E-book Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
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Bitchu Matsuyama castle is one of only twelve survived samurai castles in Japan. Among these dozen, it is the only mountaintop castle (yamajiro). Located at 478 m Mount Gagyu it is also the highest altitude castle in Japan. The book tells about the history of the castle from the early XIII c. to nowadays. Extant buildings of the castles date back to the XVII c. In spite of simple architecture, it is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan. The book is rich illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, culture and architecture.

On Amazon http://amzn.to/2gKo237
On Lulu (PDF) http://bit.ly/2gJAal7



E-book Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
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Kyoto was established in 794 as Heian-kyo and remained official capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until Meiji Restoration and following transfer of the imperial court to Tokyo in 1869. Kyoto today is the third largest city in Japan and boasts the highest density of the historic monuments. In 1994, UNESCO designated 17 historic monuments located in Kyoto and nearby cities of Uji and Otsu as World Heritage Site. This includes 13 Buddhist temples, 3 Shinto shrines and a castle. Among the 198 structures mostly constructed or designed during X-XVII cc., 38 are designated as National Treasures (the highest status of tangible cultural assets in Japan) and 160 as Important Cultural Properties.

The book is lavishly illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. It should be interesting for travelers, those who love Japanese history, culture and architecture and for everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world.

On Amazon http://amzn.to/2hwfgpB
On Lulu (PDF) http://bit.ly/2gwfH3h



E-book World Heritage Sites of Japan
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This e-book tells about the most attractive places of interest in Japan, which are designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites as being of special cultural or physical significance. This includes world famous Himeji castle, Mount Fuji, Itsukushima Shrine, ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, Hiroshima atomic dome, Okinawa castles and other tourist attractions.

The author has personally visited most of the sites and provided beautiful pictures of the magnificent architecture and scenic nature. This work should be useful for travelers, Japanese culture lovers and everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world.

On Amazon ➡ http://amzn.to/2gNAUlM
On Lulu (PDF) ➡ http://bit.ly/2h5X1XP


E-book Matsue Castle
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Matsue Castle is one of only dozen survived samurai castles in Japan. It was built in 1611 and remained its main keep intact until our days. In 2015 the castle was designated National Treasure of Japan, thus became the fifth castle with such status. In this book one can find the history of the castle creation and would be able to learn about its distinctive architecture. The book is rich illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, culture and architecture.

On Amazon ➡ http://amzn.to/2fXwMxO
On Lulu (PDF) ➡ http://bit.ly/2fTLCdy


E-book Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
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Nara was established in 710 as the second permanent capital of Japan. Nara was the capital for 74 years, lending its name to the period in Japanese history lasted from 710 to 794. It was designated as UNESCO site in 1998. World Heritage in Nara comprises five Buddhist temples, one Shinto shrine, Imperial Palace and primeval forest.

The book is lavishly illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. It should be interesting for travelers, those who love Japanese history, culture and architecture and for everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world.

On Amazon ➡ http://amzn.to/2g3ZVHt
On Lulu (PDF) ➡ http://bit.ly/2g2EhIF


E-book Matsumoto Castle
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Nicknamed “Crow Castle”, Matsumoto resembles black bird ready to fly. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan and one of only twelve castle with extant main keep. In 1952 it was designated National Treasure of Japan. Now there are only five castles with such high status. In this book one can find the history of the castle creation and would be able to learn about its distinctive architecture. The book is rich illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, culture and architecture.

On Amazon ➡ http://amzn.to/2gm9dQ6
On Lulu (PDF) ➡ http://bit.ly/2gZKeC6


E-books about Japan on Lulu
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My e-books on Lulu (PDF format)

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E-books about Japan on Amazon
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My e-books on Amazon

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