Completely fascinating. This digitized traveler’s handbook for Japan from 1903. The entire book is online for free from OpenLibrary.org.
I just started reading it and am already engrossed.
Did you know you can get to Japan in a mere 16 days from San Francisco? And with trains, domestic transportation has become much easier. There are even daily steamships from Yokohama to Kobe. I didn’t know that Shunbun no Hi (the vernal equinox) used to be called Shunki Koureisai. And I’m only up to page two.
Please check it out. It’s really a fascinating read. “Handbook for Travellers in Japan – Including the Whole Empire from Yezo to Formosa”.