Japan

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Calendars

Cheap Flights

History

Language

Maps

Music

Recipes

Towns and Cities
  Hiroshima
  Kyoto
  Nagasaki
  Osaka
  Tokyo
  Yokohama
  More Japanese Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   Japan Country Information
   Japan Travel Downloads
   Japanese Cookbook Downloads
   Japanese Recipe eBooks
   Japanese Recipes
   Learn Japanese Downloads
   Learn Japanese eBooks
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Japan   >   Towns and Cities   >   Tokyo

   
 

Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is the only prefecture which operates as a city. Because Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government, home of the Japanese Imperial Famly, and site of the Imperial Palace, it is the de facto capital of Japan, although there is no law specifically establishing it as such.

The Greater Tokyo Area has a population of over 35 million, making it the world's most populous metropolitan area, a status it has held for about 40 years. Even though Japan's population is declining, the Greater Tokyo Area's population continues to increase.

For current weather information, we recommend:

Related Links


Related Links:

Comments about Tokyo


Please share your comments about Tokyo, Japan:

   


Books about Tokyo


Here are some books about Tokyo:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Lonely Planet Pocket Tokyo (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Tokyo (Travel Guide)
List Price: $13.99*
Lowest New Price: $8.79*
Lowest Used Price: $6.30*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Lonely Planet
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop and dine in Shinjuku, catch a sumo tournament, get a bird's-eye view from the Tokyo Sky Tree and day-trip to majestic Mt Fuji; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Tokyo and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Tokyo:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 19 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Asakusa, Mt Fuji and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Tokyo, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Tokyo's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Tokyo guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Japan, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Tokyo: Monocle Travel Guide (Monocle Travel Guides)

By Monocle

Gestalten
Released: 2015-07-28
Hardcover (140 pages)

Tokyo: Monocle Travel Guide (Monocle Travel Guides)
List Price: $15.00*
Lowest New Price: $8.99*
Lowest Used Price: $6.47*
Usually ships in 2 to 4 weeks*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Gestalten
Product Description:
The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monoclemagazine covers the world with its network of bureaus (New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore), its more than 30 dedicated correspondents based from Beirut to Bogota, Sao Paulo to Stolkholm, and its team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. Monocle-the magazine that covers urbanism and the city design like no other-knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go businessman for a late night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has been compiled in the new Monocle Travel Guides. Launching this spring with editions for London and Tokyo, followed by New York and Hong Kong, these beautiful books reveal the Monocle team's favorite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Aimed at people who do not want to be tourists but rather feel like locals when they travel, these are books for those who want to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, and know they can get a feel for a city even if they only have a few days. And they are full of surprises and quirks: the books will guide you to a grand hotel but also to a cozy two-star, and will leave you drinking in a local corner bar or being served by a great waiter who knows his craft-while being wary of pushing you into the newest, hippest, soulless bar. Created by the Monocle design team, these authoritative guides will be trim enough to drop into your pocket and wise enough to stay by your side throughout your travels.

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (296 pages)

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.88*
Lowest Used Price: $7.37*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Lonely Planet
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the artistry of a Kabuki performance, sing karaoke amid the neon lights of Shinjuku, or treat yourself to some of the world's freshest sushi; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tokyo and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Tokyo Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, fashion, music, architecture, politics, food, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 37 colour maps
  • Covers Iidabashi, Shinjuku, Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa, Sumida River, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya, Roppongi, Ginza, Tsukiji, Ebisu, Meguro, Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tokyo, our most comprehensive guide to Tokyo, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Tokyo? Check out Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Tokyo Budget

By Laura Gibbs

Bravo Your City!
Released: 2017-05-29
Kindle Edition (108 pages)

Tokyo Budget
 
Product Description:
The only downside to Tokyo is the cost. Consistently the world's most expensive city, if you are not careful, Tokyo can bankrupt you overnight!

This guide has been written by a former resident of Tokyo who spent four months exploring as much as possible (and occasionally working). I've visited all the must see spots, eaten too much sushi, shopped on Harajuku street, and spent many Sundays people watching in the park! I decided not to climb mount Fuji but instead rode the world's tallest roller coaster (that offers great views of Fuji-san)! And I wrote this guide to point you in the right direction - where to stay, what to visit and how to have a great holiday without breaking the bank!

The trick to conquering Tokyo lies in organization! Google Maps is amazing and will get you from station to station (it even tells you what platform and the time of the train)! If you don't have a smart phone invest in a good map and a notebook - write down places and stations you want to go and show this to station attendants. Attendants might not speak English but they can read English and will put you on the correct train! Bring walking shoes and walk the distances between short train stops. Each train journey is at least 190Yen ($2) and this soon adds up. Walking in Tokyo is enjoyable, and you will see much more of the city! Finally keep an eye on the time. The last trains run around midnight and after that you will need to wait until 5am - pull an all-nighter or prepare for a long walk back to your hotel - taxis are super expensive and will easily set you back $40-$80 for a short ride!

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $14.57*
Not yet published*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend all-night in a karaoke parlour in Shinjuku, walk the forest path to Tokyo's largest Shinto shrine, Meiji-jingu, or sample the delights of Mitsukoshi's food hall; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tokyo and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Tokyo Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, pop culture, performing arts, visual arts, tea ceremonies, cinema, literature, architecture, onsen, festivals, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 40 colour maps
  • Covers Marunouchi, Nihombashi, Tsukiji, Ginza, Roppongi, Ebisu, Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa, Odaiba, Shimo-Kitazawa, Korakuen, Yanaka, Nikko, Hakone, Hamakura, Mt Fuji and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tokyo, our most comprehensive guide to Tokyo, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Tokyo? Check out Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 Tokyo (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (144 pages)

Top 10 Tokyo (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
List Price: $14.00*
Lowest New Price: $8.09*
Lowest Used Price: $8.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • EYEWITNESS
Product Description:

True to its name, this covers all of Tokyo's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Tokyo will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from historic temples and shrines to parks and fish markets.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tokyo.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Japan.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tokyo.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Tokyo, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo, which offers a complete overview of this city; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo

By DK

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-03-21
Paperback (208 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo
List Price: $20.00*
Lowest New Price: $9.46*
Lowest Used Price: $13.12*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • EYEWITNESS
Product Description:

Explore the busy streets, exciting food, and historic sights of Tokyo. Learn the must-sees of this amazing capital city.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo truly shows you this city as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu (Easy Guides)

By Beth Reiber

Frommermedia
Paperback (354 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu (Easy Guides)
List Price: $16.95*
Lowest New Price: $10.40*
Lowest Used Price: $7.95*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Frommermedia
Product Description:
Although it focuses on Tokyo and Kyoto -- the two Japanese cities that most tourists want to visit -- Frommer's EasyGuide to Japan also examines the Japanese locations to which most tourists make day-trips or longer excursions from the two must-sees. Enjoying a far more favorable exchange rate than in recent years, the now-moderately-priced Japan is enjoying a major upswing in its incoming tourism, and our experienced author of many previous guidebooks to Japan has made it even easier to enjoy, easier to understand, easier to tour, in a concise "Easy Guide" designed to fit into pocket or purse.

Fodor's Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

imusti
Released: 2016-04-19
Paperback (864 pages)

Fodor s Japan (Full-color Travel Guide)
List Price: $25.99*
Lowest New Price: $14.28*
Lowest Used Price: $12.49*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Fodor Guides
Product Description:
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Over a million Americans visit Japan each year to experience this land of exquisite beauty, and recent fluctuations in the yen have made it more of an affordable destination than ever. In stunning full color, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on the intricacies of Japanese cuisine, traditional Japanese crafts, and Mount Fuji

· Major sights such as Tsukiji Fish Market, Senso-ji, Tokyo Sky Tree, Mt. Fuji, The Daibutsu, Sanjusangen-do, Ginkaku-ji, Fushimi-inari Taisha, Kinkaku-ji and Osaka-jo

· Side Trips from Tokyo including Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nikko, Kamakura and Yokohama

· Coverage of Tokyo; Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula; The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast; Kyoto; The Kansai Region; Western Honshu; Shikoku; Kyushu; Okinawa; Tohoku; Hokkaido



Planning to focus on Tokyo? Check out Fodor's travel guide to Tokyo.

Fodor's Tokyo (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-01-17
Paperback (400 pages)

Fodor s Tokyo (Full-color Travel Guide)
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $11.26*
Lowest Used Price: $11.49*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 17:01 Pacific 23 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Fodor s Tokyo
Product Description:
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Tokyo is a vast metropolis that can confound and delight with its complexity. With everything from fabulous shrines, historic temples, and traditional gardens to cutting-edge modern fashion boutiques, karaoke bars, ramen shops, and sushi dens, the city would take a lifetime to fully explore and experience. Fodor's Tokyo is the guidebook that will help make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Japanese cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji
· Major sights such as Tokyo Skytree, Tsukiji Fish Market, and Senso Temple
· Side Trips from Tokyo including Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nikko, Kamakura and Yokohama
· Coverage of Asakusa, Akihabara and Jimbo-cho, and Shinjuku

Planning to visit more of Japan? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Japan.


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures