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ARCHITECTURE • SHOPS TEMPLES • THEATER RESTAURANTS • FESTIVALS MUSEUMS • MARTIAL ARTS HOTELS • NIGHTLIFE • PARKS THE GUIDES THAT SHOW YOU WHAT OTHERS ONLY TELL YOU
CONTENTS HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE 6 MANAGING EDITOR Aruna Ghose EDITORIAL MANAGER Joseph Mathai DESIGN MANAGER Priyanka Thakur PROJECT EDITOR Arundhti Bhanot PROJECT DESIGNER Rajnish Kashyap DESIGNER Anchal Kaushal SENIOR CARTOGRAPHIC MANAGER Uma Bhattacharya CARTOGRAPHER Alok Pathak SENIOR DTP DESIGNER Vinod Harish SENIOR PICTURE RESEARCHER Taiyaba Khatoon PICTURE RESEARCHER Sumita Khatwani MAIN CONTRIBUTORS
Jon Burbank, Emi Kazuko, Stephen Mansfield, Robbie Swinnerton PHOTOGRAPHER
Great Buddha statue at Kamakura
Richard Bonson, Gary Cross, Richard Draper, Paul Guest, Claire Littlejohn, Maltings Partnership, Mel Pickering, John Woodcock Reproduced in Singapore by Colourscan Printed and bound by L.Rex Printing Co. Ltd First American Edition, 2008 10 11 12 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 Reprinted with revisions 2010
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INTRODUCING TOKYO FOUR GREAT DAYS IN TOKYO 10 PUTTING TOKYO ON THE MAP 12 THE HISTORY OF JAPAN 20 TOKYO THROUGH THE YEAR 28
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Front cover main image: Shibuya crossing, Western Tokyo
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Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL, Great Britain, or email: [email protected]. Cherry trees in full bloom, Tokyo
Post-modernist masterpiece, Glass Hall, Tokyo International Forum
TOKYO AREA BY AREA TOKYO AT A GLANCE 34
TRAVELERS’ NEEDS WHERE TO STAY 106 WHERE TO EAT 118 SHOPPING IN TOKYO 142 ENTERTAINMENT IN TOKYO 150 The expansive Yokohama Bay Bridge, Central Honshu
CENTRAL TOKYO 36
FARTHER AFIELD 70 THREE GUIDED WALKS 78 BEYOND TOKYO 84
A typical selection of Japanese food in a bento box
SURVIVAL GUIDE PRACTICAL INFORMATION 160
1825 print by Hokusai depicting the stages of woodblock printing
TRAVEL INFORMATION 172
NORTHERN TOKYO 46
STREET FINDER 180
WESTERN TOKYO 58 Imperial figure at Yomeimon Gate, Tosho-gu Shrine, Nikko
GENERAL INDEX 190 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 202 PHRASE BOOK 204
Toshu-go Shrine, Nikko
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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
his guide helps you to get the most from your visit to Tokyo. It provides detailed practical information and expert recommendations. Introducing Tokyo maps the city and the region, sets it in its historical context, and guides you through the succession of significant cultural events. Tokyo Area By Area is the main sightseeing section, giving detailed information on all the major sights, with photographs, illustrations, and
detailed maps. Farther Afield looks at major sights of interest outside the city center, and Beyond Tokyo explores other places to visit within easy reach of the city. Carefully researched suggestions for restaurants, hotels, and shopping are found in the Travelers’ Needs section of the book, while the Survival Guide contains useful advice on everything from changing money to traveling on the extensive Tokyo subway network.
TOKYO The center of Tokyo has been divided into three sightseeing areas, each with its own chapter, color-coded for easy reference. Every chapter opens with an introduction to the part of Tokyo it covers, as well as an Area Map. This is followed by a Street-by-Street map illustrating the heart of the area.
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