Randy's Japan Page
-- At the Same Address Since 1995 --
Welcome to Randy Johnson's Japan Page.
Glad you finally made it! This is the home of:
- "Favorite Getaways in Rural Japan",
my award-winning guide to Independent Travel in Rural Japan,
with heaps of travel and cultural info on using Japanese inns,
trains, buses, and baths...
plus insights on Japanese history, religion, and language.
It's all here!
"Best of the Web" 2003, 2004, & 2005! by Japanzine.com and
a "Japan on the Web" 2007 choice at Seek Japan.
- Sushi a la Carte,
my comprehensive Guide to Sushi and sushi bars.
Recommended by Lonely Planet.
- Also some very unique Japanese art:
Woodblock prints, original papercuts, etc...
- A big Japan map, and
- Some of the best Links to Japan Travel,
Culture, and Monthly Events web sites that you'll find.
- Updated May, 2013
In addition to world travel, I spent four years living in
Japan. I've lived in
several areas of Tokyo and a couple in Kyoto. In the 1970's
I was an itinerant English teacher; and in the 1980's I was a
consultant doing software support in (gulp) Japanese. I've
also spent quite a bit of time in sushi bars and drinking houses,
or wandering around the Japanese countryside in search of cozy
and culturally interesting places. I try to keep up my
Japanese by visiting sushi bars as often as possible. Enjoy...
Don't forget to visit Randy's
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- Sushi a la Carte
-- Recommended in the Lonely Planet "Japan Guide"
My personal guide to sushi and sushi bars -- now including about 200
dishes and how to order them! Plus sushi etiquette,
appreciation, and culture, vocabulary and conversation.
Updated March, 2013.
continued to add more thumb-nailed photos of sushi to
give you a better idea of what this stuff looks like!
- Discover Japan! On your dream
vacation, on a long weekend from your job in Tokyo, or only in your
daydreams -- get out and explore the 'Real Japan' with my
Japan Travel Guide, highlighting dozens
of wonderful -- and mostly off-the-beaten-track places I've visited
in the Japanese countryside. Plus volumes of useful details for any
visitor on using inns, trains, buses, ferries, and baths in
Japan. And background info on Japanese history, culture, religion,
language, and what-not!
Come on in! (750 Kbytes in
- With place names and train info in Japanese characters!
- Selected "Best of the Web" 2003, 2004,
2005 & 2007 by
Surprising paper-cut art, unique woodblock prints, and some other neat
stuff I've accumulated over the years -- they're all found
in Randy's Asian Art Corner.
I've added many of the locations mentioned in my Japan Guide,
above, to this Japan National Tourist Organization map.
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More Travel Articles on Japan...
are found on Randy's Travel Articles
part of Randy's Travel Page,
a mine of independent travel advice, stories, and photos.
...are now on a separate page..., follow the link above.
If you're interested in World Travel, don't forget to drop by my
Travel Page, a collection of notes, stories,
travel tips, and a few photos from my 6 years On the Road,
mostly around the Third World.
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1995-2013, Randy R. Johnson.
Last updated May, 2013
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