Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview


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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"Well-illustrated with photos, prints and comprehensive maps, [this is a] cultural guide, dispensing with the usual exhaustive listings of hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes, unless a site is of architectural or historical interest. Beginning with a brief but lucid history of the city, the guide quickly launches into the walks themselves, beginning, aptly enough, with the splendidly restored Tokyo Station."—Stephen Mansfield, The Japan Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462908882
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 886,043
  • File size: 211 MB
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Meet the Author

John H. Martin 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, Phyllis G. Martin, have been directors of museums in New York and have traveled extensively in Japan. They previously wrote Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital and Kyoto: A Cultural Guide.

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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

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