Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
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Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!
This graphic Japan travel guide is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to:
- the exciting world of Japanese food—from bento to sushi and everything in between.
- the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwork.
- the complete Japanese shopping experience, from combini (not your run-of-the-mill convenience stores!) to depato (department stores with everything).
- the world's biggest manga, anime and cosplay festivals.
- lots of other exciting places to go and things to do—like zen gardens, traditional Japanese arts, and a ride on a Japanese bullet train.
Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.
tour bus. Handy! Miyajima Home of the iconic red torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine that stands up out of the water at high tide, Miyajima is a must-see, and it is an easy day trip from Hiroshima. Miyajima also has deer (similar to Nara, but visitors are forbidden to feed them) and Mount Misen for fans of hiking as well as gorgeous mountain views. Onomichi Onomichi is a charming town in Hiroshima Prefecture. The main attraction is the 25-temple walk, a scenic route that goes up and down winding
hills on a path connecting 25 temples. Yokohama Chinatown Japan's largest Chinatown is bordered by ornate and lovely gates. The colorful Kanteibyo temple is a must-see and there are plenty of interesting food stands with dumplings and other 133 delicacies! Pandas are a major theme here, so remember to pick up a cute panda souvenir. 134 HANDY JAPAN APPS For Getting Around: trains.jp This is a lifesaver for riding trains in the Tokyo area. Just type in your origin and destination stations,
study app, helpful for beginners. Human Japanese This is a popular, friendly app for learning the written and spoken language. 135 Learn Japanese If you're traveling with an iPhone, the Learn Japanese app (this series is available for other languages as well) is great for finding the phrases you need and learning how to say them. There's even an option for hearing the phrase spoken slowly, to make them easier to repeat. 136 FEATURED AND RECOMMENDED PLACES TO VISIT SHRINES & TEMPLES Sensoji
Shinyokohama Ramen Museum 2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku Ward, 139 Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 222-0033 +81-4-5471-0503 Ooedo Onsen Monogatari 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Prefecture 135-0064 +81-3-5500-1126 Tokyo Sky Tree 1-1-2 Oshiage Sumida, Tokyo 131-0045 +81-3-5302-3470 Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) 1-1-10 Kaigandori Minato Ward, Osaka 552-0022 +81-6-6576-5501 Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum 7-65 Mukogawacho, Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture 665-0844 +81 797-81-2970 Tsutenkaku Tower
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