* Our Frommer´s Tokyo author has written about Japan for years, so she´s able to provide valuable insights and advice. She´ll steer you away from the touristy and the inauthentic and show you the real heart of the Land of the Rising Sun. * This is a comprehensive guide to a fast-paced and often overwhelming city. You´ll get complete and clear directions to navigate Tokyo´s best neighborhoods, from the swanky shops in the Ginza district to the Imperial Palace (home of Japan´s emperor) in the Hibiya district; to the sumo wrestling stadiums in the town of Ryogoku; to the elaborate ´´lolita´´ (baby doll) and ´´cosplay´´ (anime character) outfits you´ll see teenagers wearing in the Harijuku district. * You´ll get a spectrum of options, from business hotels to traditional Japanese inns, from restaurants serving exquisite kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle houses, from tranquil gardens and temples to the incredible swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi. * Includes a handy glossary of everyday expressions and menu terms, and our unique and indispensable Japanese character translations to help you spot establishments´ signs. * Features side trips to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and more.
Tokyo is rightfully known around the world as one of the most exciting places to eat on the planet. From subterranean department store food halls to luxurious top-floor hotel restaurants, and all the noodle shops, sushi bars, and yakitori shacks in between, there may be no other city so thoroughly saturated with delicious food. Tokyo Stories is a journey through the boulevards and backstreets of Tokyo via recipes both iconic and unexpected. Chef Tim Anderson takes inspiration from the chefs, shopkeepers, and home cooks of Tokyo to showcase both traditional and cutting-edge takes on classic dishes like sushi, ramen, yakitori, and tempura. Also included are dishes that Tokyoites love to eat with origins from abroad, like Japanese interpretations of Korean barbecue, Italian pizza and pasta, American burgers and more. Tim tackles his food tour of Tokyo from the ground up, with chapters broken down into: LOWER GROUND FLOOR: Tokyo on the Go (Department Store Basements, Subway Stations, and Convenience Stores); FIRST FLOOR: Tokyo Local (food traditional to Tokyo); SECOND FLOOR: Tokyo National (food traditional to Japan); THIRD FLOOR: Tokyo Global (Japanese food with an international twist) FOURTH FLOOR: Tokyo at Home (Japanese home cooking); and, FIFTH FLOOR: Tokyo Modern (experimental Japanese food found in high-end hotel bars). With Tim´s easy-to-follow recipes, this is make-at-home Japanese food, authentic yet achievable for the home chef - without cutting corners. The real thrill of eating in Tokyo is in the sense of discovery - of adventurous curiosity rewarded. And that may come in the form of an unexpectedly good convenience store sandwich, an ´oh my god´ sushi moment, or just the best damn bowl of ramen you´ve ever had. With Tokyo Stories you can explore Tokyo and discover its incredible food without leaving your home kitchen. Featuring over 90 recipes, all set to the backdrop of Tokyo location shots, this is essential for the Japanophile in your life.
Erscheinungsdatum: 09.04.2015Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: Tokyo PrecinctsTitelzusatz: A Curated Guide to the City´s Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other HangoutsAuflage: 1st editionAutor: Wide, Steve // Mackintosh, MichelleVerlag: Hardie Gra
Tokyo Precincts:A Curated Guide to the City´s Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts The Precincts. 1st edition Steve Wide, Michelle Mackintosh
Tokyo is a beautiful, fast moving, spiritual, dynamic city, which combines religion and spirituality seamlessly into everyday life. A city that worships the beauty of spring flowers and nature, whilst having the most advanced technology in the world. A city of culture, religion, business, fashion, and shopping. Despite being the biggest city in the world, Tokyo is very accessible with one of the best underground systems in the world, so you can travel Tokyo in style and comfort. Similarly, the high speed trains mean that you can travel around Japan quickly, and be back for dinner. With more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating. Tokyo is becoming a fashion hub, with America´s top celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry wearing Japanese fashions and looking to Japan for inspiration. Everyone should visit Harajuku to see the young fashionistas in action. If you like gaming head to Akihabara to find state-of-the-art electronic goods, and while away the hours in huge arcades. If you like sightseeing, Tokyo has some of the most beautiful shrines in the world, with elegant parks steeped in history. Although only the Imperial Gardens are open to the public for most of the year, the gardens are set in 52 acres of beautiful parks and well worth a visit. Marvel at the beauty and intricacy of the theatre and dance, or enjoy the high energy modern dance Harajuku, based on ancient dance moves. If you like arts, why not go to a Tea Ceremony, study flower arranging, and visit silk factories then browse the pottery shops for inspiration? Party animals are well catered for with lots of Izakaya´s (gastropubs), nightclubs, and karaoke bars. Live music is very popular and you will find lots of live gigs to suit every taste. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060739/bk_acx0_060739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A compact guidebook to Japan´s national beverage, ´´The Sake Handbook´´ is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and merits of a variety of sake. Gauntner gives readers all the information they need to become sake experts. Now revised with updated sake recommendations and pubs, this book includes a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process and profiles of over fifty Japanese izakaya (sake pubs) in Tokyo. There are also reviews of over one hundred sake brands, sake labels for easy identification and a list of specialty liquor shops throughout Japan, with addresses and phone numbers, where readers can purchase hard-to-find sake brands.
YKTO contains over 1,800 photographs by Tomoyuki Sagami of buildings and houses constructed in Japan soon after World War II. Presenting images taken between 2006 and 2017 in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tokyo and other cities (hence the book´s title), Sagami creates an archive for future generations of idiosyncratic architectural styles that are disappearing due to changing laws and lifestyles, and the ever-growing Japanese metropolis. Sagami adopted a systematic, impersonal method for his project: while employed to post advertising flyers in various neighborhoods, he photographed the particular area he found himself in, block by block, without any prior knowledge of its geography. The resulting images of homes, shops, streetscapes, gardens and alleys are eerily absent of people and free from any personal emotion or inclination on Sagami´s part. YKTO is a timely topography of a rapidly vanishing form of urban existence in Japan.
´´´The last few years have seen not just a revival but a rebirth of the analogue record. Much more than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. While vinyl never ceased to be the key format for many music lovers and DJs, for two decades the recording industry perceived it as outdated, consigned to dusty domestic spaces and obscure record shops. Yet the seemingly obsolete vinyl has become the fastest growing medium in music sales. Using a cultural sociology framework combined with insights from material and visual culture studies, Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward present vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object and explore the reasons for its persistence within technologically accelerated cultures. The book is informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and interviews with musicians, DJs, record store owners, boutique label chiefs and collectors within a range of urban centres renowned for thriving music scenes, including Melbourne, London, New York, Tokyo and Berlin´´--Provided by publisher.
With its picture-perfect terrace houses, enviable cache of cultural hotspots and more sleek coffee shops than you can shake a bag of finely ground beans at, it´s little wonder that Melburnians regularly claim their bayside city to be the most liveable in the world. Add to the mix a first-rate food scene and an abounding wine region on its doorstep and you may just find yourself agreeing with the Melburnians loving their city. The Monocle Travel Guide to Melbourne will lead you down our favourite laneways, drop by the cutting-edge galleries shaking up the city´s art scene and show you where to marvel at modernist architecture. We´ve also rounded up the independent retailers stocking the most covetable Aussie-made take-homes and sifted through the city´s cafés, restaurants and bars to find the finest establishments in which to order a perfectly poured flat white, top-notch tucker and a light and peppery glass of pinot noir. Melbourne´s weather may be erratic at best - the old adage of the city cycling through four seasons in one day is one to be heeded - but we´ll give you plenty of reasons to hit the streets come rain, shine or hammering hail. The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.