On this page I hope to keep adding to a list of good books, sites, and sources about Japan as a country, its history, culture, and so many of the very cool and unique things you will find in this country. I’ve been here for over 20 years and I keep making new discoveries, and continue being awed by things I find around the next corner.
The Lonely Planet Guide is the best first intro to finding your way in Japan. It is big and bulky, but it is beautiful. Every time I traveled in the past, I had one in my bag. Invaluable, and while not complete in every way, they leave enough space for you to fill in the blanks after putting you in the right direction. Highly recommended.