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"... excellent bilingual maps.... If I could take only one guide with me, this would be the one." -- Book World
"... get the book for the front essays on art, castles, history, matsuri, and my favorite ... 'One-hour Japanese.' " -- Tokyo Journal
"It is the guide I wish I had to help me know what I was seeing." -- The Explorers Journal
"The fire and flavor of Japan pour from these pages...." -- Knight-Ridder News Service
"We've tried very hard to find something ... left out of their wide-ranging guide, but we've failed...." -- Traveller's Bookstore
Gateway to Japan is more than a mere guidebook. In fact, even though the book is outdated, the information is still relevant. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2006 by Chouster
Having lived in Japan for the past 6 years, I've had the opportunity to use all of the major guidebooks (and quite a few of the minor ones as well), and without a doubt, the most... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003 by T. Hooper
This book has everything...history of the country, essays on architectural styles, religion, festivals, Inn and bath ettiquete, language, and very extensive hotel,... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2002 by Hawaiiluce
After four and a half years living in Japan , five return trips and purchases of many guide books of uneven quality I was delighted to come across "Gateway to Japan". Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2002 by Nancy
I used this book when I lived in Japan in the early 1990's -- the Fodor's and Lonley Planet gathered dust on my bookshelf. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by Rhonda
I went to Japan on business for 8 days, and found this book very helpful. Repeatedly gave good advice on sights to see (and traps to avoid), as well as good advice on traveling... Read morePublished on July 27 2002
It seems like every really, really good book about Japan has the name Kodansha on it. That has become the mark of quality that I look for. Read morePublished on April 23 2002 by Zack Davisson
I recently completed a 19 day trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. If there is a perfect comprehensive guide to Japan I have yet to find it, despite buying 6 of them. Read morePublished on March 8 2002 by Scott Williams
I read many reviews of Japan guidebooks and bought severalof them. This book was, by far, the best. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2001 by Silver Springer