With a few domestic trips coming up in Japan, I decided to check out the local guidebook offering and discovered this cute new series called Mani Mani. Published by JTB (Japan Tourist Bureau) in Japanese, they were released only a couple of weeks ago. Each of the 20 guides is focused on a city or region, with adorable designs outlining restaurants, hotels, sights, omiyage and more. Paired with maps and lovely photography, they retail for only ¥850. I’ve picked up the Sendai guide, so fingers crossed I find some hidden gems!
MANI MANI CITY GUIDES:
Hokkaido, Northeast and Kanto: Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura
Central and Kansai: Izu, Karuizawa, Kanazawa, Iseshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe
Chugoku-Shikoku and Kyushu: Izumo, Hiroshima, Kagawa, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Ishigaki