Synopses & Reviews
The Rough Guide to Tokyo is the ultimate insider’s guide to Japan's hyperactive capital. All major and many off-the-beaten-tracks sights are covered in detail – from the soaring Tokyo Sky Tree, the city’s newest, highest viewpoint, to the exciting new contemporary art complex 3331 Arts Chiyoda and the reborn architectural treasure Mitsubishi Ichigokan. It cuts through the hype to reveal the metropolis’s best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop, with a new chapter highlighting what a fantastic destination Tokyo is to take the kids. There’s all you need to know for great day-trips to, among other places, the onsens of Hakone, the tranquil temples of Kamakura, and Yokohama’s Chinatown. Full-colour sections introduce Tokyo's highlights, its delicious array of cuisines (and the best places to find them) and the world leading design role the city has in everything from architecture to fashion. Easy-to-read maps are provided throughout the guide, plus there’s handy colour subway map.
Table of Contents
Colour section 1; Contents 3; Introduction 4; What to see 6; When to visit 9; Things not to miss 10; Basics 17; Getting there 19; Arrival 21; Getting around 23; The media 27; Festivals and events 28; Culture and etiquette 30; Travel essentials 33; The City 43; 1 The Imperial Palace to Shiodome 45; 2 Kanda to Fukugawa 56; 3 Akasaka and Roppongi 63; 4 Asakusa 70; 5 Ueno and Yanasen 75; 6 Ikebukuro and northern Tokyo 82; 7 Shinjuku and western Tokyo 87; 8 Harajuku, Aoyama & Shibuya 95; 9 Ebisu to Shinagawa 105; 10 Bayside Tokyo 111; Capital cuisine colour section following 112; Listings 119