Whether you’re talking about The Forecast
, the Guide to Good Business
, the Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways
, or the Guide to Cozy Homes
, it’s a fair bet that Monocle makes a guide for whatever you want to do. Which brings us to the land of the rising sun and the recently released Monocle Book of Japan
. This 300+ page hardcover tome with gold foil covers everything you never thought you needed to know about Japan. Here’s what Monocle has to say about it–“Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan. Whether you’re planning a visit or simply curious, The Monocle Book of Japan will unpack the nation for you. We’ll take you from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before.” This coffee
table book is the end all, be all when it comes to books about Japan.