Yes, there are geishas. Yes, there is neon. And yes, there are sake and hot springs and moss gardens. Japan delivers all the iconic stuff - then it starts piling on the surprises: swimming with manta rays, world-class skiing, whale watching...and guess what? It's cheaper than you think.Maximize your trip with this Lonely Planet Japan Travel Guide:Let the bullet train whisk you from futuristic Tokyo to Kyoto's most exquisite temples. Join a sake-filled cherry blossom party or the drum beat of a local matsuri. Pick your own way through sophisticated mega-cities packed with world-class museums. Then meet the wild snow monkeys of Chubu. How could one country offer so much? This bestselling guidebook explains it all. GET MORE FOR YOUR YEN – insider's budget tips and smart accommodation options mean you can do what you want, whatever your budget KNOW THE ROUTE – packed with over 150 maps, more than any other guide to Japan FEAST LIKE AN EMPEROR – our Food & Drink chapter and mouth-watering restaurant listings dish up the best sushi and sashimi on the archipelago ESCAPE THE CROWDS – comprehensive coverage of Mt Fuji, Okinawa and the Southwest Islands, Kyushu and Hokkaido, written by the experts POINT IT OUT – Japanese script throughout means you'll always find what you want
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