Tokyo Style Guide is an indispensable companion for those looking for a unique insight into the city of Tokyo. While Tokyo pulsates like no other city, its true heart can be easily overlooked. It is found where the locals live, wander, shop, are entertained, eat and drink.
Tokyo Style Guide offers style-savvy visitors a starting point for exploration – what to wear and when to go – as well as a unique insight into Japan’s culture and aesthetic. Fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet ahead of the Olympics in 2020, Tokyo is an exhilarating and inspiring city to visit.
Home to 13 million people, the city is vast and complex, so having a well-considered travel plan is essential. Tokyo Style Guide offers travellers an introduction to a selection of the most intriguing and stylish Tokyo neighbourhoods and the best of what they have to offer.
Author and Japanophile Jane Lawson suggests a loose itinerary (with accompanying map) for ten neighbourhood walks. Wake up in the Tokyo Station Hotel conveniently located above the city’s century old main station in Maranouchi; head to Shibuya to visit the Meiji Jingu shrine before joining the crowds in Harajuku; pick up a pair of exquisitely handmade Japanese jeans from Momotaro Jeans in the wealthy neighbourhood of Aoyama; get your palm read by a psychic in Sencha café before exploring the eclectic mix of pop-up stalls selling antiques and furniture in Shimokitazawa; finish your day by experiencing a zen like traditional dinner at Tempura Motoyoshi in Akasaka.
Tokyo Style Guide is full of ideas for places where you can catch your breath, relax, be inspired, eat and sleep, as well as practical tips to help you make the most of your visit.