This book is the digital version of the latest travel guide book released in January 2019 by the City of Tokyo and the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Tokyo, a city where tradition and innovation intersect and new styles are constantly being created, promising diverse delights. The City of Tokyo and the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau have combined forces to gather all the delights, both old and new, of each area of Tokyo, the city at the heart of Japan, and summarise them in one guidebook! The pages are crammed with photographs that capture the character of each area of Tokyo, as well as handy maps. The design is simple and easy to read. The areas, facilities and products featured are selected on the basis of careful research into the kind of information that visitors want. The app is packed with useful information for both groups and individuals.
To help Muslim travellers get the most out of their visit, the app offers information on halal-certified restaurants and some of the halal dishes they offer. It also covers opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture, special events in Tokyo, and the latest tourist attractions and shopping centres.
Restaurants (ramen, Japanese, Indian etc) offering halal food, where Muslim visitors can eat with peace of mind, department stores and home appliance stores that provide prayer rooms, recommended shops for consumer electronics, fashion, confectionery and other souvenirs, and museums exhibiting Japanese armour, swords and other samurai artefacts.
Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando
Halal-certified restaurants, a mosque that will accommodate up to 1,200 worshippers, shops ideal for buying the latest fashion items, theatres staging a new style of musical show based on anime and video games, and amusement facilities offering virtual reality experiences.
Halal-certified Japanese restaurants and cafés, Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple, famous for its Kaminarimon gate, the 250m-long shopping street that leads to the temple, shopping centres offering regional delicacies and specialities from around Japan, and photographic studios offering the opportunity to experience wearing a kimono.
Ueno Park, with its zoo and art museums, a shopping complex so smart you would never believe it was built under the Yamanote Line railway, and the National Museum of Western Art, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural merit.
A street of specialist stores selling popular character goods inside Tokyo Station, Water Bus tours taking in views of the Sumida River’s famous bridges and the natural beauty of its changing seasons, and department stores offering a wealth of carefully selected, high-quality goods.
An indoor amusement park with around 20 attractions featuring the latest technology, and an official Gundam shop selling a wide variety of plastic model kits of robots from Japan’s famous anime series, among other attractions.
Tokyo Tower, with its 360-degree view of the city, Roppongi Hills, with its observatory decks offering views of Tokyo Tower as part of the beautiful Tokyo nightscape, and a complex including shops, a park, art museum and popular tonkotsu ramen restaurants etc.
Experiences to enjoy in Tokyo
Opportunities to enjoy the traditional Japanese art of mini bonsai training at a bonsai museum, or an accessible cosplay experience, dressing up as anime and manga characters, complete with costume rental and makeup services.
Events in Tokyo
Events held in Tokyo through the year, including cherry blossom viewing in spring, firework festivals in summer, floodlit autumn foliage viewing in autumn, and the unique attractions of winter festivals.
Latest tourist and shopping facilities
Tokyo continues to launch global trends, and new facilities are opening all the time. The app presents the latest information, including:
・maps that are easy to read and use even for first-time visitors to Tokyo,
・hints on what to wear for each season, and important manners to observe in Japan,
・ travel bargains just for foreign visitors, and
・ other useful basic information for visitors to Tokyo such as how to use ATMs, exchange foreign currency and use free Wi-Fi, plus
・ as a change from the busy city, information on the delights of the Tama area (around 2 hours from central Tokyo by train etc) and nearby islands (accessible from central Tokyo by ship or plane) where you can enjoy nature.