A Bilingual Guide [3rd Edition]
This atlas, the only one of its kind to provide place-names in both English and Japanese, is an invaluable tool for foreign residents of Japan, and an indispensable, handy companion for travelers.
The atlas features:
- 21 large-scale maps of the regions of Japan compiled using digital satellite images, including Greater Tokyo and the Kanto area, the Greater Osaka Area, and almost all of the officially registered Japanese cities, towns and villages. There have been major changes in recent years, following a government policy to have many cities, towns and villages merge. This atlas includes all the changes.
- 19 maps of major metropolitan areas, from Naha in Okinawa to Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tsukuba, Sapporo, and many others.
- 7 maps featuring notable tourist and resort areas, including Fuji-Hakone-Izu, Nara, Kamakura, Nikko, etc.
- 8 transportation maps, including road and intercity railway maps, Tokyo and Osaka subway and rail maps, and even major domestic airline routes.
- 7 thematic maps, indicating natural parks, world heritage, special historic spots, Ramsar convention entry areas, ceramic kiln areas, and more.
- A comprehensive index.
- A list of embassies, consulates, and sister cities.