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Just In Tokyo: Ten Years On

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 Thanks Preston! It amused me to put the book together, and I'm glad it amuses you still.
just in cover art by wilson kello
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!


Thanks Steve Rhodes - from @tigerbeat on Instagram
June 2012 dancing in the streets of San Francisco with Ilyse Magy, photo thanks Steve Rhodes on instagram!

Hi, I'm Justin Hall and this here is a personal web site I've used to chronicle my time on earth since 1994. The content on the front page is relatively recent; if you search through the archives, you'll find old pieces of Justin. Some folks have indexed my doings on Wikipedia.

Twitter: jah
Facebook: Justinreach

eBooks by Justin Hall

I've published books for sale, somewhere else online! Behold:

Now available for the Kindle: A Story of GameLayers. My experience being CEO of a tech company, 2007-2009:

"A tell-all story of a startup from the very beginning, with lots of info about real-world fundraising. A more intimate look than you'll find in other business reads." says Irene Polnyi in a 5-star review on

A Story of GameLayers, for the Amazon Kindle.