5th ed. February 2016. One of the world´s most captivating countries, Japan is a land of many fascinating contrasts, taking in some of the world´s most futuristic cities alongside stunning natural landscapes and a wonderfully preserved ancient culture. Be inspired to visit by the fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Japan, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this unique country. Inside Insight Guide Japan: a fully-overhauled edition by our knowledgable authors; stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings this extraordinary country and its people to life; highlights of the country´s top attractions, including the iconic Mount Fuji, Kyoto´s 15th-century Ginkaku-ji Temple and Gardens, and Tokyo´s coolest districts; descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from Hokkaido and Honshu to Shikoku and Kyushu in detail, and suggest excursions to the smaller surrounding islands; and detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best places to eat.