Are you stressing about planning your Tokyo vacation? Not sure where to get the answers you need? Worried about the language, what to pack, what to expect at the airport, and those special quirks that only the locals know? It's frustrating trying to figure all this out, right!
And what's not easy is the fact that you don't know what you don't know. And you don't know where to find it. And you don't know the right questions to ask to get it. I mean, you're ready to get this vacation started but you need a little help here, please!
Yet despite wanting to get out of the starting blocks and start checking off that to do list, you can't help feeling there's some information you're missing. It's that special knowledge that comes from living in a place. You know, the insider stuff. The stuff you usually only find out after the fact... when it's too late.
Well, like all the best places you've visited, Tokyo has it's own particular quirks and characteristics that can be exciting, charming, or just downright irritating. It all depends on how much you know about them in advance.
For example, will you be ready and prepared to deal with Narita Airport? Or will you get a nasty surprise when you realise your journey isn't yet over? Or worse, that you've landed too late to catch any public transport to the city! Hmmm... what to do?
Taming Tokyo is a step-by-step guide that helps you pack your suitcase with the things you're going to need during your Japan vacation. You'll find out about the best times of year to travel so you can plan ahead with the right information at your fingertips. And it covers some basic language essentials that can make all the difference when you're travelling in the city. And that's just for starters.
If you're a family, or if you're travelling with children, there are tips on how to use the public transport, what to do in case of emergency, and who to contact if you need help. Then of course there's earthquakes. It's a fact that they happen. March 11, 2011 is proof positive of that. And it's a fact you need to know what to do in case one does come rumbling by while you're here. But don't worry. It's possible to plan for all of these situations and more without getting stressed and anxious.
That's because if you cover these ground rules and do the preparation, you'll arrive at the airport already way ahead of the game. No magic. Just some straight forward information sharing from a Tokyo insider who first moved to Japan in 2001.
It shows you what to expect at immigration, how to get your luggage from A to B (remember space is tight and public transport is busy in Tokyo), what you need to do if you have prescription meds you need to bring with you, and how to find out if your cell phone will work.
And not only does it give you all this insider knowledge, in the companion book Countdown to Tokyo, you also get an easy to follow checklist timeline which takes the 'have I missed something' factor our of your holiday planning.
How do you know what clothes to pack? How do you tell a taxi driver where to go if you need to use one to get back to your hotel? Many taxi drivers only know small areas of Tokyo. If you're going somewhere outside of their comfort zone you may just end up outside yours as well! Taming Tokyo gives you a clear path so you can check these things off as part of your holiday preparations.
Taming Tokyo is not just another guidebook. It's put together particularly with new or first time visitors in mind from the perspective of someone who's been through the frustrations! It's designed to take you from the time that you start thinking about your Tokyo vacation through to the time that you land here, and it will help you make sure you start your holiday off feeling confident and ready to hit the ground running.
Because it's experience driven, the information in this book really is that insider knowledge that is so often elusive when you're searching for it.
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Here's just a tiny preview of what's in Taming Tokyo:
#1: The difference between 'what' and 'how'
Most people focus on 'what' they're going to do when they get to Tokyo. They know the places they want to visit and the things they want to see, but despite this they often end up frustrated after they arrive. Why? It's not enough to know 'what' you want to do. You need to know 'how' you're going to do it as well. Taming Tokyo lays out the basic steps you'll need to arrive in Tokyo ready to start doing the 'whats'.
#2: Travel confidence
The biggest problem that visitors share with us when they first arrive in Tokyo is a lack of travel confidence. Taming Tokyo not only gives you the basics for getting your vacation off to a smooth start, it also gives you the knowledge you need to travel confidently after you arrive.
#3: There's no risk
Taming Tokyo is 100% guaranteed for a whole 60 days. You don't have to worry about having to read everything in a day. You can take your time and take in the information at your own pace. If you find the information isn't suitable, simply send us an email and we'll be happy to refund your money. (It's called the Sumo Stomp guarantee. Why? You don't need to throw us out of the ring to get your money back!)
And know that there are many customers who've bought and used the specific Tokyo travel tips in Taming Tokyo to help make sure their vacation goes off without a hitch. It's not just your average guidebook.
Format: You get an ebook. This is a book in PDF that's been professionally created. There's also an audio file that consists of a reading of the entire book in an easy to listen conversational style. (Note: Audio is only available as part of the Premium offer see below).
Delivery: The information is delivered to you via the Internet. You will be taken to a download page so that you can access the products in either the Taming Tokyo Basic of Premium package (depending on your purchase).
Payment Methods: Payment is taken via E-junkie, a well-established online shopping cart with an excellent reputation. Payment is by PayPal or Google Checkout. If you want to pay by your credit card, this is possible by choosing to pay as a guest through PayPal.
Compatibility: Is the information compatible with both Mac and PCs? Yes it is. And if you choose the Taming Tokyo Premium option, the audio files are in mp3 format and compatible with all mp3 players, computers, etc.
Guarantee: Yes there is a guarantee. The Sumo Stomp Guarantee :) It's a 60 day, like it or stomp on it guarantee. This means we'll refund your money without you having to push us out of the ring to get it. If you don't like what we offer, let us know within the 60 days and we will issue you a prompt refund.
#1: Taming Tokyo E-Book (PDF worth £14.99)
Language: The most useful Japanese phrases for travellers experiencing the language for the first time.
Packing: What should you pack... as well as things you shouldn't.
Transport: How to use it so you don't get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the system and number of fellow passengers.
Money: What you need to bring with you and how to get access to your cash in Japan.
Earthquakes and emergencies: Know what to do in the event of an earthquake or other emergency. Who will you contact? (Basic Offer)
#2: The Entire Taming Tokyo Audio Book Downloads (MP3 Downloads worth £25.00)
On your way into work or going for a run? Load up the audio book and start practicing the language you'll hear so you get familiar with the sounds of Japanese. It's another way to absorb the information in the book and you may be surprised. Many people 'hear' things in the audio that they miss 'seeing' in the book. That's why we created the audio. (Premium Offer only)
#3: A Non-Tech Tokyo Journal For Sharing Your Travel Adventures (worth £15.00)
Want to share your Tokyo travels with friends and family online but not a tech lover? We'll handle the tech end of things and show you how to set up your journal. Then all you need to do is write and upload any photos you want to include. If you get stuck, just email us. We'll show you what you need to do.
Your Tokyo journal is yours to use as many times as you like. If you come back to Tokyo for another holiday you can keep adding your posts in the same place. No extra cost. (Premium Offer only)
#4: Countdown To Tokyo (PDF) (with countdown checkpoints and lists for easy reference worth £20.00)
Taming Tokyo tells you everything you need to know before you get to Tokyo. Countdown to Tokyo makes sure you action it all! It starts by making sure you check off all the things that take longest to organise, or that need priority due to demand at certain times of year. Then step-by-step it takes you through to your departure date. This way you don't leave home without the essentials you'll need for a stress and intimidation-free vacation. (Premium Offer only)
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|Tokyo Travel Journal
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