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Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. Lonely Planet is your passport to Tokyo, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.
Explore Shinjuku's nightlife, shop for an outfit or two in Harajuku, escape the city for the calm of Meiji-jingu; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tokyo and begin your journey now!
Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new.
Packed with inspirational images.
Itineraries & planning information.
Tokyo's best sights and experiences.
Japan is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Lonely Planet is your passport to Japan, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.
Find temples, teahouses and culture in Kyoto, relax in onsen after onsen, sample beautifully presented, sublime dishes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now!
For those who make the effort to get out of the big cities, spectacular mountains, twisting rivers, hidden harbours and rugged coastlines await.
Colour maps and images throughout ;
Special features - cover the country's highlights for walkers, kidfriendly walks, accessible trails and what to take ;
Best for... section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests ;
Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what's on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh ;
Essential info at your fingertips - walk itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about walk duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard) ;
Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. Special features include:
Guide to eating in Tokyo.
Pop culture feature.
Arts & architecture essay.
Hot spring baths feature.
Kyoto is old Japan writ large: atmospheric temples, sublime gardens, traditional teahouses and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons.
Temples & shrines.
Travel with kids.
Seasons & celebrations planning feature.
Lonely Planet's Experience Japan is your guide to unforgettable experiences and local surprises. Discover Hokkaido's ski slopes and snow festivals, explore Himeji-jo, and sample Japanese delicacies in Kyoto - all guided by local experts with fresh perspectives. Uncover Japan's best experiences and get away from the everyday!
Inside Lonely Planet's Experience Japan:
Unique experiences to string together an unforgettable trip ;
Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps throughout ;
Highlights and trip builders to help tailor a trip to your personal needs and interests ;
Fresh perspectives to surprise you with things you hadn't thought of, as well as fresh takes on the well-known sights ;
Insider tips help you discover hidden gems and get around like a local ;
Expert insights take you to the heart of the place - culture, Japanese cuisine, Geisha, onsen, cherry blossoms ;
Practical info and tips on money, getting around, unique and local ways to stay, and responsible travel ;
Covers Tokyo, Fuji Five Lakes, Kii Peninsula, Nikko, Central Japan Alps, Hiroshima & Western Honshu, Kyushu, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hokkaido, Okinawa & the Southwest Islands ;
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Experience Japan, our inspiring guide, filled with local tips and fresh perspectives focuses on Japan's best experiences to string together for an unforgettable trip.
Lonely Planet's Pocket Kyoto & Osaka is your guide to the city's best experiences and local life - neighbourhood by neighbourhood. Marvel at Kinkaku-ji, explore the Gion district, and browse at Nishiki Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Uncover the best of Kyoto & Osaka and make the most of your trip!
Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Kyoto & Osaka:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak ;
Full-colour maps and travel photography throughout ;
Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests ;
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots ;
Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices ;
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss ;
Convenient pull-out Kyoto map (included in print version), plus over 17 colour neighbourhood maps ;
User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time ;
Covers Kyoto Station & South Kyoto, Downtown Kyoto, Gion & Southern Higashiyama, Northern, Higashiyama, Imperial Palace & Around, Minami, Kita and more ;
The Perfect Choice:Lonely Planet's Pocket Kyoto & Osaka, an easy-to-use guide filled with top experiences - neighbourhood by neighbourhood - that literally fits in your pocket. Make the most of a quick trip to Kyoto & Osaka with trusted travel advice to get you straight to the heart of the city.
From the splendour of a Kyoto geisha dance to the spare beauty of a Zen rock garden, Japan has the power to enthral even the most jaded traveller.
Packed with inspirational images.
Itineraries & planning information.
Japan's best sights and experiences.
Pull out Tokyo city map.
#1 best-selling guide to Japan.
3D illustrated images of Todai-ji and Tokyo National Museum.
This definitive photographic companion to Japan is packed with gorgeous, unforgettable scenes. Showcasing the country's extraordinary diversity of places, people and experiences - from moments in aweinspiring cities to quiet escapes in remote, exotic corners - it's the perfect companion for people who've visited, planning a trip or dream of going.
Gatefold pages feature extra-wide panoramic shots.
Easy to use, durable and waterproof.
Includes must-see sights, made easy to find.
Important traveller information.
Slip case to keep it neat and a sheet map to easily plan on.
This series of primers prepares travellers for the food scene in each country (the series will include books on Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, France, Italy).
They will cover ingredients and cooking techniques to expect, how and where to experience the classic dishes, local customs to be aware of, what etiquette dos and don'ts to note and anything else that will help first-time food-loving visitors get the most from their trip.
For every traveller wanting to brush up on restaurant etiquette or which local customs and ingredients to expect, Lonely Planet's new Eat series has the answer. Launching simultaneously with Italy, Japan and Vietnam, this series of primers prepares travellers for the food scene in each country, covering how, when and where to eat, etiquette dos and don'ts, and what classic dishes to try.
In-depth background on local food and traditions Practical info on popular food neighbourhoods The visually appealing layout will help first-time food lovers get the most from their trip From sashimi to sukiyaki, you're going to want to prepare yourself for the delicious range of dishes that you'll encounter when you visit Japan. We'll tell you the best places to eat in every region as well as what to order when you're there and how to eat it. We'll also highlight the etiquette dos and don'ts, so you don't make the mistake of rubbing your chopsticks together, handing money to a sushi chef or setting your foot directly on the floor when removing your shoes.
Covers everything from shopping and entertainment to tea ceremonies and temples.
Includes suggested itineraries and themed walking tours.
Day trip information for Nara and Osaka, now in full colour, with pullout map .
Includes walking tours of Aoyama, East Shinjuku, Yanaka and Asakusa.
Coverage of day trips to Nikko, Kamakura and Hakone Region.
Features on Tokyo Pop, Onsen, and includes a full-colour guide with pull-out map .
From the Source series continues with Japan, taking food lovers into Japanese kitchens to meet the country's best local chefs and present its most authentic recipes.
Aimed at food lovers who want to get to know a cuisine and uncover the stories behind classic dishes.
Covers Japan from top to toe: Sappora, Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa etc.
Full-colour maps and images throughout.
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots.
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, literature, cuisine, sake, onsen (hot springs), customs and etiquette, language and more.