Lost Guides - Tokyo & Beyond: A Unique, Stylish and Offbeat Travel Guide to Tokyo and Places Easily Reached from the City by Anna ChittendenLost Guides - Tokyo & Beyond is a travel guide book that aims to help even the most seasoned of traveler to unlock the mystery and magic of Japan. Starting with the capital city Tokyo, the book shows the reader where the best neighborhoods are to feel like a local, with recommendations on affordable sushi spots to cool coffee stands, flea market selling vintage kimonos to secret open-air sentos to bath in after a long day. A quick hop on the shinkansen bullet train whisks travelers away to polar opposite scenes. Try skiing in Hakuba, or onsen hopping in Hakone. Explore the rich heritage of Kyoto, or stay in a monastery in Mount Koya. Fall in love with Mount Fuji before heading back to the city for late night karaoke. Designed to be practical and useful as well as beautiful, this book is organised into neighborhoods, with maps and original photography to give the reader all the information that they need to plan the perfect trip to Tokyo.
Tokyo's Hidden Spots - Tokyo For Non-Tourist Eyes Only
Never Ending Voyage
Tokyo can not ever get boring—it has a plethora of bucket list worthy things to do and attractions to visit. And I found out exactly what all the buttons on the Japanese toilet do enjoying some outcomes much more than others. There are not many places that would provide such peculiar and cool forms of entertainment, but Tokyo is a city of many colorful facets; a mix of avant-garde and traditional. It is a town where the illuminated skyscrapers cohabitate with historic temples, unusual anime shops and cherry blossom lined streets. Tokyo is a paradise for Vinyl Lovers! They have more record shops than any other city in the world with new collections brought in every month.
1. Meet (and eat) Totoro
Omotesando Koffee is tucked away in an inconspicuous traditional wooden townhouse, complete with shrubbery and quaint wooden benches just outside the door. Inside, the house is empty but for lone barista and owner Eichii Kunitomo standing behind a wooden counter with his La Cimbali coffee machine, armed with a variety of baked snacks. The charming fusion of modern and traditional aesthetics make Omotesando Koffee a unique spot for a good chat and great coffee. Hanayashiki might not be highest on the list of must-see attractions, but its campy charm makes it worth the visit, especially for theme park enthusiasts and history buffs. The morbidly curious among us might find themselves drawn to the oddities on display at the Meguro Parasitological Museum. The only one of its kind in the world, this tiny museum and research facility was founded and houses over 60, specimens, of which are displayed to the public. The exhibits range from the fascinating to the grotesque as informational posters give way to photographs and jars filled with samples.