Nicholas Bornoff describes the best ways to tackle Tokyo and other must-see sites in Japan such as Mount Fuji, imperial Kyoto, historical Nagasaki, Hokkaido and its national parks, and dozens of other major and lesser-known places. In-depth features discuss the fascinating contrasts between Japan's modern, cutting-edge technological facade and its ancient core. The guide highlights traditions such as Kodo drumming, the exquisite beauty of garden design, and the spirits and demons that animate Noh and kabuki theater. Numerous city walking tours, a hike through feudal Hagi, and a stunning array of photos and artwork complement this exciting insider's guide.
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Fresh out of a Parisian film school, Nicholas Bornoff worked in Indonesia, sparking his lasting fascination with the Far East. Later he moved to Japan for a job in a Tokyo advertising agency, and then was a film critic for The Japan Times. Now in London with his Japanese wife and young son, Bornoff writes articles appearing in The Guardian and many other publications in Europe and the United Kingdom. He is the author of two books.
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