Travel in Japan
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Travel in Japan

Yoshidaguchi
Your First Trip to Japan
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About the Bundle

This is a bundle of my two books about Japan!

Yoshidaguchi: A Climb of Mount Fuji From The Base

This short book is about my ascent of the Yoshidaguchi trail of Mount Fuji. If you are considering climbing Mount Fuji, this book may be of interest to you.

Your First Trip to Japan

The big idea for this book is this: Imagine we are both stuck at a boring party for a couple hours. You told me that you were considering going to Japan, and I replied that I'd been there twice, spending over 8 weeks in total. Everything I would have told you, and more, is in this book. (Also, there are more pictures.)

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Yoshidaguchi

Yoshidaguchi

A Climb of Mount Fuji From The Base
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If you are considering climbing Mount Fuji, this book may be of interest to you.

On August 15-16, 2018, I hiked the Yoshidaguchi trail of Mount Fuji.

I woke up in Tokyo just after 5 AM on the Wednesday, took trains to Mount Fuji station, got there at about 9 AM, went to the visitor center, got a map, took a cab a couple kilometers to 7-11, bought supplies, walked to a shrine, did the hike, took a bus and then trains back, got back to Tokyo at 11 PM on the Thursday, and had delicious udon noodles and the best hot shower of my life.

I hiked the full Yoshidaguchi trail on the ascent. While I did reach the 3706 meter peak of the Yoshidaguchi trail, I did not reach the 3776 meter summit of Mount Fuji–I was short on daylight and on time, so I didn’t hike around the crater.

Due to the way that I timed my hike, I didn’t see the sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji. Heck, I haven’t seen anything from the top of Mount Fuji except the inside of a cloud! (The last good view I had from Mount Fuji was from 8th station, at 3020 meters.)

On the descent, I hiked down the descending Yoshida trail and then took the bus back from the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station.

This short book is the story of my hike, including exactly what I brought and bought. There are also lots of photos from both days.

Your First Trip to Japan

Your First Trip to Japan

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This book is for you if you...

  1. have never gone to Japan, and
  2. are considering going to Japan, either solo or with your partner and/or your kids, and you
  3. either haven't started or aren't done planning your trip.

This book tries to be helpful, both in preparing for your trip and in the trip itself.

In preparing for your trip, it focuses on the big questions, as it tries to help you...

  1. Decide whether to go, by reducing the amount of uncertainty.
  2. Plan an itinerary, whether you're travelling alone, with your partner and/or with your family.
  3. Pack, whether you're taking a backpack (preferred) or a suitcase, if you're travelling in the summer.
  4. Book hotels, both in the major destinations (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kanazawa) and in the more remote areas.
  5. Decide whether you need a JR pass, and for how long. (*Hint: it might not be for the whole trip.*)
  6. Get a rough idea of costs, so you can decide whether the trip you're planning fits your budget.
  7. Get inspired (or get your partner and/or kids inspired) with movies, video games and (gasp!) even other books.

During your trip itself, it tries to help you with some of the basics of daily life, including how to...

  1. Pay for things. (Hint: usually with cash, and without ever tipping. Really.)
  2. Get places, taking trains (JR and non-JR), the metro (which you should use in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka), buses (it's different than in Canada or the US) and taxis.
  3. Avoid a number of the basic etiquette mistakes you might make while eating or visiting cultural sites.
  4. How to communicate effectively enough, even if you don't speak essentially any Japanese.
  5. How to pronounce the romanized Japanese (with the same alphabet that is used for English) that you read.
  6. Get cash from bank machines.
  7. Do laundry.

About the Author

Peter Armstrong
Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Leanpub. He has almost two decades of experience in software, half of it as a developer at Silicon Valley startups. He founded Ruboss in 2008, and created Leanpub with Scott Patten in 2010.

Peter is also the author of 7 books: Yoshidaguchi, Your First Trip to Japan, The Markua Specification, Programming for KidsLean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has a BSc in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Victoria.

Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. Leanpub was created based on the principles of lean publishing. He lives in Victoria, BC with his wife and son.

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