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Japan: A Travel Guide for Vegans Kindle Edition
The Veg Travel Guide to Japan is the first ever complete country travel guide to be written especially for vegans and vegetarians. It presents everything needed for a travelling vegan (or vegetarian) to enjoy an easy and rewarding trip to Japan. Japan is famously difficult for vegans and vegetarians, but centuries of Buddhist vegetarianism have also produced one of the world's most incredible vegan cuisines. For foreign tourists who are not familiar with the Japanese language, infrastructure or culinary traditions, using this guidebook should save many hours of planning and minimise frustrations and disappointments with food and many other aspects of travel in Japan. Unlike traditional vegan guides, which focus on food and restaurants, this guidebook covers tourist attractions and vegan restaurants carefully compiled into practical, efficient itineraries which are especially tailored to vegan and vegetarian travellers. The guide also includes practical, detailed and up-to-date information on travelling in Japan, such as the many different types of accommodation on offer, public transport systems and discount passes. It also includes a chapter on the politics, culture and history of Japan, all written from a vegan perspective.
This guidebook covers the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, including Tokyo City and its surrounding tourist destinations (Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, Saitama), Nagano (Hakuba, Matsumoto, Karuizawa), Hokkaido (Sapporo, Niseko Ski Resort and Furano), Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Koyasan, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima and Kagoshima. Each section includes tourist attractions, vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants, and all the information required for the trip, such as preparation, timing, and public transport options for travellers with and without Japan Rail Passes.
What's Not Covered?
This first edition does not cover Nagasaki, which is much less vegan-friendly than Hiroshima and is further from the main tourist route, so I recommend vegan and vegetarian travellers go to Hiroshima instead. This edition also doesn't cover the island chain of Okinawa, which is popular for its beach resorts during summer. The book includes climbing Mount Fuji (as a day or overnight trip from Tokyo) but it does not include the surrounding Fuji Five Lakes region, which is incredibly beautiful but is difficult to travel around without private transport.
This authentic work is the product of many months of full-time research and several dedicated research trips to Japan. In order to produce an authentic guidebook and offer the most reliable information possible to my readers, I pay for my meals and accommodation myself and never accept any form of incentives for listings or recommendations, a policy I have had for my guidebooks and blogs for the decade that I have maintained them. Most restaurant and hotel staff assume I am a regular tourist, as this way I can review the experience which my readers will have if I deem it worth recommending in the guidebook. As a sign of authenticity, I took all the photographs in the book myself in Japan. For an explanation of what Vegan Travel Guides are and how they are different from regular vegan guides, with a focus on the Japan edition, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3AVF2GYHU
For reviews of my Taiwan guidebook, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/VGNTWN.
From the Publisher
Nara makes a great day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.
Tokyo itineraries map
Japan overall map.
- ASIN : B082718DZ9
- Publisher : Vegan Travel Guides; 1st edition (November 30, 2019)
- Publication date : November 30, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 220196 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 1175 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,480 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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