TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • An Introduction to Tokyo 1
  • Tokyo in Focus 3
  • A Brief History of Tokyo 6
  • Chapter One: Tokyo’s Culture and People 11
  • Tokyo in Focus 12
  • Languages in Tokyo, Japan 17
  • The Japanese People 20
  • Chapter Two: Travel Essentials 23
  • Japan Visa and Passport Requirements 25
  • Seasons in Tokyo 27
  • Chapter Three: Getting In and Around 31
  • Tokyo 31
  • Transportation 35
  • Chapter Four: Budget-Friendly Hotels and Accommodations in Tokyo 39
  • Richmond Hotel Asakusa – Best location 46
  • The Andon Ryokan 48
  • Hotel Fukudaya 50
  • Tokyo Green Hotel Korakuen 52
  • Chiyoda Inn 54
  • Coco Grand Kitasenju 57
  • Chapter Five: Dining in the City Metropolis 59
  • Ginza Kyubey 61
  • Kanda 63
  • Ginza Kojyu 65
  • Ivy Place 71
  • Sukiyabashi Jiro 72
  • Higashiyama 74
  • Takazawa 76
  • Sushi Saito 78
  • Some Tips When Dining in Japan 80
  • Chapter Six: Shopping in Tokyo 83
  • Shibuya Shopping District 85
  • Ginza 88
  • Kōenji 91
  • Asakusa 94
  • Akihabara 99
  • Shinjuku 102
  • Chapter Seven: Tourist Spots in Tokyo 105
  • Tokyo Disneyland 106
  • Tokyo Sea Life Park 108
  • The Imperial Palace 110
  • Tokyo National Museum 112
  • Tokyo National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 114
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 116
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 118
  • Tokyo Tower 119
  • Ghilbi Museum 121
  • Tsukiji Market 123
  • Chapter Eight: Tokyo Shrines and Temples 125
  • Meiji-Jingu Shrine 127
  • Tennoji Temple 129
  • Yasukuni Shrine 130
  • Koganji Temple 132
  • Akagi Shrine 133
  • Nezu Shrine 134
  • Yushima Seido Temple 136
  • Narita-san Fukagawa Fudo-Do Temple 138
  • Yushima Tenjin Shrine 140
  • Chapter Nine: Nightlife in Tokyo 143
  • Bar High Five 146
  • AgeHa 149
  • Mandarin Bar 151
  • Ben Fiddich 153
  • Meishu Center Tokyo-Sake Tasting Bar 156
  • Gaspanic 159
  • Chapter Ten: 161
  • Last Minute Traveller Tips 161
  • Important Guidelines 163
  • Mingle and Mix 164
  • Heads Up! 165
  • Worth the Visit! 167
  • PHOTO REFERENCES 173
  • REFERENCES 185

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