Tokyo Geek's Guide

Tokyo Geek's Guide

Manga, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, Toys, Idols & More

Book - 2017
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Tokyo is ground zero for Japan's famous "geek" or otaku culture--a phenomenon that has now swept across the globe.

This is the most comprehensive Japan travel guide ever produced which features Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides a comprehensive run-down on each major Tokyo district where geeks congregate, shop, play and hang out--from hi-tech Akihabara and trendy Harajuku to newer and lesser-known haunts like chic Shimo-Kita and working-class Ikebukuro.

Dozens of iconic shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs in each area are described in loving detail with precise directions to get to each location. Maps, URLs, opening hours and over 400 fascinating color photographs bring you around Tokyo on an unforgettable trip to the centers of Japanese manga, anime and geek culture. Interviews with local otaku experts and people on the street let you see the world from their perspective and provide insights on what is currently happening in Tokyo now (which will eventually impact the rest of the world)!

Japan's geek culture, in its myriad forms, is more popular today than ever before--with Japanese manga filling every bookstore; anime cartoons on TV; and transformer toys and video games like Pokemon Go played by tens of millions of people. Swarms of visitors come to Tokyo each year on a personal quest to soak in all the otaku-related sights and enjoy Japanese manga, anime, gaming and idol culture at its very source. This is the book they have to get!
Publisher: Clarendon, Vermont :, Tuttle Publishing,, 2017, ©2017.
ISBN: 9784805313855
Branch Call Number: 915. 2135 SIM
Characteristics: 144 pages : col. illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm


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List - Celebrate Geek Pride Day
Alena_T May 23, 2018

Planning a trip to Japan? See why Tokyo is famous for its vibrant geek culture with this definitive guide to the major districts where the fanboys and fangirls congregate. With amazing photographs and tons of advice, you'll learn the best places to shop, eat, and explore that will more than satis... Read More »

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