Best tokyo travel guides according to redditors

We found 24 Reddit comments discussing the best tokyo travel guides. We ranked the 8 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Tokyo Travel Guides:

u/biwook · 5 pointsr/Tokyo

You're looking for Secret Tokyo by /u/pmustiere.

u/woofiegrrl · 5 pointsr/Tokyo

Get the Tokyo Pink Guide, it will get you started. In my experience, it's best to either speak fluent Japanese or go with a Japanese friend (I did the latter for this kind of thing).

u/BlueHarvestJ · 4 pointsr/Tokyo

I picked up this book. The author posts here sometimes as well.

u/cupcakegiraffe · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think the perfect thing to bring around Tokyo would be a guide to the city along with a pocket translator. When I lived in Japan with my family, my sister had a Japanese friend who communicated with her using a pocket translator. It was a really awesome tool to use to communicate to the friendly people of the city.

As for my favorite memory of Disney, I went with my family a few times to Tokyo Disneyland, which was so fun! Several years later, my mom and I went on a school trip to Disney World in Florida. I had never gone on the Star Wars ride in English and it was really cool to be able to flash back to the time we were in Japan and experience something familiar in a different way with my mom.

Disney is Heaven!

Thank you for the contest!

Edit: Bonus story- As a child, I was so convinced that I had a voice just like Ariel, that I got into a heated argument with my friend about it. I finally got so frustrated that I said, "I can too sing like Ariel, and I'll prove it!" I then fell to the floor like Ariel at the bottom of the cave, my hair spread out and I started singing, "Ahhhahhahhhhhh! Ahhhahhhahhhh!" as Ariel did in the movie. ;P

I can sing just like Ariel. I really, really can. For really real.

u/PMUSTIERE · 2 pointsr/JapanTravel

For something a bit different than the standard guides, might I chime in and suggest a guide about Tokyo with a twist (that I actually took a few years to write... kind of self-promotion I know, though I guess it's relevant for this post...)

u/FyTynged · 2 pointsr/JapanTravel

A few ideas:

  1. A really great travel book - there are some quirkier ones out there that have some great tips in them. A good phrasebook could be handy too! Availability will depend on what country you're from though, I guess...either way, here are the ones we really liked: CITIx60: Tokyo ( and the Monocle Guide to Tokyo (

  2. Yen. Simple, yes - but easily the most useful. Even a relatively small amount could be used for something great, from a meal to a trip highlight. Could pack it with a suggestion of things they could use it for - like tickets up the Tokyo Tower/Skytree or something.

  3. If they're anime fans, tickets to the Ghibli museum (make sure they haven't done so already though if that's the case...which will ruin the surprise)

  4. A voucher for a photobook - for printing off their memories when they get home! Depending on their photo/computer skills could also give them some money for a month's subscription to Photoshop/Lightroom.
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u/habitat747 · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

This guide helped me during my first visit to Tokyo.Basically just learning to navigate the city is a gem.

u/faithfully · 1 pointr/japan

i've got a few to recommend. for the nerdy geeky side of things, you'd wanna read A Geek in Japan.

if you're interested in food - Pretty Good Number One is solid (don't read this on an empty stomach).

For culture, i love reading Untangling My Chopsticks - the author basically went to kyoto to learn a tea ceremony but writes really beautifully about her experience there.

i also really enjoyed Wrong About Japan where Peter Carey writes about travelling to Japan with his son with the sole purpose of satisfying the kid's curiosity.

my last recommendation is not really a book but a sketchbook called Tokyo on Foot - very good to flip through when you're missing the streets of japan.


u/thedarksyde · 1 pointr/Disneyland

I have been there, I would recommend this book highly. It really is worth the price vs what it has in it.

We spent 4 days there and it was the right amount I think. 2 days at each park. We were there before opening every day. We took the "limo service" from the airport to the hotel. (Its like a bus) See the water show at Disney Sea. Once you get there, the worry and confusion fades away as everything is very familiar. Check the weather vs the time of year you are going, the weather is a lot more varied there.