- Expert advice from an experienced author. Our Frommer's Tokyo author was the first US resident appointed a YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism for her many years writing about Japan. She will provide valuable insights and advice and will show you the real heart of Tokyo.
- Comprehensive and clear directions for navigating a fast-paced and often overwhelming city.
- The best of every neighborhood, including swanky shops in the Ginza district, the Imperial Palace (home of Japan's emperor) in the Hibiya district, sumo wrestling stadiums in the town of Ryogoku, and elaborate "lolita" (baby doll) and "cosplay" (anime character) outfits you'll see teenagers wearing in the Harijuku district.
- Options for every price point, from luxury business hotels to cheap, miniscule "capsule hotels," from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from high-end bars and clubs in the Ginza district to happy hours and dive bars in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
- A handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character translations to help you spot establishments' signs.
- Side trips to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and more.
|Series:||Frommer's Complete Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Long before she could read, Beth Reiber spent hours poring over her grandparents' latest National Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany, first as a university student and then as a freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers, and in Tokyo as editor of Far East Traveler, she authored several Frommer's guides, including Frommer's Japan and Frommer's Hong Kong. She also contributes to Frommer's USA and Frommer's China. Online, she writes a blog for www.japantravelinfo.com. In 2009 she was appointed a YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for her many years writing about Japan, the only recipient residing in the United States to receive the honorary award. When not on the road, she resides in an 1890 Victorian home in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am an American living in Asia, and have sucessfully used Frommer's in all of our travels throught this region. I value these guides as they are written for travelers like me. Lonely Planet and Let's Go travel guides are excellent as well, but list hotels and restaurants that only backpackers on a shoestring budget want. Frommer's is just a bit more up the ladder than that. While I certainly want to watch my budget. I can afford a bit more than the average backpacker. This guide was invaluable to my family as we had no clue about anything Japanese. The maps were accurate as well as the cultural information. The tips about where to go to get more travelers information while in Japan were priceless. Read this book with a highlighter and yes... you must try a public bath while in Japan.