First-Time Japan

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Independent Traveler

Sneed B. Collard III

First-Time Japan is not intended to be a sightseeing guide, but rather a reference and resource for dealing with practical matters. Chapters address how to use Japan's public transportation, how to show respect in Japanese culture, what to expect from Japanese cuisine, health and hygiene matters (such as required vaccines, what to do if one becomes sick, and how to use Japanese toilets), packing suggestions, and much more. First-Time Japan is an excellent "must-read" when planning the trip of a lifetime, highly recommended.--Midwest Book Review

Japan is a country like no other. Its people are different. Its transportation is different. Its language and customs are different. All of these are great reasons to visit—but can be a source of anxiety for first-time travelers. First-Time Japan: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Independent Traveler provides the essential details that most mainstream guidebooks overlook. This entertaining, highly-readable guide informs and educates visitors about every key aspect of Japan travel, from landing at Haneda or Narita airports to riding the subway to your first hotel to grabbing a quick bite late at night. Want to know what to pack, how to behave respectfully, or what to do in a health emergency? First-Time Japan has got you covered, and includes expert insider tips and suggestions from Roy Ozaki, former Japan tour guide and long-time resident.

144 pages, 6 x 9, paperback
ISBN 978-1-7328753-2-6

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