Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Tokyo (Eyewitness Travel Guides) Paperback – February 18, 2008


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$4.42 $0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: DK Eyewitness Travel Guides
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: DK Travel (February 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756632285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756632281
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
3
1 star
0
See all 12 customer reviews
Very informative and provides important information.
Ferdi
Best of all, the map of the subway system includes "most" (not all) lines.
Mary Margaret Schuck
My friend used this book for her trip to Tokyo & referred me this book.
H. Hsieh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Gerrit Striker on March 8, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really like the DK travel guides. But, right away I was taken aback at the cover photo. The COVER PHOTO! The central building in the shot of Shibuya crossing hasn't been in existence for nearly a decade. Does this 2008 book promise to be up to date? No. I spent twenty minutes flipping through it and noticed some errors. On Map1, page 184, they show Hotel Sunroute Akasaka as being a little south west of Shinjuku Station. Pity those who seek to find that hotel at this spot. Actually, it is Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku Hotel that is here. On page 10 Tokyo Dome is referred to as an amusement park. It is not. It is a sports stadium. Next to Tokyo Dome is, indeed, an amusement park but it is called Korakuen. How much time are families going to waste finding that amusement park while looking for or asking directions to Tokyo Dome?

Every time I pick up this book I find more egregious errors. I just noticed that the map on pages 86-87 has Mitaka in the mountains to the west of Hachioji. It is not. Mitaka is to the east of Hachioji about 20 some minutes via the Chuo Line or 23.3km.

Yesterday I noticed that DK has written on page 60 that "Kinokuniya Bookstore has one of Tokyo's best selections of foreign books." It does, but not the Kinokuniya store the arrow is pointing to. That extensive foreign book section was moved to another, newer Kinokuniya more than a decade ago. It is referred to by the Kinokuniya company as the Shinjuku South Store. The arrow is pointing at the Shinjuku Main Store. In the Directory on page 145 we are led to find it on Map1, B1 but there is no Kinokuniya listed anywhere there.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
For the most part this is a fun and informative book. As a previous reviewer noted there are some mistakes, but, honestly, I expect there to be some mistakes in just about every travel book I read. (Although a few in this book could have been easily avoided by a simple internet search.)

The color photos are wonderful, and the history section, while brief, is easy to read and knowledgable. Its a good jumping off book for planning a trip, although again you might want to compare to another travel book or the internet just to make sure you have all the facts straight.

This book definately inspires you however and most of the discriptions of locations and whatnot are accurate. Its a good addition to a collection as most travel books do not include color photos.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ramblin Man on May 17, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I used this guide for a 2 day trip to Tokyo. I found that the city is a collection of different areas, each with its own vibe and things to do. The book does a good job of telling you what those differences are. As with other Eyewitness guides, it has an excellent set of pictures, some drawings and some photos, with annotations to help you understand them. The guide for restaurants was limited, but excellent. We used it to find a terrific sushi restaurant in Shibuya--Sushi Ouichi. I kept this book for my next trip. The maps were somewhat helpful. However, Tokyo is a maze of small streets. You'll need a much better map to find something off the main streets, and even then it will be challenge. The map for the sushi restaurant showed it on the right street but the wrong block.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. Greenlaw on July 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I went to Japan for the first time last year and brought with me the DK Eyewitness Guide to Tokyo and a Lonely Planet guide for the rest of Japan. I wish I had brought my DK Japan with me instead of Lonely Planet, because it turned out that DK was about a hundred times more helpful than Lonely Planet.

The DK Guide is well-organized, with sections at the back on the intricacies of public transportation, ordering meals, and etiquette. They wisely include a map of the Tokyo subway line on the inside cover, which is very handy.

The list of attractions is thorough and generally up to date. Every traveler will have a difference of opinion on what should be emphasized, of course. For instance, I would have highlighted the wonderful store Japan Sword over the somewhat disappointing Japanese Sword Museum, but, then again, I never would have known of Japan Sword's existence were it not for this book.

Because Tokyo is so large, it can be difficult to hit everything you want to see and do on a single trip, even if you have several days there. Happily, the DK guide is organized by geographic sections of the city (West, Central, and East), so you can group together attractions in close proximity to one another as you plan your day. It's far less scattershot in its organization than other guides. Every listing includes the attraction's lettered & numbered subway stop and directions for how to find what you're looking for when you emerge from the subway. (But whatever you do, don't come to Tokyo without a decent compass! Maps along the sidewalk don't necessarily have North pointing up.) There is also plenty of information about suggested day trips from Tokyo that are easily accessible if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass before you entered the country.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?