Japan is well covered by excellent guidebooks, and this one is a good as any. Its Canadian author, McQueen, has become a bit more grumpy about the Japanese over the years, especially regarding their attitudes toward foreigners who take root in their country, but he still finds much to recommend. There are 200 pages of fine background and introductory information, and an abundance of simple but practical maps. Robert Strauss’s Japan: A Travel Survival Kit (Lonely Planet, 1991. 4th ed.) is longer, has some color photographs, and is slightly more expensive. Both of these guides are superior choices for the independent traveler, and libraries cannot go wrong in buying them in rotation.
- Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A guide to getting there and enjoying it more – with minimum hassle and expense. This updated version of the guide to Japan includes maps, travel schedules and fares.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan
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