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Rob Goss

Tokyo, Japan


I’m a multi-award-winning British writer based in Tokyo, focusing on books and
features on Japan, travel writing, and creative writing that ranges from short fiction
to short-form poetry.

To date, I’m the author of four books on Japan with Tuttle Publishing, including the
NATJA Gold Award-winning Travel Pack Japan (2013) and NATJA Silver Award-
winning Tokyo: Capital of Cool (2015). I’ve also contributed to and/or updated
guidebooks for Rough Guides, Fodor's, Insight Guides, Dorling Kindersley and
National Geographic, in the process having traveled to almost every nook and cranny
of Japan, from sub-tropical Okinawa in the south to rugged Hokkaido in the north.

My current book projects include a first collection of micro and short fiction (“And
Other Stories…”), a book on Japan’s traditional inns, a photo book on Japan’s main
tourist destinations, and another photo book on Hokkaido. All should be in stores by
the end of 2016.

Besides books, I’ve written for nearly 100 magazines and online publications around
the world, from National Geographic Traveler magazine and TIME to the in-flight
magazines of Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Korean Air, Jetstar, Virgin
Australia, Qatar Airways and US Airways, as well as publications for Toyota, Lexus,
Omega, and others.

I'm a full member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the North American
Travel Journalists Association. For more, please visit

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Travel Pack Japan
  • Tokyo: Capital of Cool
  • Insight Guide Japan
  • Travel Pack: Kyoto & Nara
  • Insight Guide Tokyo
  • Travel Pack: Tokyo