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Things to see in Tokyo

Travel tips and advice
15 years ago, March 1st 2008 No: 1 Msg: #28945  
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I'm going to Tokyo for the first time and was wondering if anybody knew:

1. What/where are some of the best book stores? I'm particularly interested in craft books and have sampled some of Japan's limited (imo) exports to US japanese book stores. But I'm sure the collection in Tokyo is over the top!

2. An awesome place for dinner and a Kabuki show?

3. Where to get good-quality japanese fabrics? Reply to this

15 years ago, March 1st 2008 No: 2 Msg: #28966  
Tokyo is the world's second largest metropolis (second only to Mexico City).

It's been two years since I studied in Japan, and I didn't even live in Tokyo, so I don't remember all the names of the places, but I'll help out as much as I can.

1. I recommend the East Shinjuku district. Beware, though. Shinjuku Station is the world's largest train station.

2. For Kabuki, I recommend any of the theaters in the Ginza district. If I remember correctly, the part of Shinjuku called Kabukicho is actually NOT a good place for Kabuki. Not even sure if they have a theater there.

3. No idea.

Sorry couldn't be more help.

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15 years ago, March 2nd 2008 No: 3 Msg: #28991  
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Hi Anh,

Welcome to TravelBlog.

1) I agree with Terry. I remember a huge bookstore a few mins walk from the East exit of Shinjuku station. Shinjuku is also worth checking out at night, even if you just walk around.
There are usually department stores right next to, if not part of main train stations, so check any of them for bookstores.

2) The Kabukiza theatre is the main one in Tokyo I think. Their site seems to have up to date info.

3) Not sure either, but if you Google it, you should find some info. Do it before you go and you'll have more time to do the homework :-) Reply to this

15 years ago, March 16th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #30013  
The BOOK.OFF chain is a big chain of second hand bookstores all over Japan, they are usually very good for finding older, out of print books. Reply to this

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