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Book: OFFBEAT JAPAN by John Lander

Book: OFFBEAT JAPAN by John Lander

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Author John Landerabout this book: Offbeat Japan - An Exploration of the Quirky and Outlandish - Visitors and armchair travelers will find festivals where people dress up as cartoon characters, bathe in green tea or wine or restaurants decorated with monsters. Have some fun at raucous festivals devoted to phallic symbols, or jumping half naked into the ocean with your neighbors. The perception of Japan is usually rather serious and sober - but at the same time the country has a bent for the quirky, the odd and the funny or outlandish. Japan has many beautiful sights, particularly in Kyoto but sooner or later the visitor suffers from "temple fatigue" no matter how beautiful the temple or garden. But Japan is also a treasure trove of unusual attractions, odd museums, cafes devoted to nuttiness and extraordinary roadside attractions. Offbeat Japan is devoted to these offbeat roadside attractions, quirky museums, innovative architecture and downright odd customs. Each attraction has expanded captions written in both English and also Japanese, as well as google maps and short links showing exact locations.

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