Unearth Tokyo’s Extremes with Lonely Planet’s Cristian Bonetto

Veteran Lonely Planet writer Cristian Bonetto traverses Tokyo by bike, boat, and taxi to unearth the essence of this vibrant megalopolis. During his travels, he delves into arts like sumi-e (monochromatic ink painting), samples authentic cuisine, and explores a variety of colorful neighborhoods, from Akihabara’s Otaku (geek) Promised Land to the ever-peaceful Yanaka, known as Tokyo’s most traditional district. Join his fascinating excursions and discover the extremes of Japan’s captivating capital.

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EPISODE 1

Lonely Planet writer Cristian Bonetto sees two faces of art in the Japanese capital – from the ancient craft of sumi-e to the vibrant world of modern manga.

Discover Tokyo artⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
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EPISODE 2

Lonely Planet's Cristian Bonetto bites into Tokyo's rich food culture, from making old school noodles at Tsukiji Soba Academy, to tasting meticulously crafted contemporary dishes at Hoshinoya Ryokan.

Discover Tokyo foodⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
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EPISODE 3

From the neon-lit streets of Akihabara to the sleepy alleyways of Yanaka, Tokyo is a rich tapestry of diverse neighbourhoods – Lonely Planet's Cristian Bonetto sizes them up.

Discover Tokyo neighbourhoodsⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
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Three means of transport to enjoy Tokyo

Tokyo's futuristic passenger boats

See Tokyo landmarks from a whole new angle, travelling the Sumida River on a passenger boat designed by a manga artist.

Tokyo's futuristic passenger boatsⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
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The Tokyo taxi with a difference

Timeslip Taxis take passengers on a tour of Tokyo’s historic center, with interactive tablets explaining what you're seeing out the window.

The Tokyo taxi with a differenceⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
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Cycle through historic Tokyo

Lonely Planet's Cristian Bonetto bites into Tokyo's rich food culture, from making old school noodles at Tsukiji Soba Academy, to tasting meticulously crafted contemporary dishes at Hoshinoya Ryokan.

Cycle through historic TokyoⒸ2018, Lonely Planet
http://lonelyplanet.com/

Cristian Bonetto

Cristian Bonetto

Cristian has contributed to over 30 Lonely Planet guides to date, including New York City, Italy, Venice & the Veneto, Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Denmark, Copenhagen, Sweden and Singapore.
Lonely Planet work aside, his musings on travel, food, culture and design appear in numerous publications around the world, including The Telegraph (UK) and Corriere del Mezzogiorno (Italy).
When not on the road, you'll find the reformed playwright and TV scriptwriter slurping espresso in his beloved hometown.

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