Up-to-date in content, beautifully illustrated with color photos, packed with bilingual lists of vital words and phrases, and overflowing with helpful travel advice, this book is a perfect take-along for both business and vacation travelers to Japan. Page edges are color-tipped--a different color for each section--so that on-the-go travelers can refer to any one of 17 separate general topics and find the information they're looking for in a hurry. Color-coded topics include: Culture and customs Making travel arrangements in Japanese Words and phrases for telling time, days of the week, seasons, and colors Getting around in Japan via public transit, driving, or bicycling Food and dining Cultural sites, such as museums, theaters, and sports arenas Many others A substantial red-coded section in this book is devoted to vocabulary. It gives travelers a bilingual dictionary in two sections--from Japanese to English and from English to Japanese. Small enough for easy packing with travel luggage, and featuring a clear, vinyl jacket that will stand up to the wear and tear of many journeys, this book is both practical and good-looking. Titles in Barron's "Traveler's Language Guides " series are available for seven different languages and countries.