Sompo Guide Tokyo to be published on June 1


Shoeisha Co Ltd will start selling the guidebook Sompo Guide Tokyo for foreigners visiting Japan from the U.S. and European countries on June 1,

The guidebook 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. It 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.

The guidebook can be purchased from and at major bookstores in each country.

Product Details:

Softcover Book: 208 pages

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-4798148083

Price: 1,200yen (tax excluded)

Official website:

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