Tokyo Precincts is a curated guide to the citys best shops, eateries, bars and other must-see hangouts, for those looking to delve into the heart of the culture of this fascinating city.
It's clear to see why Tokyo is a source of fascination for travellers. Streets of towering neon that never sleep hide warren-like alleys filled with lanterns, vending machines and tiny bars where businessmen drink the latest seasonal beers. Tokyo is a collection of precincts, each with its own personality. Go shopping mad in Shinjuku, tap into Tokyo's youth culture in Harajuku and Shibuya, go vintage shopping in Koenji, check out the latest gadgets in Akihabara or step back in time in old-world Asakusa. The book is divided into 19 precincts, with a chapter covering each, featuring the very best of Tokyo's shopping, eating and drinking experiences. Interviews with creative Tokyoites also highlight favourite haunts, and additional information at the front and back offers expert travel tips. Precinct maps make this a handy guidebook, while the hardback cover creates a beautiful keepsake.
Steve Wide is a passionate writer and DJ, who hosts a breakfast radio show.He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
A sumptiously packaged guide offering helpful, must-know advice and information with an artistic slant, providing an insight into the stylish and creative side of Tokyo.