Tokyo New City Guide

Tokyo New City Guide

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by Mayumi Yoshida Barakan, Judith Connor Greer
     
 
The Tokyo New City Guide goes far beyond the well-worn tourist itineraries and deep into the complex, highly contrasted heart of one of the world's largest and most exciting cities.

This lively, up-to-the-minute Japan travel guide covers modern Tokyo like no other. Here's where you will find the ideal balance between the still-extant traditional

Overview

The Tokyo New City Guide goes far beyond the well-worn tourist itineraries and deep into the complex, highly contrasted heart of one of the world's largest and most exciting cities.

This lively, up-to-the-minute Japan travel guide covers modern Tokyo like no other. Here's where you will find the ideal balance between the still-extant traditional Japan with its temples, way of life, arts and crafts, kimono, festivals, customs and cuisine and the crowded futuristic technopolis of electronics, high fashion, contemporary art and architecture, and gastronomic experiences from the four corners of the globe. Bewildering at times, the coexistence of such contrasts is precisely what makes Tokyo tick.

More than just a perfunctory Tokyo guide, this is a handbook for life in contemporary Tokyo. The style is informative, absorbing and witty and, where due, refreshingly frank and critical. Bursting at the seams with information, it is not only invaluable for the short term visitor or the newcomer, but likely to send even the most jaded long-term residents off to explore some new horizons of their many-faceted adopted home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462904235
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Mayumi Yoshida Barakan was born in Sapporo and moved to Tokyo in 1974 to attend a local college. After working in the editorial department of a music magazine, she moved to London for a year in 1980. Since returnign to Tokyo, she has worked as a self-employed editor and translator. She now manages the business that she and her husband run.

Judith Connor Greer grew up in Olympia, Washington, and moved to Tokyo in 1980. Starting out in fashion she began freelancing as a writer and arts organizer. From 1986 to 1993 she worked at a Japanese museum of contemporary art. She is now living in London with her husband and two children.

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Tokyo New City Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt they say this was the guys place? I think the next result is the one for guus. -_-