A Year in Tokyo is an illustrated travel guide and memoir-the perfect companion for any would-be explorer seeking insider recommendations on the best that Tokyo has to offer all the while taking you on the journey of what it's really like to live and work in Japan's capital.
Follow Christy, a young creative from Australia, as she navigates dodgy internships, culture shock, language difficulties and moments of awe-inspiring beauty in the city of gingko leaves. In between her experiences, she weaves her very best recommendations for Tokyo-bound travellers, including museum and bookshop guides, Tokyo's best day trips out of the city, tips on finding Tokyo's best food, guides on local festivals, where to go, what to do, and even anecdotes that will help you understand Japanese culture and folklore.
From becoming a travel writer and English teacher to navigating cultural nuances, financial adversity and the abomination known as peanut cream, this book is a candid exploration of one expat's life in Japan. Here, you'll find real insights into life in Tokyo beyond the flashy neon and robot restaurants, as well as a plethora of tangible recommendations for planning a magical trip of your own.