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Tokyo Pocket Guide

Images Of Tokyo

It's hard to think of a city as fascinating as Tokyo. And calling it a 'city' doesn't do it justice. This is a metropolis that encompasses a collection of mini-cities, each with their own intriguing attributes. You have the bright lights of Shibuya, the eclectic people of Harajuku, the electronic gadgets of Akihabara, the hedonism of Roppongi, and the craziness of Shinjuku. This is one of the world's great cities with more to offer than most places. And while some parts may not suit everyone's taste, there isn't an area that will fail to excite you.


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In The Guide

  • After Dark The best bars in the Japanese capital.
  • Don't Miss Find out one of three times a year that you can catch sumo wrestling in the home of the sport.
  • Neighbourhood Watch In Tokyo, the neighbourhoods are the star attractions. Find out which ones are worth visiting.
  • Budget Tips How to save money in a city that is known for being expensive.

Tokyo City Reviews

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    The land of my childhood

    Was very impressive to me to recognize that the most of the things that i remember from the past comes from Japan, the nintendo stuffs, the samurais, geishas, the beautiful gardens, the old constructions... all this mixed with a deep culture that invites you to relax and enjoy the weather, the food... is an espectacle for the eyes. Definately worth it.

    Insider Tip:Do not ask for soda on a restaurant and is not allowed to eat while you are walking.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Go to Tokyo!

    The rumors of Tokyo being expensive seem a bit silly to me! With tons of free shrines to see, lots of delicious cheap eats (Udon!!! Convenience stores!!!), and so much variety, it's a steal.

    Insider Tip:Tokyo Disney. It's pure heaven on earth. Don't think of skipping it if you've been to an American Disney park. It's like passing up a 10 year old Napa Cab because you've drank Yellowtail and know what it's like. Also the Tokyo Edo Museum is fascinating and a real bargain.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Tokyo, crowded and quiet city

    There are many zones in Tokyo. Asakusa, Tawaramachi area is quite quietly, feel peace and calm while shopping zones like Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro are crowded. There are different in culture as well. whenever it rains, you can't find any joy at all places. Price is mostly expensive, you have to pay for the bottle of water or you can find cheaper meal in the market or in convenient shops. Japaneses are smoker, so you can see many Japaneses wear mask as well to protect cold, dust, and smell.

    Insider Tip:- Check the subway or train schedule; the latest is mostly at 00.00 am., some are faster than that and it's not worth to use taxi (it's costly). Then, find Karaoke place or internet cafe to sleep over night instead. - They can't speak English, mostly. But surprisingly, elders can speak English much better. - Compute the transportation cost carefully; if going out a lot, buy one day or 2-day pass; Metro is cheaper than JR - Find the cosmetics in Drug stores, depends on promotion; Daikoku is cheaper.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    So much to see and do, such little time

    Tokyo is a web of things to discover, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to see a lot (except on metro tickets, which you will need to get around). Do your research before you go, and spend time seeing as much as you can! The place is fascinating.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Safe City

    Tokyo is a shopping & sightseeing heaven! It's super safe, everyone are very helpful and friendly! language barrier is a problem so i suggest everyone to learn the basics before visiting!

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