Travel Like Ian Fleming and James Bond, with On the Tracks of 007’s Guide to Japan

YOLT50 Guide to Japan front cover

A very impressive read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

In 1966, Eon Productions decided to film the fifth James Bond adventure in Japan: You Only Live Twice, based on the novel by Ian Fleming which was published two years before. The film that resulted from these efforts came out in 1967 and was an unsurpassed visual spectacle. The exciting Tokyo neon signs, the beautiful countryside temples and the rural villages and volcanoes gave the film a very exotic background. Today, Japan is still a very attractive travel destination and this book will encourage you to follow the tracks of her majesty’s best known secret agent.

Written by Martijn Mulder (author of On the Tracks of 007), with an introduction by Oscar® winning sound editor Norman Wanstall, this guide contains 170 pages filled with info, behind the scenes photos, film location photos and maps. It is the ultimate field guide dedicated to the 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice.

Travel like 007 from Tokyo to Kagoshima, revisiting all the filming locations used in You Only Live Twice. From Osato Chemicals HQ to Tiger Tanaka’s countryside house, from Blofeld’s volcano base to the remote shrine where Bond married Kissy. It’s an action packed adventure for movie buffs, Bond fans and film location hunters. Includes a bonus trip to Hashima (Gunkanjima or Battleship Island) in Nagasaki Bay, which served as the model for Silva’s hideout in Skyfall (2012).

ON THE TRACKS OF OO7: GUIDE to JAPAN (ISBN: 9789081329408)

Written by Martijn Mulder

Published by DMD DIGITAL

Pages: 170

Size: A5 (148 x 210mm / 5.8 x 8.3 inch)

Cover: Full colour – illustration by Jeffrey Marshall

Interior: Full colour

Illustrations: 250

Publication date: 07 / 07 /…

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