- ペーパーバック: 216ページ
- 出版社: Lonely Planet; Pck版 (2007/09)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1740595580
- ISBN-13: 978-1740595582
- 発売日： 2007/09
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 15.3 x 10.8 x 1.2 cm
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Lonely Planet Encounter Tokyo (Lonely Planet Guides) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/9
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This is a fun, off-beat take on the world's most efficient and bemusing city. It includes all the best-loved highlights plus plenty of hidden treasures, like the artists' hangout Shimo-Kitazawa and Kichijoji (the 'Hidden Alleys'). It has expanded selection of cosy ryokan (traditional Japanese inns). It offers canny tips for saving money in the most expensive city on the planet.
Sherman's Travel, April 2007'...Encounter guides...discreet in size, but generous enough on page count to provide a fuller city experience minus the hefty guidebook load.'
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Another reviewer mentioned needing a magnifying glass to read, but I can read it fine and so can my husband -- we're twenty-somethings and he wears glasses -- so I think that if you have grandchildren or existing eyesight problems then yes, it might be an issue.
For me, the bright colors behind the text were no problem. I love how colorful everything is -- EVERY page is in color. Great photos and summaries of the top "must do" attractions.
The descriptions are short to keep the size of the book down, but they list all essential info: name in english AND hiragana/kanji/katakana (really handy!), address, hours of operation, admission fees (if applicable), a URL if they have one and what train to take to what stop and even what exit to use from the station. AWESOME.
The only blemish on this otherwise amazing book is the foldout map. Mind you the map itself is helpful as heck, what with the Tokyo subway system map included, close-ups of three popular neighborhoods, every sight listed in the book listed on the map with appropriate designations (a2, d4, etc), and even helpful phrases such as "hello" and "two beers please." However, the perforation on my copy was poor and the map was glued in VERY crooked. While trying to carefully pull the map out like was intended, it pulled the cover from the back of the book. I should have just cut it with scissors in retrospect, but that was the point of the map: to pull it out easily. When I got it loose, it was difficult to pull the excess paper from the perforation. So just cut out your map out of your copy of the book and you won't have any problems!
Oh, and the super-glossy parts of the front and back covers are just slick as hell.
It does not have as many information as other books, but is one of the best I've ever purchased.