The guidebook is a unique Tokyo guidebook that allows first-time visitors as well as repeat visitors to enjoy a safe and spiritually rich journey by providing deeper knowledge of Japan.
TOKYO - SHOEISHA Co., Ltd. will start selling the guidebook Sompo Guide Tokyofor foreigners visiting Japan from the U.S. and European countries on June 1, 2017.
The guidebook, which has received full support from the Sompo Holdings Group, which provides property insurance, life insurance and other services related to finance both in Japan and overseas, is a unique Tokyo guidebook that allows first-time visitors as well as repeat visitors to enjoy a safe and spiritually rich journey by providing deeper knowledge of Japan.
In addition to introducing sightseeing spots such as Shinjuku, Ginza, Akihabara and Shibuya, the guidebook features many popular restaurants that Japanese people love to go to as well. On the restaurant introduction page, information such as availability of foreign staff, English guidance, Wi-Fi, whether credit cards are accepted, foreign-language homepages and tax-free availability is featured using information icons.
Besides the traditional Japanese temples and shrines common in guide books for other districts, you can also find information on spots where you can experience subculture represented by animation and "kawaii" culture as well as the introduction of many places recommended by famous Japanese artists. The guidebook is full of information that will satisfy even repeat visitors to Tokyo who have gotten tired of typical tourist spots.
In addition, the guidebook offers plenty of commentary on Japanese customs, such as manners in public areas as well as proper ways to eat and use the restroom. So its content allows those who visit Japan for the first time to realize a safe and secure journey.