Streetwise Tokyo Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Tokyo, Japan

 
9781931257114: Streetwise Tokyo Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Tokyo, Japan

Streetwise Tokyo Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Tokyo, Japan - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated subway map including lines & stations - JR lines

This map covers the following areas:
Tokyo Area Map 1:50,000
Marunouchi / Ginza Map 1:15,000
Shibuya / Harajuku / Akasaka / Aoyama / Roppongi / Azabu Map 1:15,000
Shinjuku Map 1:12,000
Ueno Map 1:8,000
Asakusa Map 1:7,400

Tokyo is no place to be stuck with an inferior map. If you only have a few days to enjoy the city, getting lost can be frustrating and a waste of time. There’s so much to see and do that what you need most is a way to get around quickly and efficiently. The STREETWISE® Tokyo Map will enable you to do just that.

Our STREETWISE® Tokyo Map is based on the subway system, the key to understanding how to navigate this unfamiliar terrain. Not only are the subway stations the most visible way to orient yourself, but they’re also the connecting link between the diverse and unique neighborhood districts. Armed with the knowledge of how the Tokyo subway system is laid out, you can get anywhere in the city and more importantly, back again.

The multicolored subway lines and Japan Rail Lines are laid out in a comprehensible and manageable manner on this map of the entire Tokyo metropolitan region. STREETWISE® has simplified the process of figuring out fares, routes and transfer points by including detailed instructions. The entire Tokyo subway map is clearly depicted so it’s easy to make your way from one point in the city to another.

The STREETWISE® Tokyo Map also includes inset maps of Tokyo’s most important districts: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Harajuku, Akasaka, Aoyama, Roppongi, Azabu, Marunouchi, Ueno and Asakusa. These Tokyo map insets are intensely detailed with railroad and subway entrances and exits, hotels, museums, sites, major building landmarks and an address system overlaid on the Tokyo street grid to further enable you to travel with ease through neighborhoods. So whether you’re traveling on foot or by rail, the STREETWISE® Tokyo map will get you exactly where you need to go.

The funny thing is, you’ll only know how valuable this map truly is once you’re there. You’ll welcome the sense of freedom that comes with having a great map. Then you too can feel as though you’ve conquered Everest.

Our pocket size map of Tokyo is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Tokyo map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Tokyo map today and you too can navigate Tokyo, Japan like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.

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About the Author:

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We’ve set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you’ve never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970’s, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn’t match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we’ve done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it’s not about the map, it’s about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It’s about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

Review:

Don't leave home without STREETWISE.' --The New York Times

"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential." --Travel & Leisure Magazine

"In a strange city, your sense of direction is only as good as the map in your hands. The best maps to carry are published by STREETWISE." --Chicago Daily Herald

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