Canongate U.S.
Canongate U.S.
Canongate U.S.

Hitching Rides with Buddha

by Will Ferguson

“Humorous, honest.” –Kliatt

  • Imprint Canongate U.S.
  • Page Count 432
  • Publication Date May 18, 2006
  • ISBN-13 978-1-8419-5785-2
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

It has never been done before. Not in four thousand years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. But, heady on sakura and sake, Will Ferguson bet he could do both. The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to travel is better.


“Mr. Ferguson is a very gifted writer.” –Bill Bryson 

“Humorous, honest.” Kliatt

Praise for Will Ferguson: 

“When did you last read a book while grinning in anticipation of the next joke?” –The Observer 

“Ferguson presents a wonderfully true picture of Japan at the grass roots, but the special joy is watching his surrender to the spell of that enchanting land.” –The Times (London) 

“Enjoy this book because, like all good travel writing, it is about people.” –The Traveller