I’ve read a lot of travel books and these three are my go-to guides for Tokyo. They are informative, entertaining, with great tips and ideas.
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3 Top Picks
The Cool Tokyo Guide is a fun read for kids and adults. In a comic book format, It describes what you can do and see in Tokyo and adds bits of culture, language, and etiquette along the way. In 11 chapters, the author talks about how to transit the city, tips on lodging, what to eat, survival stuff, and much more. With each chapter, the author offers some Japanese words related to the topic, cultural tidbits, and handy links to get more info online.
The comic book format makes it easy to convey cultural info like what food looks like or how to use those fancy toilets. And kids would love this book.
- Abby Denson
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
- Paperback: 128 pages
The Super Cheap Japan book covers numerous cities in Japan with a big section on Tokyo. I particularly like how it focuses on popular neighborhoods in reference to a train station. They include excellent maps and point out all the hot spots and how to get to them from the train station.
- Matthew Baxter
- Publisher: Super Cheap Japan
- Edition no. 0 (09/22/2017)
- Paperback: 180 pages
DK Guides are one of my favorite travel guide publishers. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Tokyo offers what I most like about DK guides: lots of pictures and maps. Along with good text, the guide can help you pick what you’d like to see and how to find it.
- DK Eyewitness
- Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
- Edition no. 0 (03/21/2017)
- Paperback: 208 pages
There you have it. My 3 top picks for Tokyo Travel Guides. Below is a quick list of the 3.
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