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By Beth Reiber

* Our Frommer's Tokyo writer has written approximately Japan for years, so she's capable of offer beneficial insights and suggestion. She'll steer you clear of the touristy and the inauthentic and convey you the true middle of the Land of the emerging Sun.*

This is a accomplished consultant to a fast paced and infrequently overwhelming urban. You'll get entire and transparent instructions to navigate Tokyo's most sensible neighborhoods, from the swanky retailers within the Ginza district to the Imperial Palace (home of Japan's emperor) within the Hibiya district; to the sumo wrestling stadiums within the city of Ryogoku; to the frilly "lolita" (baby doll) and "cosplay" (anime personality) clothes you'll see childrens donning within the Harijuku district.

* You'll get a spectrum of innovations, from enterprise motels to standard jap resorts, from eating places serving beautiful kaiseki feasts to stand-up noodle homes, from tranquil gardens and temples to the significant swirl of nightlife in Shinjuku and Roppongi.
* encompasses a convenient word list of daily expressions and menu phrases, and our specific and quintessential eastern personality translations that will help you spot establishments' signs.
* positive factors facet journeys to Kamakura, Nikko, Mashiko, Yokahama, Mount Fuji, and extra.

From the booklet: road nutrients in Tokyo

Yakitori Alley in Tokyo, Japan.

consuming in Tokyo doesn't must be a pricey event. although you'll are looking to have a few sushi, the locals usually tend to tuck right into a huge bowl of ramen or udon noodles served from highway carts. nutrients stalls alongside busy neon-lit lanes additionally serve up takoyaki (little dough balls crammed with octopus) or yakitori BBQ skewers.

the place to consume:
There's a row of road stalls on the Tsukiji Fish industry (skip the touristy sushi stands); in Shinjuku, Yakitori Alley is a lane with stalls on either side; and in Kabukicho, you'll locate numerous takoyaki stalls.

How a lot:
A bowl of ramen or udon is set 800 Yen ($9). Six items of takoyaki is four hundred Yen ($4.50).

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The place of worship in Shintoism is called a jinja, or shrine. The most obvious sign of a shrine is its torii, an entrance gate, usually of wood, consisting of two tall poles topped with either one or two crossbeams. Another feature common to shrines is a water trough with communal cups, where the Japanese will wash their hands and sometimes rinse out their mouths. Purification and cleanliness are important in Shintoism because they show respect to the gods. At the shrine, worshippers will throw a few coins into a money box, clap their hands twice to get the gods’ attention, and then bow their heads and pray for whatever they wish—good health, protection, the safe delivery of a child, or a prosperous year.

When the rain stops, it gets unbearably hot and humid through August—you might want to head for Hakone for a bit of fresh air. Otherwise, you’ll be most comfortable in light cottons, and you’d be wise to pack sunscreen and a hat (Japanese women are also fond of sun parasols), but be sure to pack a lightweight jacket for unexpected cool evenings and overly air-conditioned rooms. The period from the end of August through September is typhoon season, though most storms stay out at sea and vent their fury on land as thunderstorms.

In any case, Japanese rice is sticky, making it easier to pick up with chopsticks. It’s eaten plain—no salt, no butter, no soy sauce (it’s considered rather uncouth to dump a lot of sauces in your rice)—though trendy restaurants nowadays may sprinkle rice bowls with black sesame seeds, plum powder, or other seasoning. Most restaurants serve polished white rice, while healthconscious restaurants may also offer unpolished brown rice (genmai). ROBATAYAKI Robatayaki refers to restaurants in which seafood, meats, and vegetables are cooked over an open charcoal grill.

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