Ultimate Checklist To Choosing The Best Japan Travel Guidebook

How to choose the best travel guide book to Japan


As much as the internet, and phone apps, are a godsend to researching a trip to Japan, for many people, me included, there's still nothing quite like having a trusty, print guide book in your hands when travelling.

But just how do you choose the best travel guide to Japan?

Selecting the best guide for you is a little like choosing your ideal partner, or your favourite album of all time – it's a very personal thing!

Some of us absorb information when it it presented visually, others prefer to read detailed text, whilst many prefer a combination of the two.

Whichever style you prefer, here's The Real Japan Ultimate Checklist to Choosing The Best Japan Travel Guidebook...

This 3-page guide and checklist includes:

  • Choosing a publisher
  • Searching widely
  • Using Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature
  • Size
  • Weight
  • Cost
  • Longevity
  • Frequency of publication
  • + bonus feature!


Designed to be used both digitally and printable
Interactive PDF format compatible across all your devices

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- Tanbay & Laura,

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Rob Dyer
Rob Dyer

Hello, I’m Rob Dyer. I write, publish and travel.

I lead an ever-growing community where I inspire and help folks all over the world explore Japan off-the-beaten track.

I've been having adventures in Japan, off the tourist routes, for almost twenty years, and yet I still feel like I have only seen the tip of the iceberg of this amazing country.

I have a Japanese wife and an adorable, if slightly mad cat, named Salvador.

I started to share my passion for travelling in Japan. To offer inspiration and resources to anyone who wants to discover Japan beyond the clichés. The Real Japan.

Winner: 2018 Content Creator of The Year
- Grey, Grizzled and Gaijin Social Media Awards

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