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Simon Richmond

travel writer, photographer and urban sketcher in London United Kingdom

Simon Richmond ( is a UK-based travel writer, photographer and urban sketcher who has specialised in writing about Japan since the early 1990s when he lived and worked in Tokyo for several years as an editor and journalist. He co-authored the first and subsequent four editions of the Rough Guide to Japan which won the Travellex Guidebook of the Year in 2000, as well as the Rough Guide to Tokyo and Rough Guide to Anime. He’s currently a writer on Lonely Planet’s Japan and Tokyo guide and has written for many other guidebook publishers, newspapers, magazines and websites about the country.

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A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Simon Richmond, a contributor to Lonely Planet's guide to Japan and Tokyo, provides 20 reasons of why Japan is such a great place to visit.

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London @ Serpentine Galleries
May 22, 2017