Lonely Planet Tokyo (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Rebecca Milner

Lonely Planet: The world's major trip consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the main correct, updated suggestion on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look forward to you. surprise on the artistry of a Kabuki functionality, sing karaoke amid the neon lighting fixtures of Shinjuku, or deal with your self to a few of the world's most up to date sushi; all along with your relied on commute better half. Get to the center of Tokyo and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet Tokyo commute Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and pictures all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting time and cash and get round like an area, averting crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, mobilephone numbers, web content, transit counsel, costs
  • Honest studies for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks omit
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra worthwhile shuttle adventure - together with customs, background, artwork, literature, model, tune, structure, politics, nutrition, drink, and more
  • Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 37 color maps
  • Covers Iidabashi, Shinjuku, Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa, Sumida River, Marunouchi, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya, Roppongi, Ginza, Tsukiji, Ebisu, Meguro, Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, and extra

The ideal selection: Lonely Planet Tokyo, our such a lot accomplished consultant to Tokyo, is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for simply the highlights of Tokyo? try out Pocket Tokyo, a handy-sized advisor interested by the can't-miss points of interest for a fast journey.
  • Looking for extra vast assurance? try out Lonely Planet's Japan guide for a finished examine the entire state has to provide.

Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's top trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted traveler group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious travelers to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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The road ends on the small temple Taishakuten (帝釈天), which boasts beautiful wooden carvings. close by is Tokyo's purely final human-powered ferry Yagiri no Watashi (矢切の渡し one-way adult/child ¥200/100; h9. 30am-4. 30pm day-by-day Apr-Nov, Sat & sunlight in basic terms Dec-Mar), which has plied the Edo-gawa because the Edo interval. to arrive Shibamata, take the Keisei line from Oshiage and move at Keisei-Takasago to the Keisei Kanamachi line (¥185, approximately 20 minutes). Taishakuten-sandō starts approximately 100m from the station. 1Ryōgoku Edo-Tokyo MuseumMUSEUM (江戸東京博物館 MAP GOOGLE MAP ; %3626-9974; www. edo-tokyo-museum. or. jp; 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku; adult/child ¥600/free; h9. 30am-5. 30pm Tue-Sun, to 7. 30pm Sat; dJR Sōbu line to Ryōgoku, west go out) This background museum does an outstanding activity laying out Tokyo's amazing transformation from feudal urban to trendy capital, via urban versions, miniatures of actual structures, reproductions of previous maps and ukiyo-e (woodblock prints). do not omit the life-sized reproduction of the unique Nihombashi. there's English signage all through and there is additionally a loose audio advisor on hand (¥1000 deposit). Sumo MuseumMUSEUM (相撲博物館 MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www. sumo. or. jp/sumo_museum; 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku; h10am-4. 30pm Mon-Fri; dJR Sōbu line to Ryōgoku, west exit)F at the flooring flooring of Ryōgoku Kokugikan Stadium, this small museum screens the images of the entire prior yokozuna (top-ranking sumo wrestlers), or when you lived ahead of the period of images, ukiyo-e. in the course of sumo tournaments, the museum is just open to price ticket holders; in a different way it truly is loose to go into. useful TIP ASAKUSA vacationer info heart The roof terrace of the Asakusa tradition vacationer info heart has remarkable perspectives of Tokyo Sky Tree. unfastened guided excursions of Asakusa go away from right here on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1. 15pm. 1Kiyosumi & Fukagawa Museum of latest paintings, Tokyo (MOT)MUSEUM (東京都現代美術館 MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www. mot-art-museum. jp; 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Kōtō-ku; adult/child ¥500/free; h10am-6pm Tue-Sun; bŌedo line to Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, go out B2) For a primer within the significant activities of post-WWII jap paintings, a trip to the everlasting assortment gallery the following may still do the trick. transitority exhibitions, on altering matters (including style, structure and layout) rate additional. The building’s stone, metal and wooden structure via Yanagisawa Takahiko is a piece of artwork in its personal correct. The museum is at the fringe of Kiba-kōen, a well-signposted 10-minute stroll from the subway station. Kiyosumi-teienGARDENS (清澄庭園 MAP GOOGLE MAP ; http://teien. tokyo-park. or. jp/en/kiyosumi/index. html; 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Kōtō-ku; adult/child ¥150/free; h9am-5pm; bŌedo line to Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, go out A3) certainly one of Tokyo's so much picturesque retreats, Kiyosumi-teien began in 1721 because the villa of a daimyō (domain lord; neighborhood lord lower than the shōguns). After the villa was once destroyed within the 1923 earthquake, Iwasaki Yatarō, founding father of the Mitsubishi company, bought the valuables. He used corporation ships to move prize stones the following from all over the place Japan, that are set round a pond ringed with eastern black pine, hydrangeas and Taiwanese cherry bushes.

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