A Japan Guide to Nature, Culture, and Community

LOCAL FOCUS

Vol.1 Kamakura & Enoshima

​鎌倉 & 江ノ島

A convenient and handy all-in-one English guidebook to offer non-Japanese access to the local community’s experience of Japan as if they had a local guide alongside them. 

Vol. I features the historic town of Kamakura along with Enoshima, the island connected to the town by a bridge. Enoshima Island will serve as the venue for the sailing competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

They are conveniently located one​ hour from Tokyo, so why don't you hop on a train and head to those charming towns to explore the history of samurai, zen culture, and the places and people we, the local creators picked?

News & Information

​Nov.27,2019

​2nd edition has released
​as ebook and paperback!

LOCAL FOCUS

​-A Japan Guide to Nature, Culture, and Community,Vol. I: Kamakura and Enoshima is the first in a series of guidebooks featuring

the charming towns of Japan,highlighting their unique natural environments and one-of-a-kind cultures and communities.

It’s a convenient and handy all-in-one English guidebook to offer non-Japanese access to the local community’s experience of Japan and more

efficiently and meaningfully.  


Kamakura and Enoshima Island:
・have a history made rich from samurai warriors and Zen culture  
・have beaches and hiking trails.
・have a unique hybrid culture of old and new


LOCAL FOCUS features:
・210 pages in full color
・over 100 places to visit hand-picked by the production team
・at-a-glance icons indicating places with "English menus available," "Credit cards accepted," and "Barrier-free accessibility," etc. 

​ *Sample pages and more details are available in our videos and amazon sales site.

​Offcial Promotion Video (3 mins.)

Guidebook Contents Digest (1 min.)

Organic Cafe, Ramen, and Donut Shop  (1 min.)

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​ Photo credit: Sarah Goff, Taisuke Yokoyama