Guidebook to Japan?
February 22, 2008 4:57 AM Subscribe
Which Japan travel guide should I get?
posted by sdis to Travel & Transportation around Japan (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to Japan in September for 4-5 weeks in a touring opera company. I know very little about the details except that all accommodations are taken care of, that food's done at a set per diem rate, our days are fairly structured, and I can guess that we'll be going all around Japan.
So! I'm looking to:
1) Save as much of my per diem as possible (so good, cheap food recommendations in many cities are a big plus)
2) In the (perhaps limited) free time I have, get some guidance in terms of sight-seeing and things to do.
3) Have some maps that show me where said sight-seeing and food options are.
Bonus points for historical background, double bonus points for a more local, less touristy sort of viewpoint.
If Rick Steves wrote a Japan guide, I'd get it, but alas, no dice.