Tokyo is dynamic, exciting and resolutely individual - a mesmerising and unrivalled parade of design, fashion, architecture, high cultural experiences and the best pop culture in the world. Part travel guide, part cultural exploration, all inspiration - this visually show-stoppin... read full description below.
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Visiting Tokyo, whether for the first, second or hundredth time, is a life-changing experience. As a city, it's dynamic, exciting and resolutely individual - a mesmerising and unrivalled parade of fashion, design, architecture, the highest of high culture and the best pop culture in the world. It's also a city of fascinating contrasts; whether you're standing in the middle of the Shibuya Scramble, a blur of pedestrians rushing past you, or standing before a small shrine, quiet and contemplative, you will feel the intensity of this very special city. This visually stunning travel guide is a celebration of contemporary Tokyo. It's a tightly curated list of must-see places and experiences as well as the authors' tried-and-tested favourites. It's for people who want to get an up close and personal look at the real Tokyo - the hidden finds, the architectural marvels, where to go to get into the thick of it and where to go to escape the madness. Find out about: * Traditional culture, customs and clothing * Tokyo by area: a look at the precincts of Tokyo * Architecture and history of different precincts * Creative culture: a look at art and design, spaces and places * Pop culture * Food and drink: including an insiders' guide to ramen * Gardens and exploring on foot
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Steve Wide is a writer and DJ. He has interviewed countless UK music artists and is the author of six books on music, travel and pop culture. Michelle Mackintosh is a multi-award-winning book designer and illustrator and has designed dozens of books on a wide range of topics. Steve and Michelle are huge Japanophiles and spend around three months of the year in Tokyo.They have written three books on Japanese culture: Tokyo Precincts (2015), Kyoto Pocket Precincts (2017) and Onsen of Japan (2018).