"I've been to Tokyo twice before but can't wait to get there a third time with The Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide. So much more to see…" —Lewis Trondheim, author of The Poppies of Iraq
For fans of Japanese manga and anime, a trip to Tokyo is an absolute must!
In this captivating Tokyo travel guide, manga artist and author Evangeline Neo travels to the Japanese capital with her mascots Kopi the dog and Matcha the cat in tow, bringing you to all the otaku sights this city has to offer. She shows you where to shop for manga memorabilia in Akihabara and Nakano, takes you on a tour of famous anime and manga museums like Studio Ghibli and Sanrio Puroland, and shares her experiences at a cosplay studio, a maid and butler cafe, and a manga drawing class.
In addition to manga and anime-related adventures, Eva brings readers to all the must-see Tokyo sites as well—from Asakusa's Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower and the Meiji Shrine. She also introduces travelers to sushi train restaurants, hot spring baths and a kimono makeover session—even a day trip to Mt. Fuji! Along the way, she shows you all her favorite places to shop and eat, and gives advice on what to pack, what to buy, how to get around, and even how to speak a few words of survival Japanese.
This manga guide to Tokyo is depicted in charming and humorous drawings and stories, which are as enjoyable for armchair travelers as they are practically useful for visitors to the city. Step into the world of modern Japanese culture through this amusing and unique guide to one of the world's top cities.
Gr 4 Up—Authored and illustrated by a Singaporean artist who has lived and studied in both America and Japan, this manga-style volume is part Tokyo guidebook, part travel memoir. An outsider who is nevertheless very familiar with Japan, Neo relays practical tips (how to buy a subway card, hot springs etiquette) and advises readers on the best places to shop, where to find reasonably priced sushi, what's it's like to visit a butler café, and more. Though manga and anime fans may be the target audience, this volume has plenty to offer even those who have minimal knowledge of Japanese comics and have no immediate plans to visit Tokyo. Neo's vivid illustrations are expressive and engaging, and the text is straightforward and easy to digest. Whether readers are interested in pop culture attractions featuring Hello Kitty or shrines and temples, they'll appreciate this work. VERDICT Informative, appealing, and much more fun than your typical travel guide.—Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 13 Years|