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Japan: the Official Guide
Website by Japan's National Tourism Organization. Browse this site to learn about popular destinations in different regions of the country and different activities you can participate in.
NY Times' Japan Travel Guide
The New York Times' travel guide for sightseeing in Japan. Find information on various cities and local attractions.
Japan Travel & Culture Guides
Note: These books are available for you to use before leaving the U--please do not take library books with you on your learning abroad trip. eBooks can be accessed online while on your trip.
Frommer's Japan (2012) by
Available as an eBook by clicking the title link above.
Frommer's Japan is completely updated,and features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Our author has written about Japan for years, so she's able to provide valuable insights and advice. She'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Culture Smart! Japan by
General Collection, Level 2: DS821 .N8675 2011
Paul Norbury's revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Japan will guide you through a shifting cultural maze, and help you make your visit to this important, dynamic, and creative society a rich and mutually rewarding experience.
Lonely Planet Japan by
General Collection, Level 2: DS805.2 .J2953 2005
A long-term Kyoto resident is the lead author of this in-depth book--the only guide to fully cover Hokkaido, Okinawa, Amami-Oshima, and Yoron-to
Livemocha is a free online language learning resource that can help you brush up on your foreign language skills before traveling abroad. This resource combines traditional language learning methods, online practice, and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Click here to sign up for a free account.
Website for a major national Japanese newspapers.
The Japan News
Website for the English version of Yomiuri Shimbun, a major national Japanese newspaper.
BBC News- Asia
Website for the BBC News in Asia.
Programs in Japan
Some of the learning abroad programs in Japan currently offered. Check the Learning Abroad website for a complete list.