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The Invention of Memory
Add to Basket Concise text accompanying 70 colour plates, this book is the first detailed field guide to Bhutan.
Bhutan by Footprint
Add to Basket A hardback guide designed for the independent traveller, thoroughly researched and filled with detailed information.
Add to Basket An essential guide to the country, its customs, history and sights. The resident author explains the minutiae of local travel and the required visas.
Add to Basket Essential guide for anyone planning to trek in the country, the author spent four years living in Bhutan so the guide is reliable and informative with excellent maps and illustrations.
Bhutan by Lonely Planet
Add to Basket One of the few good, practical guides available with detailed information on itineraries and trekking.
Add to Basket A basic walking guide to the Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and East Himalaya regions.
Add to Basket A guide to the mythical Shangri-La, this typically useful guide from Bradt focuses on the hikes, monasteries, history and landscape of the magnificent Himalayas.
Add to Basket A somewhat unwieldy guide due to its large format, this is probably the best guide to 15 major treks through the Himalayas with easy-to-read maps, accompanying text and wonderful photographs.
Tibet by Lonely Planet
Add to Basket An easy-to-read practical guide to Tibet with good detail on travelling logistics and accommodation. Includes a chapter on trekking with route maps.
Add to Basket Fully illustrated with colour photographs, this guide is a good sightseer's companion with strong cultural and historical information. Frustratingly, the listings for hotels and restaurants are limited so it may be a good idea to take along a more practical guide for those.
Korea by Rough Guide
Add to Basket Most detailed guide to both North and South Korea and yet selective in its recommendations. Strong on practical information as well as cultural and historical background.
Seoul by Wallpaper
Add to Basket Another beautifully-designed offering from Wallpaper magazine with their pick of the chicest hotels, trendiest bars, clubs and restaurants, and most glamorous shops.
Add to Basket A neat, fold-out list of the most luxurious hotels, bars, restaurants and shops to be found in South Korea's capital city.
Seoul by Lonely Planet
Add to Basket One of the only detailed guides on Seoul, this is good for hotel listings and practical advice with excellent maps. It is not, however, more extensive than the section found in the Lonely Planet's guide to Korea.
Add to Basket The best guide to North Korea, it includes useful practical information about getting around and in-depth cultural and historical background.
Japan by Michelin Green Guide
Add to Basket A slim, selective guide for the mid-range, independent traveller. Particularly good on suggested walking and driving tours.
Add to Basket An up-to-date comprehensive guide featuring a good range of accommodation and a selection of photographs. The writing is thoughtful and engaging. Basic city maps throughout.
Japan by Eyewitness
Add to Basket A recently-updated, photographic guide from Dorling Kindersley. Wonderful colour photographs, bird's eye graphics and good cultural and historical information make this the perfect sightseer's companion.
Japan by Rough Guide
Add to Basket A good practical guide for the traveller on a budget with well-written historical and cultural information.
Add to Basket This highly useful little book covers a range of topics to help visitors negotiate the complex codes of Japanese society.
Add to Basket A brilliant, entertaining road-trip. Ferguson follows Japan's cherry blossom north, writing of his encounters along the way with great insight and wit.
Add to Basket A vital guidebook for anyone exploring Japan by train, with excellent advice on how to get the best out of its world-class rail system. Includes useful city guides with hotel and restaurant recommendations too.
Add to Basket Well-researched and reliable, with a good selection of shorter hikes through national parks and the areas surrounding the major cities. An essential practical guide for the hiker.
Add to Basket Written by those who work and live in Japan this is an indispensable guide for those looking for more in-depth detail that is offered by the tourist guides. Includes information about culture, customs, visas, where to find a doctor and how to open a bank account.
Tokyo by Michelin Red Guide
Add to Basket A guide of impeccably high standard to the best hotels and restaurants in Tokyo. English-language version.