Tokyo: Capital of Cool (Hardback)Rob Goss (author)
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Take a photo tour of Japan's capital of cool with this alternative Tokyo guidebook!
From the chic streets of Omotesando to the Tosho-gu shrine complex in Nikko, built to consecrate the Edo-era shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, award-winning author Rob Goss takes readers through the patchwork of varied districts and sights that make up Tokyo and its neighboring towns.Tokyo: Capital of Cool delves into Tokyo's defining traits including the city's Edo-era roots; its thirst to both modernize and yet retain its traditions; its culinary heritage; and the impact of its vibrant youth.
You'll be amazed at the vivid photographs and the in-depth language that goes far beyond the boundaries of a normal guidebook in offering insights into one of the world's greatest cities. In Tokyo: Capital of Cool, you'll discover ideas and inspiration for places to visit, a window onto this unique location, and a deeper understanding of its people and Japanese culture.
Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 18 mm
"Definitely highly recommended to all who are interested in Tokyo or would-be travelers." --Parka Blogs
"This book is definitely on point with the introduction and descriptions of each location and if you would like to dive deeper and experience it, you just have to visit Tokyo!" --Jay-han.com blog
"This book is perfect for anyone living in Tokyo, planning a visit, or just interested in Japan in general (and especially Tokyo, in particular)!" --Tokyo5 blog
"When it comes to illustrating the cool modern side of Tokyo, everything from Shibuya and Roppongi to Ginza and Omotesando is included, with colourful images of not just the architecture but also the people and fashion. I think it's the images of people that really make me love this book--after all, it's the people that make a city what it is." --Haiku Girl blog
"It's not the usual travel guidebook, but Tokyo: Capital of Cool does offer plenty of authentic ways to experience Tokyo's neighborhoods, culture and trends. The hardcover from Tuttle Publishing by Rob Goss is richly illustrated with photos of places and phenomena organized geographically by district as well as by topics like architecture, food and festivals." --Associated Press
"Rob Goss's vivid and engaging Tokyo: Capital of Cool is a kaleidoscopic treatise on what it means for that great Asian capital to be considered Cool. Bursts of colorful narrative and imagery display the varied districts of the teeming city and convey the truth of the volume's jacket copy: 'Tokyo is a multifaceted city of mesmerizing and often bewildering contrasts and contradictions.'" --The Examiner
"The question is, would I recommend this for someone interested in Tokyo, particularly someone who's never been there? Yes, I would. The book contains a great introduction to the city, the culture, the neighborhoods within it that really appeal to travelers (Roppongi, Shibuya, Ueno and so on), and also has a final section on the surrounding areas, like Hakone and Yokohama" --Japan Reference blog
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