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Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;bandgt;The only guide you'll need for walking around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient packageand#8212;including a large pull-out map!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting Cityandlt;/iandgt; is the only guide to the city that is exclusively a walking guide, with lively text full of facts and stories that emphasize the history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its neighborhoods. On foot and by train or subway, it takes you through the most fascinating parts of the modern megalopolis, while making the shogun's cityand#8212;the Edo of samurai and geishas, merchants and artisansand#8212;and the outlines of old Tokyo come alive. From famous historical sites like the Imperial Palace to unique attractions like the Tsukiji Fish Market, this book offers something for every visitor and even long-term residents.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Fully up-to-date, andlt;iandgt;Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting Cityandlt;/iandgt; contains:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;19 walks in Tokyoandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;10 day trips that include Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Kawagoe, also know as "Little Edo"andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;more than 100 full-color photosandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;50 full-color mapsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;a large pull-out map!andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Synopsis:

The Definitive Walking Guide

Synopsis:

Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only guide to the city that is exclusively a walking guide, with lively text full of facts and stories that emphasize the history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its neighborhoods. On foot and by train or subway, it takes you through the most fascinating parts of the modern megalopolis, while making the shogun's city—the Edo of samurai and geishas, merchants and artisans—and the outlines of old Tokyo come alive. From famous historical sites like the Imperial Palace to unique attractions like the Tsukiji Fish Market, this book offers something for every visitor.

Synopsis:

MORE EDITOR COMMENTS:

LP, Frommer's, and the other guides give a lot of space to hotels, restaurants, and shopping, which Tokyo: 34 Walks does not, although in its walks it points out famous and notable department stores, boutiques, and markets as well as areas of interest to shoppers. Outside of Tokyo, Tokyo: 34 Walks has 15 walking tours in 10 different regions within two or three hours train ride from Tokyo, while the other guides offer no walking tours, though they do have "excursions" or "side trips" in 5 regions for LP and 7 for Frommer. At more than 60 maps, Tokyo: 33 Walks has far more than either LP (30) or Frommer's (27).

Also, Tokyo: 34 Walks has been updated with the help of a consultant living in Tokyo, so it will be up-to-date for its 2011 publication. The LP and Frommer guides are available in 2010 editions. The others on the comp title list are in older editions (when I researched them on Amazon).

Tokyo: 34 Walks has a foldout map. Frommer's has maps only the book. LP has a detachable 14 x 14" pullout map.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;John H. Martinandlt;/bandgt; was a professor of Chinese and Japanese Civilization at the University of Richmond and taught courses in Japanese history, religion, and culture at several colleges in New York State. Dr. Martin and his wife, andlt;bandgt;Phyllis G. Martinandlt;/bandgt;, have been directors of museums in New York and have traveled extensively in Japan. They previously wrote andlt;iandgt;Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capitalandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Kyoto: A Cultural Guideandlt;/iandgt;.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS:

Introduction

Tokyo and Its Heritage

Chapter 1: CENTRAL TOKYO

Walking Tour 1

MARUNOUCHI, THE IMPERIAL PALACE, AND HIBIYA PARK

Walking Tour 2

OTEMACHI, THE IMPERIAL PALACE EAST GARDEN, AND THE YASUKUNI SHRINE

Walking Tour 3

KASUMGASEKI AND AKASAKA

Walking Tour 4

THE TSUKIJI MARKET, DUTCH LEARNING, THE HAMA DETACHED PALACE GARDEN, AND SHIODOME

Walking Tour 5

GINZA, YURAKACHI, AND NIHOMBASHI #1

Walking Tour 6

NIHOMBASHI, FUKAGAWA, AND NINGYOCHO

CHAPTER 2: EASTERN AND NORTHERN TOKYO

Walking Tour 7

YANAGIBASHI, ASAKUSABASHI, KURAMAE, AND RYOGOKU

Walking Tour 8

ASAKUSA, SENSO-JI TEMPLE, KAPPABASHI, YOSHIWARA, THE TSUBOUCHI THEATER MUSEUM

Walking Tour 9

SHITAMACHI, UENO PARK, AND THE NEZU SHRINE

Walking Tour 10

YUSHIMA, KANDA, AKIHABARA, JIMBOCHO, KORAKUEN, AND TOKYO UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER 3: SOUTHERN TOKYO

Walking Tour 11

THE ATAGO SHRINE, THE ZOJO-JI TEMPLE, TOKYO TOWER, THE TOKAIDO ROAD, THE SHIBA DETACHED PALACE GARDENS, AND THE SENGAKU-JI TEMPLE

Walking Tour 12

ROPPONGI AND AZABU

Walking Tour 13

EBISU, MEGURO, AND SHINAGAWA

Walking Tour 14

ODAIBA - RINKAI FUKUTOSHIN

CHAPTER 4: WESTERN TOKYO

Walking Tour 15

YOYOGI PARK, THE MEIJI SHRINE, HARAJUKU, AND OMOTESANDO

Walking Tour 16

SHIBUYA AND AOYAMA

Walking Tour 17

SHINJUKU

Walking Tour 18

IKEBUKURO

CHAPTER 5: YOKOHAMA AND POINTS SOUTH, including Kamakura and Yokosuka

Walking Tour 19

OLD YOKOHAMA: WITHIN THE CHECKPOINT

Walking Tour 20

MINATO MIRAI 21 AND WESTERN YOKOHAMA

Walking Tour 21

YAMATE-MACHI (THE BLUFF)

Walking Tour 22

THE SANKEI-EN GARDEN AND HASSEI-DEN (HALL OF THE SAGES)

Walking Tour 23

CENTRAL KAMAKURA: FROM WAKAMIYA-OJI TO THE KAMAKURA SHRI

Walking Tour 24

NORTH KAMAKURA (KITA KAMAKURA)

Kencho-ji Temple, Enno-ji Temple and the Walking Tour 25

THE GREAT BUDDHA AT HASE; KATASE AND ENOSHIMA

Walking Tour 26

YOKOSUKA, URAGA, AND KURIHAMA

Walking Tour 27

ATAMI

CHAPTER 6: POINTS WEST OF TOKYO

Walking Tour 28

THE HAKONE REGION

Walking Tour 29

THE IZU ISLANDS

Walking Tour 30

MT. FUJI

CHAPTER 7: POINTS NORTH OF TOKYO

Walking Tour 31

NARITA

Walking Tour 32

KAWAGOE

Walking Tour 33

NIKKO

APPENDIX

TOKYO GENERAL INFORMATION:Getting to Tokyo, Transportation from Narita, Transportation within TokyoGeneral Tourist Information

Holidays and Festivals in Tokyo

Day Trips from Tokyo

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309179
Author:
Martin, John H
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Martin, John H.
Author:
Martin, Phyllis G.
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Travel-Japan
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
walking guide; Tokyo travel guide; travel to Tokyo; Japan; Tokyo guidebook
Edition Description:
Vinyl Bound Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
more than 100 color photographs and 60 m
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only guide to the city that is exclusively a walking guide, with lively text full of facts and stories that emphasize the history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its neighborhoods. On foot and by train or subway, it takes you through the most fascinating parts of the modern megalopolis, while making the shogun's city—the Edo of samurai and geishas, merchants and artisans—and the outlines of old Tokyo come alive. From famous historical sites like the Imperial Palace to unique attractions like the Tsukiji Fish Market, this book offers something for every visitor.
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MORE EDITOR COMMENTS:

LP, Frommer's, and the other guides give a lot of space to hotels, restaurants, and shopping, which Tokyo: 34 Walks does not, although in its walks it points out famous and notable department stores, boutiques, and markets as well as areas of interest to shoppers. Outside of Tokyo, Tokyo: 34 Walks has 15 walking tours in 10 different regions within two or three hours train ride from Tokyo, while the other guides offer no walking tours, though they do have "excursions" or "side trips" in 5 regions for LP and 7 for Frommer. At more than 60 maps, Tokyo: 33 Walks has far more than either LP (30) or Frommer's (27).

Also, Tokyo: 34 Walks has been updated with the help of a consultant living in Tokyo, so it will be up-to-date for its 2011 publication. The LP and Frommer guides are available in 2010 editions. The others on the comp title list are in older editions (when I researched them on Amazon).

Tokyo: 34 Walks has a foldout map. Frommer's has maps only the book. LP has a detachable 14 x 14" pullout map.

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