Tokyo Intro

Going to Tokyo?  Want a richer experience?
Tokyo Intro provides an introduction to the city by using storytelling and Japanese pop culture in a unique format.  Learn about Japanese food, key experiences, sights to see, districts to visit, anime, and why the country’s pop culture is so popular worldwide.  Japan has a rich culture and history and is still creating more of it in the 21st century. UPDATED FOR 2019.

Learn About Tokyo
This book provides a comprehensive background for any visit on its own and easily complements other guides to the city.  Over fifty experiences to have in Tokyo are detailed to allow the visitor to pick what they think is important to them.

Key sections in the book are:
  • Japanese Pop Culture - Anime and Manga, Idols, Kawaii, Cyberpunk, and Videogames
  • Japanese Food - Eating Out In Japan, Casual Restaurants, B-Kyu Food Of Japan, and more
  • Tokyo Trip Tips – Planning, Booking, Transportation, Monetary, and Personal
  • Core Districts To Visit - Shinjuku, Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya, Ginza, and more
  • Great Views - Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Mori Tower, Ginza Six, and more
  • Top Tokyo Experiences – Modern Tokyo, Historic Tokyo, Seasonal Events, and Anime Culture
  • Descriptions of more than 50 Tokyo Experiences – 100 Yen Store, Akihabara, Depachika, Gardens, Kappabashi Street, Kit Kats, Konbini, Meiji Jingu, Odaiba High Tech, Ramen Museums, and more.
Stories In Tokyo
The four short stories in the book gently introduce what it is like to ride the trains, eat a meal, explore some must-visit districts, and have a pop culture adventure at the same time.  Stories are remembered, so this is a great way to learn more about the fantastic city of Tokyo.  One early reviewer remarked that they felt like they experienced the city through them, and that they loved the introductions to each story.

The stories are:
  • Neko Astray – you help a lost cat get home with some unexpected help provided.
  • Animated in Akiba – you assist a magical girl in Akihabara, the heart of anime culture.
  • Print in Time – you meet an ukiyo-e artist who has accidently travelled in time to modern Tokyo.
  • Kaiju Knocking – you are a tourist in Tokyo when it is attacked by a giant monster.

By the time you finish this book you will have an idea about how much there is to see in Tokyo, and what you would like to see and do.  However, this book is not a guide to Japanese etiquette, hotels, the restaurants, nightlife, shopping, or things that more typical guide books cover.  Knowledge from this book supports planning with other resources, as it is intended to introduce and entertain only.  Online sources of information for travel to Tokyo are excellent.  You can use Google Maps and reviews, blogs, Youtube, Tripadvisor, Yelp, etc.  They will provide you with addresses, exact map locations, and any other details you can think up.  This book is like having someone tell you about Tokyo over a coffee with some tall tales sprinkled on top.

The author, Peter Lok, has written the novel Neo Ace, and has been blogging about Japanese pop culture and Tokyo since 2011.

The e-book is now available on Amazon Canada and USA.

Read Neko Astray, a complete intro and short story from Tokyo Intro.

Supplements to the Tokyo Intro book
Supplement #1 - Simplified Tokyo Train Map for Tokyo Stories
Supplement #2 - Sights and Experiences Checklist for Tokyo Stories
For more information on Tokyo, visit my travelogue page with this link.


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