Lonely Planet's Experience Japan travel guide reveals exciting new ways to explore this iconic destination with one-of-a-kind adventures at every turn. See ancient rituals in beautiful temples, find zen at a traditional tea ceremony, celebrate Tokyo's vibrant pop culture – using our local experts and planning tools to create your own unique trip.
Inside Lonely Planet's Experience Japan:
Local experts share their love for the real Japan, offering fresh perspectives into the country's traditions, values and modern trends to make your travel experience even more meaningful
In the know tips to help you build on your experiences when visiting well-known sights and landmarks
Fun insights that will pique your curiosity and take you to the heart of the place – follow in the footsteps of pilgrims to see the three Grand Shrines of Kumano; devour bowls of hearty ramen and thick saucy udon in Downtown Osaka; surf, swim and dive in Okinawa's crystal blue waters
Insider scoop on the best festivals, secret hangouts, hidden locations, tantalising local food scene and photo-worthy views
Handy seasonal trip planner to guide you on where to go, when to travel and what to pack
Practical information on money, getting around, unique and local ways to stay, and responsible travel
Comprehensive selection of maps throughout and beautiful full-colour photography to inspire you as you plan your unforgettable journey
Covers Tokyo, Fuji Five Lakes, Central Japan Alps, Kyoto & Nara, Osaka, Kii Peninsula, Hiroshima & Western Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Okinawa & the Southwest Islands
Lonely Planet's Experience Japan is an essential travel guide for all explorers looking to immerse themselves in the Japanese way of life. Each book within the Experience series contains handy trip building tools so that you can take your pick of the must-see attractions and activities as suggested by our local experts – and create your own dream travel itinerary to get away from the everyday. Unlock even more travel secrets using the QR codes throughout each guide and discover story-worthy travel moments that you'll never forget.