About the Author
- Expert advice from an experienced author. Our Frommer's Tokyo author wasÿthe first US resident appointedÿa YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism for her many years writing about Japan. She will provide valuable insights and advice and will show you the real heart of Tokyo.
- Comprehensive and clearÿdirectionsÿfor navigatingÿa fast-paced and often overwhelming city.
- The best of every neighborhood, including swanky shops in the Ginza district, the Imperial Palace (home of Japan's emperor) in the Hibiya district, sumo wrestling stadiums in the town of Ryogoku, and elaborate "lolita" (baby doll) and "cosplay" (anime character) outfits you'll see teenagers wearing in the Harijuku district.
- Options for every price point, fromÿluxury businessÿhotels toÿcheap, minisculeÿ"capsule hotels," from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from high-endÿbars andÿclubsÿinÿthe Ginza district to happy hours and dive bars in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
- A handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character translations to help you spot establishments' signs.
- Side trips to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and more.
Long before she could read, Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latest National Geographic magazines. After living several years in Germany, first as a university student and then as a freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers, and in Tokyo as editor of Far East Traveler, she authored several Frommer’s guides, including Frommer’s Japan and Frommer’s Hong Kong. She also contributes to Frommer’s USA and Frommer’s China. Online, she writes a blog for www.japantravelinfo.com. In 2009 she was appointed a YOKOSO! Japan Ambassador by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for her many years writing about Japan, the only recipient residing in the United States to receive the honorary award. When not on the road, she resides in an 1890 Victorian home in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, a dog, and a cat.