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Guidebooks

Guidebooks for Japan travelers

  1. Tokyo Geek's Guide

    The Ultimate Guide to Japan's Otaku Culture.
    Branded the "ultimate guide to Japan's otaku culture", Gianni Simone covers Tokyo through the geeky kaleidoscope of manga, anime, gaming, cosplay, and idols. If this isn't exactly why you have come to Tokyo this guide will not be your first choice. If, on the other hand, you share the slightest interest in the nerdier aspects of Japanese culture this will be your constant companion when exploring Tokyo. Gianni Simone is a correspondent for Vogue Italia, a regular contributor to the Japan...
  2. Tokyo: Capital of Cool

    Tokyo is a difficult city to get a handle on. I’ve personally only spent a matter of weeks there, and I didn’t even scratch the surface of it. It’s a world class destination, and for Westerners in particular, it has a magic aura. Talking to friends at home in Canada, I’ve been told so many times, “I’d love to go to Tokyo.” From that point of view, I can clearly see the general appeal of a book like this. Author Rob Goss has done his research and uses his knowledge of the city to give it...
  3. Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City

    A Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively a walking guide, depicting Tokyo's history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its
    We love this book to pieces. Literally. Ever since we have received "Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City" for review, visiting friends and family have used it extensively in their excursions in and around the city. Acclaimed the "definitive walking guide" to all of Tokyo's major sights and districts the guidebook does uphold its promises. Keep in mind though that it's a walking guide that will not assist you in finding accommodation or the nearest culinary attraction. The book...
  4. Tuttle Travel Pack: Tokyo

    A guide to Tokyo's best sights for every budget. Everything you need in one handy package.
    To be sure, Tuttle's Tokyo Travel Pack is a small guide: just 128 pages, but packed with invaluable information for everyone who spends a few days in and around Tokyo. The book covers essentials such as a basic overview over Japan's geography, climate, language, religion and government as well as handy tips on how to make most of your visit, no matter how short it may be. In that sense, it also caters to the business traveler who wants to spend a well-deserved afternoon off with sightseeing....
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