This week I received this nice testimonial to my now-antique 2002 guidebook Just In Tokyo:
I ran across your Just in Tokyo book a number of years ago before my first trip to Tokyo. I had a 27 hour layover in Tokyo and wanted an adventure. I had little advanced notice and wasn't able to secure any type of hotel reservation before boarding the plane. Your book and very little cash was all I had.
The experience turned out amazing. In my time, I hit many of parts of town you referenced and stumbled into Shunjuku Green Plaza about 2AM and that was my home for the rest of the night. Fortunately I had no tattoos. What an amazing experience. I did everything there was to do there. I don't think anyone made eye contact with me the whole time.
I'm back in Tokyo today on business. I pulled out your book again and read it on the plane. It cracks me up.
I just thought I'd write and say thanks.
This comment from Preston Gregg who has a site called ParkeFlyer.com. Thanks Preston! It amused me to put the book together, and I'm glad it amuses you still.
Just In Tokyo is now ten years old; out of print on Amazon, but you can read more about the book here on my site and you can find a free PDF to download here. Kanpai!