Sushi, cherry blossom trees, Mount Fuji. The land of the rising sun, birthplace of the samurai and home of the nihonjin, otherwise known to us as the Japanese. This land is not only in possession of one of the most culturally rich heritages of any country worldwide, it also boasts of having one of the best infrastructures out there.
Take a ride on the always (a-l-w-a-y-s) punctual bullet train, experience the pleasure taking a bath in their famous hot springs, take a tour of their ridiculously aesthetic Shinto and Buddhist temples while taking a deep dive into their cultural traditions. Japan has something for everyone, make sure to know where you are heading when you visit by reading these travel books about Japan.
#1 Tokyo Style Guide by Jane Lawson
In Tokyo Style Guide, Jane Lawson offers a unique insight into Japan’s culture and aesthetic with her expert guided walks through 21 of the most intriguing and stylish Tokyo neighborhoods and the best of what they have to offer. She shares information on how to get the most from your trip – what to see and how best to experience it. Tokyo Style Guide is packed with places where you can shop, relax, be inspired, eat and sleep, as well as practical tips to help you prepare for your trip, navigate the city with confidence and make the most of your visit.
#2 How to Live Japanese by Yutaka Yazawa
From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese.
#3 Essence of Japan: A Coloring Journey by Joyce Will
Essence of Japan, A Coloring Journey contains 30 beautiful illustrations that give you a taste of the land of the raising sun. Travel descriptions in the back of the book. A Japanese themed coloring book that captures the charm of theTravel through Japan’s different prefectures such as Tokyo, Matsumoto, and Takayama’s countryside. With a wide range of images of Japan. Experience culture, traditions, and beauty through nature, ancient cities, wonderful people, and great destinations. Discover the stunning scenery of Japan, elaborate ceilings, decorated folding fans, Asian architecture, beautiful of Mt Fuji, delicious sushi, and much more. Visit the Japan by exploring lush landscapes, meeting Samurai warriors, and marveling at incredible Unesco World Heritage sites. All art is rendered as enchanting, stylized images that capture this rich cultural background and tradition loved around the world. Experience real destinations, seen through the artist’s eye.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Jane Lawson from The Quarto Group
Yutaka Yazawa from The Quarto Group
Joyce Will from ArtisticWill Designs