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Lonely Planet Japan (Lonely Planet Travel Guide) Paperback – October 1, 2011
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Also, many of the suggestions themselves (particularly with food and hotels) are plain expensive and not catering towards the average or frugal traveler. Most suggestions are very expensive (even for Japan) and instead of offering some cheaper options, they tell you a few websites to check out instead. Pretty stupid to buy a book only to be told to look elsewhere.
Ultimately this book was only useful to find major places before I left, which any Japan travel site could do for you. I didn't end up going to a single restaurant or hotel from this book because the suggestions were either too high-priced or they just gave poor directions (or none) to where they were.
The bigger issue I take with this book is that it is the biggest wealth of information they have about the entire country, yet they make some small places seem very unappetizing or leave them out together.Read more ›
I WILL NEVER DO THIS MISTAKE AGAIN!
- Far LESS information than before! I had the time just to compare a few locations and the first feeling is that it is all made SHORTER! Even correct and useful informations that were in the previous guide have been removed! For example: why remove the Akechihira Ropeway from the locations around Nikko??? I have been there last week -thanks to the 11th version- and there is a great view of the lake and the waterfalls from there!
- Unusable: the back button does not work properly, so if you enter a link there is no way to go back to what you were reading before!
These are the main complaints for the moment...
So sorry I even spent over 20 dollars to get this...
I'll keep on using the dear old paperback version, heavier but DEFINITELY richer of informations!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Buy the ipad version to save weight, this book is bulky to carry around for traveling.Published 3 months ago by kk_oc_1
We found this useful on our recent solo one week trip to Japan. We went to Nara, Kyoto and Tokyo with this book.Published on January 7, 2014 by Maggie M.
Great book, went in to some of the finer details without spoiling things. Could perhaps use a bit more content, though felt like a good buy.Published on November 10, 2013 by Luna
Felt like it covered the basics, not that much detail included. I would recommend this book to get the general idea and\ to do even more research by yourself for the area you are... Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by Leonard Anderson
It was a toss up whether to bring this book or the Rough Guide. I have both but took the Lonely Planet. No problems. I found the info to be a consistently good. No complaints. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Todd
The Lonely Planet Japan guides are satisfactory, although because there is little depth you will land up using the internet a lot to imagine what the places you might visit are... Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Kiwiip
Internet, some apps, a smart phone and Wikipedia are much better than this guide. The guide is shallow, they explain very little and their maps and recommendations are not very... Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Gustavo Gómez Brechtel
Incredibly difficult to navigate. I guess I envisioned more of an app-style guidebook, whereas this is really just the guidebook digitized, with no thought given to layout or... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Caitlin Powell