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Frommer's Tokyo (Frommer's Complete Guides) Paperback – May 24, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 747)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 11 edition (May 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470537647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470537640
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Tokyo is whirlwind of traffic and people, a fast-paced gateway to the 21st century. Its one of the worlds great cities, but it can be overwhelming for travelers. Frommers makes it easy for readers to find their way and discover the best of Tokyo, from business hotels to traditional Japanese inns, from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from tranquil gardens and temples to the incredible swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi. With step-by-step directions, exact prices, detailed neighborhood maps, practical logistical advice, and a Japanese character guide, this latest edition of Frommers Tokyo puts Japans premier city at your fingertips. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Visit Tokyo's oldest temple, Sensoji, to request the favors of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. See chapter 7.

  • Detailed maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sharp on May 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
I got the 7th edition of this book and I thought it was great! I lived in Tokyo for over 7 months and I used the book all the time to get around! I would map out my destination on the subway map and follow it all the way there and back! The directions that I got for each walking tour were great...minus one little spot, the Yanaka walking tour was nice until the last stop. But other than that I thought the directions were spot on giving which exit to leave the subway and giving prices for everything. The book is kind of thick for daytime travel but all the info was great. One of the bars that I frequented, the owner saw I had pulled out the book told me of the woman who came in to verify the info. I loved it and am so glad I got it! I'm sure to take it back with me when I go back in a few months.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "ebettina" on June 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
With straight-forward descriptions and commentary (typical ofFrommer's guides), this is a very comprehensive guide to Tokyo. I'vespent the past 6 weeks living and working in Tokyo, using this book to guide my weekend adventures. The places/attractions, etc. I've visited--based on Frommer's Tokyo suggestions--have even impressed coworkers (Tokyo natives). Two drawbacks: The maps are a bit lacking and the "walking tour" directions are a bit confusing, even for those who are not directionally-challenged. Note: I also purchased the Frommer's Japan guide and after comparing its Tokyo section to the Frommer's Tokyo guide, I realized that the Japan guide is equally comprehensive. END
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn L. Daniels on February 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
My daughter and I used the 9th Edition of Frommer's Tokyo on our recent trip to Japan. We found it to be well written, easy to use with very down to earth suggestions. Since neither of us had any prior knowledge of Tokyo, it was invaluable. We had a most enjoyable week, but we wouldn't have had so many wonderful experiences without this guide.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By alliesnowflakes12 on May 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm usually a big fan of Frommer's guidebook style, except this once, I actually wished I got the Lonely Planet's. In this edition places of interest were arranged under categories of museums, shopping, sports etc, which is normal but I wish they'd have it arrange under different areas/ neighborhoods too. For example, if I'm in a certain area, I'd want to visit all of everything that's within that area to avoid traveling back and forth. Another thing is, when it gave the subway stops to places of interest, it fails to mention which subway LINE which can be confusing because Tokyo has so many different subway companies.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mini S. Williams on June 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
Just went to Tokyo and took this book with me. The few places they reccommend that I went to were just ok. I suggest getting a book for all of Japan as this book only covers Tokyo and there were several places or Kui in "Tokyo" that I went to that weren't even covered in the book, that were very interesting!

Japan is a great place to Visit!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
Though I don't have my copy in front of me to verify, I seem to recall that the book actually lists the Kanji for the names of hard to find restaurants in the back section, making it easy to find restaurants without English names. I just thought I'd throw that out there so nobody was misled by the other review.
I do agree that there is a decided lack of maps. I was able to find my way through the city but not without taking a few wrong turns. Still, I liked asking for directions. It will give you a chance to practice your Japanese.
Frommer's: Japan IS just as comprehensive as Frommer's: Tokyo though. There's really no need to buy this book unless you're going to be spending the entirety of your trip in the capital. If you are going to Japan for anything other than business, please go someplace like Kyoto or even just a quick trip to Hakone. You won't regret it.
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More About the Author

Beth Reiber's career as a freelance travel writer has spanned more than three decades and has included four years living in Germany and three years in Japan. Over the years she has written more than a half-dozen guide books, two travel apps (Hong Kong Explorations and Branson and Beyond Traveler) and many articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online. Since 2009 she has been a VISIT JAPAN Ambassador, an honorary title awarded by the Japanese government for her contributions in fostering tourism in Japan, and in 2011 she won the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for fiction. She resides in Lawrence KS in an 1890s house that keeps her plenty busy and enjoys hanging out with friends and family, gardening, and keeping peace between her dog, cat and chickens. Everyone always asks her what's the favorite place she's been to, to which she always replies, "The place I haven't been to yet."

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