Sir Ernest Satow
The classic historical account of Japan’s first encounters with the West.
A new and remarkable look at the sake produced in Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture
By Steve Alpert
An American student in 1970s Kyoto rambles among the city’s beauties and traditions, learning as hegoes.
by William Elliot Griffis
In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan.
by Amy Chavez
Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!
by Judith Clancy
The Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples....
Observations on the people, culture, and history of Japan from a long-time resident riding the rails along the less-traveled western coastline.
by Gilles Poitras
The ultimate guidebook to walking the streets of Tokyo that Japan lovers and the curious have been waiting for.
by Larry and Qin Herzberg
Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.
By David Watts Barton
An accessible compendium of the most important aspects of Japanese arts, culture and history, for quick reference or a longer, in-depth read, for actual and armchair travelers alike.
by Miyamoto Tsuneichi, translated by Jeffrey Irish
A revealing look at rural lives and lifestyles that have all but disappeared today.
by Isabella L. Bird
The first-hand account of an intrepid woman's exploration of Japan's interior in 1878.
This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.
by Donald Richie
The complete version of the travel writing classic with photography by Yoichi Midorikawa.