Tokyo is a vast metropolis that can confound and delight with its complexity. With everything from fabulous shrines, historic temples, and traditional gardens to cutting-edge modern fashion boutiques, karaoke bars, ramen shops, and sushi dens, it would take a lifetime to fully explore and experience this city. Fodor's Tokyo is the guidebook that will help make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime.
Expanded Coverage: This editionincludes new hotel and restaurant reviews for Tokyo's many neighborhoods.
Illustrated Features: An illustrated history of Japan gives highlights from ancient times to modern, while a colorful Shopping feature focuses on what to buy and where to find it, with tips on how to make sense of some of the more intriguing and outrageous Tokyo trends. A spectacular feature on Mt. Fuji provides inspiration both practical and artistic, and offers invaluable help for planning a climb.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with color maps, an easy-to-access "Dining and Lodging" atlas, and "Best Bets" for restaurants and hotels makes planning a trip easy. A hotel neighborhood chart makes choosing where to stay easy.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Tokyo offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.