Tokyo Like a Local

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Published by DK Eyewitness Travel

By Kaila Imada, Lucy Dayman

RRP: $18.99

"Featured in October 2022 edition of National Geographic Traveller's City Break Kit List."

"Featured in October 2022 edition of National Geographic Traveller's City Break Kit List."

About Tokyo Like a Local

Keen to explore a different side of Tokyo? Like a Local is the book for you.

This isn’t your ordinary travel guide. You won’t find the Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace, in these pages, because that’s not where Tokyoites hang out. Instead, you’ll meet the locals in iconic anime shops, modern art galleries, or whilst paddle boring along the scenic Okutama River - and that’s where this book takes you. Turn the pages to discover:

  • The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals.
  • 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as vintage shopping and manicured gardens.
  • A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore Tokyo.
  • Helpful ‘what3word’ addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights.

Compiled by two proud locals and revised and updated for 2023, this stylish travel guide is packed with Tokyo’s best experiences and secret spots, handily categorized to suit your mood and needs.

Whether you’re a restless Tokyoite on the hunt for a new hangout, or a visitor keen to discover a side you won’t find in traditional guidebooks, Tokyo Like A Local will give you all the inspiration you need. 

About Like A Local:

These giftable and collectable guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals.
 Whether they’re born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic – just like the locals who call the city home. 

Looking for another guide to Tokyo? Explore further with our DK Eyewitness or Top 10 guides to Tokyo.