Lonely Planet’s Experience Japan is your guide to unforgettable experiences and local surprises. Discover Hokkaido’s ski slopes and snow festivals, explore Himeji-jo, and sample Japanese delicacies in Kyoto - all guided by local experts with fresh perspectives. Uncover Japan’s best experiences and get away from the everyday!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience Japan:
Unique experiences to string together an unforgettable trip
Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps throughout
Highlights and trip builders to help tailor a trip to your personal needs and interests
Fresh perspectives to surprise you with things you hadn’t thought of, as well as fresh takes on the well-known sights
Insider tips help you discover hidden gems and get around like a local
Expert insights take you to the heart of the place - culture, Japanese cuisine, Geisha, onsen, cherry blossoms
Practical info and tips on money, getting around, unique and local ways to stay, and responsible travel
Covers Tokyo, Fuji Five Lakes, Kii Peninsula, Nikko, Central Japan Alps, Hiroshima & Western Honshu, Kyushu, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hokkaido, Okinawa & the Southwest Islands
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Experience Japan, our inspiring guide, filled with local tips and fresh perspectives focuses on Japan's best experiences to string together for an unforgettable trip.
Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet’s Japan guide.
Looking for a guide for Tokyo? Check out Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer, or Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.