Horizon Japan

Horizon Japan

Travels Through the Culture, Cuisine and Nature of a Seemingly Incomprehensible Country

Non-Fiction - Travel
76 Pages
Reviewed on 01/28/2016
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Author Biography

Patrick Colgan was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1978, of an Italian mother and British father. He began traveling fifteen years ago with an InterRail pass and never stopped since. He has been in almost forty countries and all five continents but he loves going back to Japan, where he has been (so far) seven times. When he is not travelling around the world he is a Journalist at the daily newspaper Il Resto del Carlino. He has been writing his travel blog Orizzonti for years, in Italian. He has recently started a blog in English too (at http://Patrickcolgan.net).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Horizon Japan: Travels Through the Culture, Cuisine and Nature of a Seemingly Incomprehensible Country by Patrick Colgan is an engaging book that will tell readers what it is like to travel through and discover Japan. The book captures the culture, cuisine, and essence of Japan, making readers want to travel to Japan and experience the place in reality. Japan is an exciting country and the author makes it obvious through the book. From cherry blossoms to Kyoto to the crowds of Tokyo, the author makes Japan fascinating and exciting to visit. For all those who have not visited Japan and who are thinking of visiting there, this book is ideal for them to learn more about the country.

I found the book very interesting as Japan has always fascinated me and I am always curious to know more about the place. The approach is simple, short and uncomplicated, making the book entertaining to any reader who likes travel and traveling. The author covers all aspects of Japan extensively and expansively, be it Tokyo, Kyoto, or Hiroshima. The book is not only for those planning to visit Japan, but also for all those who like to read about different places, their culture, cuisine, and language. The images are exquisite and give readers a picture of what Japan looks and feels like. This book is a useful tool in helping readers understand the country called Japan in a better way.