99+1 JAPAN: Traveling through art, design & architecture is a pocket publication borne out of our love for integrating creative experiences with travel. The “+1” for any trip in Japan is the unexpected location that makes the trip extra special, from a backstreet bookstore to a mountain hike into inspiring scenery. What’s your +1?

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
4-4-1, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004
Produced by NAVITIME JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Printed by Kousoku Printing Co.,Ltd.
Published January 2017

About JNTO
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is a government body whose aim is to promote Japan internationally as a leisure, conference, meeting, and event destination. Consisting of offices around the world, JNTO is the ultimate resource for travel-related information on Japan.



Special thanks to everyone who made this book happen, especially the museums, galleries, and other spaces that provided support and encouragement.

We also send our thanks to:
Zenbon Tei and Ryo Ito for getting this project moving forward; Nao Arai and Mayu Otani for keeping everything on track; Don Kennedy for image editing; Jan Fiedler and Marky Star for proofreading our work; Keiko Sakabe and Yutaka Akahoshi for coordinating locations.


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