The Monocle Travel Guide to Tokyo

Monocle travels to the Japanese capital for a comprehensive survey of the best the city has to offer. If Tokyo’s reputation is that of an imposing, neon-lit, modern city, a visit will reveal a very different side: low-rise, leafy and welcoming. For The Monocle Travel Guide to Tokyo, the Monocle team has canvassed the metropolis for places that highlight this lesser-known side.

Planning to travel to Tokyo?

Well lucky for you, Monocle has just released a travel guide of the city in collaboration with published Gestalten. Written by a bureau team in the city who have been covering the metropolis since Monocle began in 2007, the 148-page hardback aims to highlight the best spots in the city, particularly the lesser-known gems that other guides may well overlook.

“At Monocle we love a well-run city and one capital that deserves that epithet more than any other is Tokyo,” says the narrator of this video.

“With its clean streets, punctual transport, and polite service, the Japanese capital is the last word in efficiency, but its charms run so much deeper. In spite of its size, this city has warmth and cosiness.”

The Monocle Tokyo Travel Guide is available online now.

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