App version of guidebook published by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau in January 2019. Content is in English and completely free! Download it if you plan to visit Tokyo. (For visitors from the Philippines)
Features of the App
An English edition of Tokyo Guide is already available, but the English style and content of this new app are aimed at the rapidly growing number of visitors from the Philippines coming to Japan.
The app is completely free to use.
Read page-by-page, or turn your smartphone on its side to read two pages (a double spread) at a time.
Tap the screen while reading to display the pagination function at the bottom of the screen. This function allows you to move smoothly to the page you want.
Once downloaded, content is available for reading until January 2020. From February 2020 onwards, the content is scheduled to switch to the latest digital book app.
Once downloaded, content can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet, and can be viewed offline. This means that you can enjoy travelling around Tokyo even if you have no Internet connection.
Tokyo, a city where tradition meets innovation and new styles are constantly being created, offering many different pleasures. Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau have joined forces to showcase all the delights, both old and new, of each area of Tokyo, the city at the heart of Japan, in one guidebook. The pages are crammed with photographs that capture the character of each area of Tokyo, as well as handy maps and tips to help you enjoy your visit. The design is simple and easy to read. The areas, facilities and products featured are selected on the basis of careful research into the kind of information that visitors from the Philippines want. The app is packed with useful information for both groups and individuals.
Newly added information on Tokyo trends includes opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture, special events in Tokyo, and the latest tourist attractions and shopping centres. This app gives you access to a wealth of information of a quality you would normally have to buy from a bookshop, free of charge!
Recommended shops for consumer electronics, fashion and souvenirs, and museums exhibiting Japanese armour, swords and other samurai artefact.
Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando
The perfect shops to buy the latest fashion items, theatres staging a new style of musical show based on anime and video games.
Soba restaurants serving the traditional Japanese buckwheat noodles, Tokyo Skytree, Asakusas Sensoji Temple, famous for its Kaminarimon gate.
An indoor amusement park with around 20 attractions featuring the latest technology.
Tokyo Tower, with its 360-degree view of the city, Roppongi Hills, with its observatory decks offering views of Tokyo Tower as part of the beautiful Tokyo nightscape.
Tips to get the most out of your visit
This section answers questions frequently asked by first-time visitors to Japan, such as What should I do if I run out of cash? and Where in Tokyo can I enjoy nature? in simple Q&A format.
Experiences to enjoy in Tokyo
Opportunities to enjoy a range of activities including the traditional Japanese art of the tea ceremony and making nigirizushi and makizushi at a sushi restaurant, or virtual reality attractions using the latest technology.
Events in Tokyo
Events held in Tokyo through the year, including cherry blossom viewing in spring, firework festivals in summer, floodlit autumn foliage viewing in autumn, and the unique attractions of winter festivals.
maps that are easy to read and use even for first-time visitors to Tokyo,
hints on what to wear for each season, and important manners to observe in Japan,