Tokyo New City Guide

Tokyo New City Guide

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The Tokyo New City Guide goes far beyond the well-worn tourist itineraries and deep into the complex, highly contrasted heart of one of the world's largest and most exciting cities. This lively, up-to-the-minute city guide covers modern Tokyo like no other. Here's where you will find the ideal balance between the still-extant traditional Japan with its temples, way of life, arts and crafts, kimono, festivals, customs and cuisine and the crowded futuristic technopolis of electronics, high fashion, contemporary art and architecture, and gastronomic experiences from the four corners of the globe. Bewildering at times, the coexistence of such contrasts is precisely what makes Tokyo tick. More than just a perfunctory guide, this is a handbook for life in contemporary Tokyo. The style is informative, absorbing and witty and, where due, refreshingly frank and critical. Bursting at the seams with information, it is not only invaluable for the short term visitor or the newcomer, but likely to send even the most jaded long-term residents off to explore some new horizons of their many-faceted adopted home.The distribution system is now so advanced that products are almost simultaneously introduced in both domestic and overseas markets. Some products are manufactured solely for domestic use, but since voltage in Japan is different, you should buy only export models of any sophisticated ... [M-7] PIONEER SHOWROOManbsp;...

Title:Tokyo New City Guide
Author:Mayumi Barakan, Judith Greer
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2012-07-17


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