Tokyo is a city like no other, a buzzing metropolis where the crazy, cute, chic and traditional all flourish in the city's broad thoroughfares and narrow lanes. Tokyo Pocket Precincts is crammed with all the tips you'll need to shop, eat, drink and explore this truly surprising city. From the neon lights of Shibuya through fashion-forward Harajuku and beyond, this curated guide covers all the major areas, taking you to the best Ramen hotspots, vintage shops, backstreet bars and classic coffee houses sprinkled throughout the city. Maps are included to help you navigate the city streets and attractions. And for those who want to explore a bit further, you'll find recommended field trips to nearby destinations Nikko, Hakone, Mount Takao and Kamakura.
Slip this guide into your pocket and head off on an adventure to experience the very best of Tokyo.
Series: Pocket Precincts
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 1 Apr 2019
Publisher: Explore Australia
Publication City, Country: South Yarra, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 18.2(H) x 13(L)
Weight (gm): 290
Author BiographySteve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh spend around three months of the year in Japan. They immerse themselves in the cities and culture, visiting galleries, going to gigs, tiny hole-in-the-wall eateries, vintage markets and parks and gardens. They love the food, the people, the vibrancy and the way Tokyo is constantly evolving yet keeps a traditional heart.
Steve Wide is a writer and DJ. His long running British Music radio show Far & Wide has seen him interview countless musicians. He has DJ-ed and run clubs, toured with Primal Scream and The Stone Roses, has a Masters in creative writing and has written reviews for Monocle Books. He also writes a series of books on pop culture called A-Z including Bowie, Prince, Warhol and Grace Jones.
Michelle Mackintosh is an award-winning book designer, writer and illustrator. She has designed over 100 books ranging from cooking and craft to city guides, diaries, gardening and decorating. She has written two books on analogue correspondence Snail Mail (2015) and Care Packages (2016). She has a wrapping paper range sold in Japan.
This is their fifth book on Japan following Tokyo Precincts (2015), Kyoto Pocket Precincts (2016), Onsen of Japan (2018) and Tokyo (2018). Their Japan books have won a design award and their books have been translated into five languages.