Frommer's Tokyo

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John Wiley & Sons, May 20, 2010 - Travel - 352 pages
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  • Our 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.
  

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Contents

THE BEST OF TOKYO
1
TOKYO NEIGHBORHOODS SUGGESTED
4
TOKYO IN DEPTH
8
Religion
17
PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO TOKYO
33
Entry Requirements
40
Money Costs
58
Tokyo at a Glance
64
Shibuya
154
WHAT TO SEE DO IN TOKYO
171
Five Unforgettable Ways
179
Asakusa
205
Harajuku
211
Yanaka
219
The Shopping Scene
224
The Performing Arts
247

The Best of Tokyo in 1 Day
74
Tokyo in 1 Day
75
Best Bets for Accommodations
81
Very Expensive
90
Ginza Hibiya
92
Expensive
98
Akasaka
103
Moderate
106
Asakusa
109
Inexpensive
113
Ueno
117
Best Bets for Dining 122 8 Ueno
129
Tokyo StationMarunouchi
136
The Bar Scene
257
SIDE TRIPS FROM TOKYO
267
Kamakura
271
Nikko
274
Mashiko
282
Yokohama
285
Hakone
289
Hakone
291
Mount Fuji
297
A JAPANESECHARACTER INDEX
324
190
328
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About the author (2010)

Long before she could read, Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparentsí latest National Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany, first as a university student and then as a freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers, and in Tokyo as editor of Far East Traveler, she authored several Frommerís guides, including Frommerís Japan and Frommerís Hong Kong. She also contributes to Frommerís USA and Frommerís China. Online, she writes a blog for www.japantravelinfo.com. In 2009 she was appointed a YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by Japanís Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for her many years writing about Japan, the only recipient residing in the United States to receive the honorary award. When not on the road, she resides in an 1890 Victorian home in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.

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