refinement of traditional culture. Still others visit both cities and marvel at the extremes represented by these opposing poles of the Japanese experience.
9784770020185 – Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) by June Kinoshita; Nicholas Palevsky
The diversity of cultural and geographic offerings can be intimidating. The two sections of this book, History and Culture and Japan by Region, are designed to make them more manageable. History and Culture focuses on specific topics and recommends where to go.
Japan by Region gives the practical information you need to make the trip. History and Culture “A Brief History” introduces the major historical periods and includes a list of the most important figures in Japanese history and culture; their names appear in uppercase letters throughout the book. The chapters that follow provide both an overview and a practical reference on various subjects. For example, “Cuisine” contains bilingual “menus” from which you can order food in restaurants.
Most of the chapters conclude with a list of recommendations. Any place that is mentioned in both the main text and the list appears in uppercase. Japan by Region The ten regional chapters appear in geographic order, from north to south see map on p.
– Gateway to Japan (Kodansha Guide) by June Kinoshita; Nicholas Palevsky
The largest of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu, and the smallest, Shikoku, together make up seven chapters. The remaining three chapters are devoted to Hokkaido, Kyushu, and the Okinawan archipelago.
Each chapter begins with a brief introduction and lists the best attractions, special interests, and seasonal events. Transit Diagrams The transit diagram at the beginning of each regional chapter shows the main trunk line usually the bullet train kkinoshita the region, together with other train and bus lines that jpaan off. The main junctions on the trunk line are assigned roman numerals and treated as jumping-off points from which to explore side routes; the stations along the side routes are assigned arabic kinoshit.
The text describes in numerical order each main junction, followed by the side routes; their direction is denoted by the letters “N” for north, “E” for east, and so forth. For example, suppose you want to visit Dewa Sanzan transit key number IV: To see how to get there, turn to the Tohoku transit diagram p.
The text follows the same organization and is, in effect, a series of japah. Dining, Lodgings, and Local Maps Dining and lodging facilities are listed at the end of each gatway or locale.
Telephone area codes are usually listed beside the lodgings heading. Shops, restaurants, and hotels will appear on local maps according to a number-key system.
Junf inside front cover for a key to symbols. Ratings are awarded on a scale of from one to three stars based on quality, service, and atmosphere. Credit-card information is supplied for every establishment for which the information was available. Paperbackpages. Published June 10th by Kodansha first published May 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Gateway to Japanplease sign up. I found a site that claims to sell an e-book version of this book and I’m not sure if it is the real deal – anyone tried that? See 1 gatewy about Gateway to Japan…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 23, Marie Mockett rated it it was amazing. Absolutely the best guidebook on Japan, ever. I hope that Kodansha releases an updated version at some point, but until then, this really is the greatest.
Gateway to Japan by June Kinoshita
Yes, you can pick up a DK book with lots of photos and a Rough Guide and others will list restaurants and hotels. But so does Gateway. It also does absolutely the best job of putting everything in context–temples, monuments, matsuri.
Each section also lists plenty of smaller festivals that you would miss with a more general guidebook. When Absolutely the best guidebook on Japan, ever. When I take a guidebook, I always make sure it’s this one. Feb 09, Janel added it. Steve Sick rated it liked it Mar 07, Jaclyn rated it really liked it Aug 06, Lori Lander rated it it was amazing Sep 03, AP rated it it was amazing Nov 21, James Turley rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Lisa Hanson rated it really liked it Jul 07, Lisa taylor rated it liked it Jun 11, Nathan Hatch rated it liked it Feb 23, May rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Nastaran rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Mike Stevens rated it really liked it Nov 16, Vittoria rated it really liked it Mar 04, Althea Ann rated it it was ok Jun 09, Hani Iskadarwati rated it really liked it Sep 16, Philipp Muellauer rated it it was amazing May 19, Jiro Jiro rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Michael G rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Mattias Indy rated it really liked it Mar 12, Jonathan rated it liked it Feb 09, Liz Murphy rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Dan rated fo it was amazing Apr 01, Ana rated it liked it Jul 20, Michael Katz agteway it really liked it Feb 07, Christy rated it really liked it Apr 07, Anjali rated it it jappan amazing Nov 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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