Tokyo Stroll: A Guide to City Sidetracks and Easy Explorations

No. Pages: 496
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8"
Format: Paperback
Price: $19.95/ $25.95 CAN
ISBN: 9781611720587
Release Date: 08/11/2020


Tokyo Stroll is for travelers who want to walk and wander the streets and discover the city as it unfolds before their eyes. Select neighborhoods are profiled with detailed maps identifying locations and landmarks of interest. There is no “start at point A and go to point B” prescribed route. Instead readers are encouraged to wander as whimsy takes them. Food, shopping, and sights at every turn are provided with descriptions and over 150 maps to aid discovery. Also included are detailed notes on etiquette, money, and travel to make your trip to Tokyo as smooth as possible. Look no further, the ultimate guide to enjoying everything from popular destinations to the hidden gems of Tokyo is here.

Tokyo Vice author Jake Adelstein, says in his Foreword: “If you want to know how it feels to live in an old neighborhood, dine on delights not yet splattered all over Instagram, see wonders hidden in narrow alleys, and know the meaning of the mystical monuments and statues in back alley shrines and temples, then this is the book for you. It’s so much more than a guidebook; it’s a Japanese history lesson, a conversation, an invitation to explore areas of the city you had no idea existed and rediscover parts of city you thought you knew.”


About the author

Gilles Poitras has produced three books on anime: Anime Companion (vols 1 & 2) and Anime Essentials. He has written for magazines including NewType USA and Otaku USA and served as a member of the senior board of Mechademia. He has made presentations at Japan-US friendship groups, public libraries, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, conventions, and workshops for librarians, has introduced films at the Smithsonian, and has taught a course on anime for Pixar staff. He resides in Oakland, California.