Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia. Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities. Fodor’s Essential Japan includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Japan to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-have experiences, including Japan’s history and cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, gorgeous sites like Mount Fuji and temples in Kyoto and Shikoku, the art of Monozukuri, a walking tour through Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and more. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's Japan features a beautifully illustrated Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers make the most of their yen. Each individual chapter has its own planner section with all visitors need to know about regional transportation and accommodation. •JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND TRANSLITERATIONS: This edition includes Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensable for solo exploring. •SPECIAL EVENTS COVERAGE: Information on experiencing the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place from March to May (or February in Okinawa). •COVERS: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Looking for a more in-depth look at Japan’s capital city? Check out Fodor’s Tokyo.
Over one million Americans travel to Japan each year to experience this land of exquisite beauty. In stunning full color, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities. NEW THIS EDITION: The 20th edition of Fodor's Japan is packed with even more Tokyo and Kyoto hotels and restaurants, reflecting the increasing popularity of these destinations. U.S. travel to Japan is increasing, and recent fluctuations in the yen have made it more of an affordable destination than ever. This new edition boasts expanded Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensible for solo exploring. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: This edition features brand-new Top Reasons to Go, illustrated with enticing photos, as well as a snapshot feature on Japan today, featuring all the things that are making the Japanese tick in 2014. Top Attractions and Top Experiences help travelers pinpoint the best of Japan and inspire their plans. Magazine-style features cover topics such as the intricacies of Japanese cuisine, traditional Japanese crafts and Mount Fuji. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's Japan features a beautifully illustrated 37-page Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers get the most from their yen. Eight pages of itineraries map out diverse and exciting ways for visitors to experience this hugely diverse country, while each individual chapter has its own planner section with all you need to know about regional transportation and accommodation. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Japan offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Written by locals, Fodor's Essential Vietnam travel guidebook offers expert advice and insider tips for all tastes and budgets. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease and make the most out of your visit to Vietnam. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Southeast Asia. Buzzing cities, world-class cuisine, dramatic landscapes, and welcoming locals give Vietnam a distinct character and have made the country increasingly popular with American travelers. From Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta to the capital city of Hanoi and the northern highlands, Fodor's revitalized new edition has the essential coverage of Southeast Asia's most dynamic nation. Fodor’s Vietnam includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Vietnam is undergoing rapid change, and this guide covers the best new hotels, restaurants and sights from the major cities to the smallest villages. New to this edition is expanded coverage of the island of Phu Cuoc, the popular hill station of Sapa, and the alluring Halong Bay. A new full-color Top Experiences section highlights the top places to see and things to do. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Vietnam. •SPECIAL FEATURES: The Experience Vietnam chapter has features on Flavors of Vietnam, History You Can See, Vietnam Today, If You Like, and others features that bring the country and its culture to life for travelers. •ITINERARIES, MAPS, AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries help you plan and make the most of your time. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors with detailed maps throughout to help you plan your adventure. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter contains Top Reasons to Go, as well as regional planning and transportation advice. In Experience Vietnam, Vietnam Made Easy answers travelers' most frequently asked questions, and a two-page Need to Know presents essential information about the country. •COVERS: Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Danang, Dalat, Phu Quoc, Hue, the Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Planning on visiting other countries in Southeast Asia? Look for Fodor's Thailand and Fodor's Hong Kong.
Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Tokyo is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most exciting cities in Japan. Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights--all divided by neighborhood--we make planning your days easy. Save time and space by having Tokyo's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook: -FULLY UPDATED: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and shopping, for every budget. -GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color photos and full-size street maps cover the best Tokyo has to offer, all in one easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map will help you quickly orient yourself and plan your day. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The "City Tours" section shows off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the "More to See" section. -PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our "Need to Know" section, filled with useful travel tips including etiquette and essential Japanese phrases. -COVERS: The best views in town, Tokyo National Museum, Shinjuki Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Tower, Ginza, Harajuku, Odaiba, National Museum of Modern Art and the best in shopping and dining around the city. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's guidebooks have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Planning to visit other destinations in Asia? Check out Fodor's 25 Best Shanghai and Fodor's Japan.
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Everything about Africa that stirs the imagination is concentrated in its southernmost country. Lions freely roam vast game reserves such as Kruger National Park; vineyards stretch across the Cape Winelands; and mountains cascade into the sea along miles of beaches. In addition to dream safaris and romantic honeymoons, South Africa offers modern cities with thriving arts and dining scenes. South Africans are welcoming, and the country’s emergence from a turbulent past provides a dramatic history lesson and the promise of something new every time you visit. This travel guide includes: •SAFARI PLANNING: Reviews of new safari camps, Safari-planning tips, and recommended tour companies •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS:Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout South Africa •MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to help make the most of your time exploring the top attractions •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the top reasons to go •COVERS: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, Durban, The Garden Route, Kruger National Park, The Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Little Karoo, The Kalahari, The Sunshine Coast, The Drakensberg, Mpumalanga, Sabi Sand Looking specifically to plan a Safari trip? Check out Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from its soft sand beaches to its dramatic volcanic cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai Planning to focus on one Hawaiian Island? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and Big Island of Hawaii.
Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, island paradises, dream cities...there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor’s army of Italy-based writers. Expanded Coverage: A major benefit of the long-running print best-seller, Fodor’s Italy, was a bequest to Fodor’s Essential Italy from its cornucopia of restaurant, hotel, nightlife, shops, and attractions reviews, all curated and newly honed to spice up this Essential ebook edition. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Essential Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Italy stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
Whether you want to stay in a ryokan, stand in awe at busy Shibuya Crossing, visit beautiful temples, or hike Mount Fuji, the local Fodor's travel experts in Tokyo are here to help! Fodor's Tokyo guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on Tokyo's Best Temples and Shrines, Best City Views, and Tokyo's Most Beautiful Traditional Gardens COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS for the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more GET PLANNING MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time SPECIAL FEATURES on "Peerless Fuji," "A Japanese Culture Primer," and "Isolation and Engagement: A History of Japan" COVERS: Shinjuku, Ginza, Shibuya, Asakusa, Imperial Palace District, Akihabara, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Tokyo Skytree, Tosho-gu Shrine, Roppongi, Senso-ji, Mount Fuji, Kamakura, Yokohama, Nikko, Hakone, lake Chuzenji GET GOING MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS to navigate confidently TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, customs, pop culture, cuisine, and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems JAPANESE LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases INCLUDES SIDE-TRIPS to Mount Fuji, Nikko, Kamakura, and Yokohama Planning on visiting more of Japan? Check out Fodor's Essential Japan. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! IMPORTANT NOTE: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images included in the physical edition.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. India is a country of vibrant and enticing contrasts: exquisite palaces are juxtaposed against simple temples, and modern high-tech industry coexists with ancient customs and rituals. There's much to see and do in this vast and geographically diverse country, and Fodor's Essential India covers the must-see sights better than anyone else. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout India · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Side Trips from Delhi including Agra and environs, Khajuraho, and Varanasi · Coverage of Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala, and Kolkata
The best guide to Japan, packed with essentials Walking and driving tours to gardens, temples, castles, and museums, plus hikes in the Japanese Alps and up Mt. Fuji Kabuki, noh, bunraku, modern theater, dance, and nightlife Shopping for fans, dolls, ceramics, lacquerware, kimonos, folk crafts, and electronics, including great flea markets Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Smart hotels, modern resorts, hot-spring spas, temple lodging, minshukus, and traditional ryokan Western restaurants, sushi-ya, noodle shops, teahouses Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 59 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes; festivals; historical chronology; vocabulary section with Japanese characters; and more!
With blockbuster attractions like SeaWorld and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the abundance of beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America’s top go-to cities in recent years. Fodor’s San Diego ebook has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they’re looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway. Expanded Coverage: Expanded beer and brewery coverage keeps up with the San Diego trend, including dates of beer festivals, tips on where the locals go, and our picks for best brewpubs. Fodor’s San Diego also includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout the city, as well as in select North Country side-trip destinations. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful hotel, restaurant, shopping, and nightlife maps, plus Best Bets picks for restaurants and hotels, make planning a trip to San Diego a breeze. An entire chapter is also devoted to San Diego’s beaches, with maps and in-depth reviews that include beach amenities and top recommendations for every kind of beachgoer. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s San Diego ebook offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Oahu is the most popular Hawaiian island, with excellent resorts, beautiful scenery, and extensive opportunities for activities both on the water and on land. This guide covers all the popular areas of the island, including Honolulu, Waikiki, and the North Shore. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Kailua Beach, Kaena Point, Chinatown, and Manoa Valley · Coverage of Honolulu, Southeast Oahu, Windward Oahu, The North Shore, Central Oahu, West Oahu Planning to visit more of Hawaii? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, and Big Island.