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Frommer's Tokyo author has written about Japan for years, so she's able to provide valuable insights and advice. She'll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of the Land of the Rising Sun.
This is a comprehensive guide to a fast-paced and often overwhelming city. You'll get complete and clear directions to navigate Tokyo's best neighborhoods, from the swanky shops in the Ginza district to the Imperial Palace (home of Japan's emperor) in the Hibiya district; to the sumo wrestling stadiums in the town of Ryogoku; to the elaborate "lolita" (baby doll) and "cosplay" (anime character) outfits you'll see teenagers wearing in the Harijuku district.
You'll get a spectrum of options, from business hotels to traditional Japanese inns, from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from tranquil gardens and temples to the incredible swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
Includes a handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character translations to help you spot establishments' signs.
Features side trips to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and more.
Tokyo is a whirlwind of traffic and people, a fast-paced gateway to the 21st century. It's one of the world's great cities, but it can be overwhelming. Frommer's makes it easy for you to find your way and discover the best of Tokyo, from business hotels to traditional Japanese inns, from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from tranquil gardens and temples to the incredible swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
Whether it's business or pleasure, Frommer's Tokyo will take you there in style. You'll rely on us for a handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character key that makes recognizing establishment signs as easy as ABC. With step-by-step directions, exact prices, detailed neighborhood maps, and valuable cultural insights, Frommer's Tokyo puts Japan's premier city at your fingertips.
Published: May 2012
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