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1 Berry, Scott Monks, Spies and a Soldier of Fortune
Continuum International Publ 1995 048511447X / 9780485114478 1st Edition Hardcover AN/AN 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, tight clean copy protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not a n Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. During the first half of the twentieth century, as Tibet opened its doors to the West, the country was visited by a number of Japanese. Two were monks investigating Tibetan Buddhism; two others were more worldly clerics hoping to manipulate Tibetan politics. Of the laymen, two were spies, one was a soldier of fortune and a fourth was the author of a three-volume adventure story. The present book, based on research into Japanese sources, recounts this virtually unknown episode in the history of travel and exploration. 
Price: 6000.00 JPY
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2 Booth, Alan The Roads To Sata: A 2,000-Mile Walk through Japan
Penguin Books 1987 0140095667 / 9780140095661 Paperback Good 
The author travelled the length of Japan to record the colourful scenes and characters along the route to Sata. He describes the diverse, elusive cult ure of the people he met and attempts to uncover the true nature of modern Japan. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan, Davidson, Cathy N.
3 Davidson, Cathy N. 36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan
Dutton Adult 1993 0525937072 / 9780525937074 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A witty and honest travel memoir delicately reveals the seductive essence of Japan, from a Buddhist funeral to a glimpse of the ""Floating World"" of the geishas, while chronicling a personal journey of self-discovery. 20,000 first printing. Tour. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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To Japan with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur (To Asia with Love), Heiter, Celeste
4 Heiter, Celeste To Japan with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur (To Asia with Love)
Things Asian Press/Global Di 2009 1934159050 / 9781934159057 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From crawling through Buddha's nose at Todaiji Temple to finding peace in Hiroshima, "To Japan with Love" takes readers along on an eclectic range of experiences, including horseback riding on a Wild West ranch, surfing coastal waters, and snowshoeing a mountain landscape. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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Japan - 6,000 miles on a bicycle, Norrie, Leigh
5 Norrie, Leigh Japan - 6,000 miles on a bicycle
Printed Matter Press, Tokyo 2008 1933606142 / 9781933606149 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: This book is not about cycling, but it is. It's not about Japan, but it is. It's not about sightseeing, but it is. In short, this book is about six mo nths of someone's life -- a journey. As with all journeys, it begins with u ncertainty and ends in reward. It may inspire you. If it does nothing more, this adventure will have achieved more than I ever imagined. Editorial Reviews Review In May 2005, Leigh Norrie left his house and went on a bike ride... to the rest of Japan. After a lonely and grueling six months, he'd pedaled 10,000 kilometers through every prefecture, all 41, north to south. On the way he kept a diary of his remarkable odyssey, now published as his first book, Japan 6,000 Miles on a Bicycle; and dedicated the proceeds to his chosen charity: the Chi-ki Children s Foundation. Norrie s mesmeric account of the people and places he encounters uses two classic themes: the diary and the road trip. Unlike many modern travel memoirs there are no tales of gunfights, car-chases, life-or-death poker games, or elicit encounters. His book is more reminiscent of Steinbeck's adorable Travels with Charley, with everyday folk as the cast, and customariness fused with Japan s singular idiosyncrasies making for an exceptionally enticing script. Never snobby, often judgmental, but always frank, Norrie peppers Japan with a brutal insight that meanders between outrage and kindness. Not since Alan Boothe s Roads To Saga has Japan been scoured with such objectivity, anger and affection. Diaries have made a comeback of late, yet their value has always been price 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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The Inland Sea, Richie, Donald
6 Richie, Donald The Inland Sea
Weatherhill 1971 0834800632 / 9780834800632 1st Edition Hardcover Good/Good 
"Earns its place on the very short shelf of books on Japan that are of perm anent value."--Times Literary Supplement. "Richie is a stupendous travel writer; the book shines with bright witticis ms, deft characterizations of fisherfolk, merchants, monks and wistful adol escents, and keen comparisons of Japanes and Western culture." --San Franci sco Chronicle "A learned, beautifully paced elegy."--London Review of Books Sheltered between Japan's major islands lies the Inland Sea, a place modern ity passed by. In this classic travel memoir, Donald Richie embarks on a qu est to find Japan's timeless heart among its mysterious waters and forgotte n islands. This edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer, photographs from the award-winning PBS documentary, and a new afterword. First publishe d in 1971, The Inland Sea is a lucid, tender voyage of discovery and self-r evelation. Donald Richie is the foremost authority on Japanese culture and cinema with 40+ books in print. 
Price: 2000.00 JPY
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The Inland Sea (Lives & Letters), Richie, Donald
7 Richie, Donald The Inland Sea (Lives & Letters)
Pimlico 1987 0712695753 / 9780712695756 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Earns its place on the very short shelf of books on Japan that are of perm anent value."--Times Literary Supplement. "Richie is a stupendous travel writer; the book shines with bright witticis ms, deft characterizations of fisherfolk, merchants, monks and wistful adol escents, and keen comparisons of Japanes and Western culture." --San Franci sco Chronicle "A learned, beautifully paced elegy."--London Review of Books Sheltered between Japan's major islands lies the Inland Sea, a place modern ity passed by. In this classic travel memoir, Donald Richie embarks on a qu est to find Japan's timeless heart among its mysterious waters and forgotte n islands. This edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer, photographs from the award-winning PBS documentary, and a new afterword. First publishe d in 1971, The Inland Sea is a lucid, tender voyage of discovery and self-r evelation. Donald Richie is the foremost authority on Japanese culture and cinema with 40+ books in print. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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