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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Tokyo

500 off-the-beaten-track places and interesting details for anyone who’s keen to explore Tokyo’s best-kept secrets, e.g.

  • the 5 best restaurants for Japanese regional cuisine
  • 5 great shops to buy a beautiful kimono’s
  • the 5 most attractive natural hot springs
  • 5 places for Haruki Murakami fans
  • the 5 best places for Japanese tea
  • and much more.

The 500 Hidden Secrets is a series of essential city guides - check out the500hiddensecrets.com for more information. Every guide

  • is written by a savvy local
  • only contains independent advice
  • is based on thorough research and the author’s personal opinions
  • is frequently updated and reissued.


Yukiko Tajima is a native of Tokyo. After having worked as an editor in the UK for she moved back to Tokyo, where she now works as an English-Japanese translator for the Japan Foundation, sharing Japanese culture with people from all over the world. Koji Ishikawa is an award-winning freelance photographer, who has recently moved from Tokyo to Kanazawa.


Second edition            September 2019

First published in      March 2018
Language                   English
Finish                         Softcover
Format                        12 x 18 cm
#pages                        262
ISBN                            9789460582202


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