Isabella Lucy Bird was born in Yorkshire, England in 1831 and died in Scotland in 1904. Within her lifetime she gained a reputation as one of the most adventurous women travelers of the 19th century. At a time when ladies were expected to stay quietly at home she went off on unconventional journeys through Tibet, Canada, Korea, Turkey, Hawaii, and Japan.
From the foremother of today's women travelers--a classic tale from 1878 by the first woman to explore and write about the interior of Japan. Written during a time when women did not travel alone and Japan was still mysterious to most, this is a groundbreaking book-illuminating a side of Japan little known today.