Travel guide made by locals focuses on Kamakura and Enoshima, two small towns located one hour from Tokyo and the venue for the sailing competitions for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, helps visitors to explore Zen and samurai culture, local life, and more.

KANAGAWA, JAPAN, December 04, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Arigatou books, a publisher of travel guides in Japan, has announced the launching of Local Focus, A Japan Guide to Nature, Culture, and Community, Vol. I: Kamakura and Enoshima 2nd edition.

This travel guide made by locals focuses on Kamakura and Enoshima, two small towns that are conveniently located one hour from Tokyo, surrounded by mountains and sea, and the venue for the sailing competitions for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kamakura is the birthplace of Japan’s first military government that was established by samurai worriers in the 13th century and where Zen Buddhism and tea ceremony were imported from China by samurai worriers then flourished. The history, culture, and nature of the town have attracted hip young generation to the town which creates a unique culture of old and new.

Enoshima Island is a small island that is connected to the town by a bridge and was a training sanctuary for the ascetic practices of religious figures and highly protected by shoguns as a holy place then became a popular tourist destination as seen in many ukiyoe art.

For visitors who are interested in the culture of Japan including Zen, history of samurai, art that has roots in samurai, this guidebook provides practical information such as easy to read maps, at a glance icons for “English menu available” “Vegetarian or vegan menu available” “Barrier free”, hiking trail maps and beach guide, and more.

Not only that, but it also is ideal for green travelers, with informative guides to local, organic and all-natural food, vegetarian and vegan food including “shojin-ryori”, Buddhist vegan food, as well as stores, shops and restaurants run by owners who are dedicated to bettering the environment and local community. All of the eateries that are featured on this guidebook are non-smoking which is certain to be helpful to tourists since to many eateries in Japan allowing indoor smoking.

To learn more about this guidebook and purchase a copy, those interested may visit the
LOCAL FOCUS website at

*Title: LOCAL FOCUS Vol. 1: Kamakura & Enoshima:A Japan Guide to Nature, Culture, and Community
*ISBN: 978-4991060519
*212 pages, Full color, Fixed layout
*Size of paperback: 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
*Genre: TRAVEL / Asia / Japan

*Edition and retail price;
Ebook: 12 USD, 12 EUR, 15 CAD, 16 AUD
Paperback: 19.95 USD, 19.95 EUR, 24.95 CAD, 27.95 AUD
*Published: 11/27/2019
*Publisher: arigatou books (The Blue Co., Ltd)

*Available on;
Amazon USA:

Barns & Noble Nook:

Amazon France:ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=local+focus%2C+japan&qid=1574958483&sr=8-2

and will be available on Apple, KOBO and many other distributers worldwide soon.

The book could be ordered through many of brick and mortal bookstores worldwide with ISBN: 978-4991060519.

About Production Team:
Local Focus is created by a team of both local Japanese and non-Japanese freelance editors, writers, photographers and designers who love nature, culture, and community of the area.

They are also dedicated surfers, paddlers, runners, or woodworkers who enjoys their daily lives in nature and working to make their communities better places.

The Blue Co., ltd
The Blue Co., Ltd was stablished in 2015 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and provides event planning, publishing, contents creation, translation & interpretation service, and more both in English and Japanese.

It started it’s own publishing label “arigatou books” and has published “LOCAL FOCUS Vol.1: Kamakura & Enoshima 1st edition” (ebook only) in May 2018 and its’s second edition in Nov. 2019 (ebook and paperback).

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