A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide

A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide : My Favorite Things to See and Do In Japan

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For fans of Japanese manga and anime, a trip to Tokyo is an absolute must!

In this captivating Tokyo travel guide, manga artist and author Evangeline Neo travels to the Japanese capital with her mascots Kopi the dog and Matcha the cat in tow, bringing you to all the otaku sights this city has to offer. She shows you where to shop for manga memorabilia in Akihabara and Nakano, takes you on a tour of famous anime and manga museums like Studio Ghibli and Sanrio Puroland, and shares her experiences at a cosplay studio, a maid and butler cafe, and a manga drawing class.

In addition to manga and anime-related adventures, Eva brings readers to all the must-see Tokyo sites as well-from Asakusa's Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower and the Meiji Shrine. She also introduces travelers to sushi train restaurants, hot spring baths and a kimono makeover session-even a day trip to Mt. Fuji! Along the way, she shows you all her favorite places to shop and eat, and gives advice on what to pack, what to buy, how to get around, and even how to speak a few words of survival Japanese.

This manga guide to Tokyo is depicted in charming and humorous drawings and stories, which are as enjoyable for armchair travelers as they are practically useful for visitors to the city. Step into the world of modern Japanese culture through this amusing and unique guide to one of the world's top cities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 191 x 254 x 12.7mm | 425g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • color illustrations throughout
  • 4805315474
  • 9784805315477
  • 321,300

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"I'm not a fan of manga, but I am a fan of Evangeline Neo's A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide, from Tuttle Publishing. It's more than manga. In fact, this newsletter is late to my editor because I couldn't stop reading this illustrated guide from Tuttle Publishing." -Catharine Hamm, Travel Editor LA Times; travel newsletter "[Neo's] manga-style guide to Tokyo works on two levels: it's a fun book, whether you intend to visit Tokyo or not and it's packed with practical information...The book's fun format makes it an ideal companion for confused visitors seeking to make sense of the city. And even seasoned Japan vets will find plenty to chuckle about." -The Japan Times "I've been to Tokyo twice before but can't wait to get there a third time with The Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide. So much more to see..." -Lewis Trondheim, author of The Poppies of Iraq "Evangeline Neo guides you through Tokyo's pop culture and traditional destinations with her personal experience and a great sense of humor. Recommended for anyone planning a trip to Tokyo, or just looking for a fun read!" -Abby Denson, author of Cool Tokyo Guide "The pictures are fun, the facts are accurate, and the suggestions will lead to discoveries (or enjoyable memories) for anyone and everyone. [...] Nice work, Evangeline Neo!" -TravelJapanBlog.com "Whether readers are interested in pop culture attractions featuring Hello Kitty or shrines and temples, they'll appreciate this work. Informative, appealing, and much more fun than your typical travel guide." -School Library Journal "A wonderfully entertaining and practical tour guide for visitors to Tokyo, A Manga Lover's Tokyo Travel Guide will prove to be of special interest to personal, community, and academic library Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture and Japanese Travel Guide collections." - Midwest Book Review Featured in the South China Morning Post's weekly column, Travellers' Checks
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About Evangeline Neo

Evangeline Neo is one of the best-known comic book authors and artists in Southeast Asia. Born and raised in Singapore, her work won her a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation and visual effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco; she also has an MBA from Waseda University in Tokyo. Neo has been drawing webcomics since 2007 and has published books that have gained her a wide international following, including Eva, Kopi and Matcha and Eva Goes Solo. Besides a passion for Japanese culture and food, her hobbies include yoga, hiking, traveling, collecting crystals, and feng shui.
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