Most of Tokyo is comprised of impossibly narrow alleys twisting around in nothing resembling a grid. For a foreigner, this can either be intimidating or enticing. Fortunately, Tokyo feels like the safest city of it's size in the world, so you can feel fairly free to wander.
Long-time Tokyo resident Donald Richie has written an excellent book on Tokyo; containing many pearls of wisdom, such as: "Shinjuku at night is New Year's eve anywhere else."
Tokyo is cris-crossed by a sprawling network of subway and rail stations.
- Cheap love, fast foreigners, bad vibes.
- The world capital of consumer electronics.
- An old Tokyo town of Love Hotels.
- Shitamachi is old Tokyo, a broad part of eastern Tokyo.
- Watching cherry blossom trees bloom with friends
- More sea creatures for sale in a single place
- Yasukuni Jinjya
- Controversial Shinto shrine to honor Japanese war dead
Tokyo Links (October 2001)
Sponsored by Nokia, TokyoQ takes a broad look at culture and goings-on around Tokyo.
Sponsored by Casio, Tokyo Watch gives a good overview of a few of the high profile neighborhoods in this town.
Tome Out: Tokyo has good culture listings and background information.
RealTokyo in English and Japanese, keeps up with state of the art culture.
Just In Tokyo (2002)
In 2002 I put together a guidebook to this city Just In Tokyo - now available as a free PDF on the web.
justin's links by justin hall: contact