Tokyo: Capital of Cool

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/16/2015
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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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.

Author Biography

Rob Goss, an award-winning writer based in Tokyo, has written for many magazines such as Time and National Geographic Traveler. He's also contributed to Japan for Rough Guides, Fodor's, Insight Guides, and National Geographic. His recent guidebook, Tuttle Travel Pack Japan, received a Gold Prize in the 2013 American Travel Journalist Association Awards. Follow him at tokyofreelance.com.

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