By Lonely Planet, Rebecca Milner

Lonely Planet: The world's major shuttle advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the main suitable, updated suggestion on what to determine and pass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. surprise on the artistry of a Kabuki functionality, sing karaoke amid the neon lighting fixtures of Shinjuku, or deal with your self to a few of the world's hottest sushi; all along with your relied on trip spouse. Get to the center of Tokyo and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet Tokyo trip Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and pictures all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like an area, heading off crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web pages, transit suggestions, costs
  • Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, dozing, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gem stones that almost all guidebooks leave out
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra worthwhile trip adventure - together with customs, heritage, paintings, literature, model, tune, structure, politics, nutrition, drink, and more
  • Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 37 color maps
  • Covers Iidabashi, Shinjuku, Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa, Sumida River, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya, Roppongi, Ginza, Tsukiji, Ebisu, Meguro, Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Tokyo, our such a lot entire consultant to Tokyo, is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for simply the highlights of Tokyo? try out Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized consultant eager about the can't-miss points of interest for a fast journey.
  • Looking for extra broad insurance? try out Lonely Planet's Japan guide for a accomplished examine all of the state has to provide.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top commute media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a committed traveler group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious visitors to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations during which they locate themselves.

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Watch out stay away from sunakku (snack bars), affordable hostess bars that cost hefty sums, and kyabakura (cabaret clubs), exorbitant hostess golf equipment which are usually fronts for prostitution. those are centred in Shinjuku’s Kabukichō and Roppongi. web content ABeer in Japan (http://beerinjapan. com/bij) The microbrewery scene. ANonjatta (http://nonjatta. blogspot. com) complete resource on eastern whisky. ASake-world. com (http://sake-world. com) web site of best non-Japanese sake authority John Gauntner. A25Cafes. com (www. 25cafes. com) reports smoke-free cafes throughout Tokyo. ATokyo Cheapo (http://tokyocheapo. com) the place to drink if you are brief on money. What to Drink Sake & Shōchū Japan’s nationwide beverage is sake, aka nihonshū (酒 or 日本酒). made up of rice it is available in a wide selection of grades, flavours and areas of foundation. in response to own choice, sake will be served sizzling (atsu-kan), yet top class ones are often served good chilled (reishu) in a small jug (tokkuri) and poured into tiny cups often called o-choko or sakazuki. extra well known than sake, the transparent spirit shōchū (焼酎) is made up of various uncooked fabrics together with potato and barley. as a result of its efficiency (alcohol content material of round 30%) shōchū is mostly served diluted with sizzling water (oyu-wari) or in a chūhai cocktail with delicate beverages or tea. Beer Biiru (beer; ビール) is through a ways Japan's favorite tipple. Lager reigns excellent, even though numerous breweries additionally provide darker beers. the most important breweries – Kirin, Asahi, Sapporo and Suntory – were joined via an increasing number of microbreweries who typically produce a much enhanced product when it comes to style. In bars you could order both nama biiru (draught beer) or bottled beer in lots of types. Hoppy, an inexpensive, low-alcohol mixture of carbonated malt and hops that debuted in 1948, can be discovered at the menus of a few unfashionable izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery) and bars. Whisky Japan produces the various most interesting whiskies on the earth and Tokyo now has increasingly more devoted whisky and scotch bars the place guests can pattern the easiest of the most important makers Suntory and Nikka, in addition to items from a number of different lively single-malt distilleries in Japan and in a foreign country. espresso & Tea Tokyo has lots of cafes the place passionate baristas coax the easiest from roasted espresso beans. it is the different types of neighborhood tea that you could be now not be so accustomed to. eco-friendly tea is the main regularly served the following. Matcha, the powdered type of the leaf, positive aspects within the conventional tea rite and has a excessive caffeine kick. Sencha is medium-grade eco-friendly tea, whereas o-cha and the brownish bancha is the usual stuff. you can even come upon mugicha (roasted barley tea). Lonely Planet’s best offerings Golden Gai (ゴールデン街 MAP GOOGLE MAP ; dJR Yamanote Line to Shinjuku, east go out) go back and forth again in time and wander this postwar maze of intimate bars. Popeye Get very merry operating your approach throughout the so much beers on faucet in Tokyo. those Cuddle up over a cocktail in a corner of this library-like bar in Nishi-Azabu. Kagaya enjoyable and video games in an izakaya with the incomparable Mark-san.

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