A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony - Hector  Garcia Hector Garcia is the author of the Geek in Japan blog (http://www.kirainet.com/english/) and much of the content here is compiled in the same brief and informal style (it is taken from the blog). The style works for most of the book, and there are more than a few snippets of info, customs and things that you should/should not do that you probably wouldn't find out from a standard travel guide - so a big plus there.

On the downside, sometimes the content is a bit light on rigour and/or content. This is forgiveable for the most part, as clearly Garcia is no academic or travel writer and only appealing to people who want introductory information, but really, it is never EVER acceptable to use the term 'in the olden days' to describe past events, customs or people and Garcia uses the term repeatedly.

At the back of the book there is a quick guide to 'places to visit' and a few suggested itineraries, which might be worth a coat of looking at if planning a trip.

Overall not brilliant, but not bad, just spoiled by the lack of a decent copy edit.