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Off the Beaten Tracks in Japan

Dougill John



Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781611720822
Published: December 2023

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Observations on the people, culture, and history of Japan from a long-time resident riding the rails along the less-traveled western coastline.

This journey the length of Japan takes the reader off the beaten tracks to explore some of the country's remoter regions along the Japan Sea - from Wakkanai in northern Hokkaido to Ibusuki in southern Kyushu - in a fascinating mix of travelogue, anecdote, and personal memoir. At each of the thirty stops along the journey the author, who has lived in Japan for thirty years, goes in quest of the spirit of place, determined to highlight what makes it special. Mixing comments on landscape and culture, the author was inspired by Alan Booth and Donald Richie and brings a contemporary perspective to his writing. The text provides some practical information on travel by rail and railway lines, but goes into far more depth and personal observation than a conventional guidebook for tourists.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781611720822
Published: December 2023

Number of pages: 308
Width: 152 mm
Height: 229 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

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