China, Japan, and Korea Guidebooks and Gear

International travelers need great guidebooks. Many of you have your favorite brands. On a cruise that covers several countries, you will need several guidebooks. We have reviewed the list of prominent titles and have included those shown below based on a) reputation of publisher, b) how up-to-date the book is, and c) any singular titles we uncovered that are specific to the destination and look interesting. Feel free to contact us with your own recommendations.

China:

Frommer’s China

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China

China (Country Travel Guide)

Top 10 Beijing (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

National Geographic Traveler: China, 3rd Ed.

Fodor’s China (Full-color Travel Guide)

China Insight Guide (Insight Guides)

China Survival Guide: How To Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, Revised Edition

 

Hong Kong:

Frommer’s Hong Kong (Frommer’s Complete Guides)

Top 10 Hong Kong (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Fodor’s Hong Kong, Including Macau (Full-Color Travel Guide)

 

Japan:

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan

Japan (Lonely Planet Travel Guide)

Fodor’s Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)

 

Korea:

Frommer’s South Korea

South Korea (Insight Guides)