10 Books Set in Japan

Books full of Eastern promise

Japan is a land rich with possibilities for authors keen to explore its unique history and diverse culture. We've selected ten books set in this most enigmatic of countries.

Canal Dreams by Iain Banks

2. Canal Dreams

Iain Banks
Night Boat by Alan Spence

3. Night Boat

Alan Spence
Number9dream by David Mitchell

4. Number9dream

David Mitchell
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

10. Kitchen

Banana Yoshimoto

List created by

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Sarah Barrie

Sarah is Scottish Book Trust's Website Manager

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