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Updated on February 13, 2018

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Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tokyo’s official tourism guidebooks renewed as the Tokyo Travel Guide

Up to now, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau had prepared and distributed the Tokyo Handy Guide (an official tourism guidebook) and the Tokyo Handy Map (a tourist map) for tourists visiting Tokyo.

In order to further enhance convenience and practicality for travelers, the elements of the Tokyo Handy Map have been combined with the Tokyo Handy Guide and published as the “Tokyo Travel Guide.”

Graphic of Tokyo Travel Guide

Basic information on the Tokyo Travel Guide

  • Languages
    Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Thai
  • Specifications
    A5 portrait orientation, single gatefold cover
  • Content
    Maps, railroad network map, airport access, introduction on tourist spots by area, various contact information, etc.
  • Publication dates
    <Japanese and English> Monday, January 22, 2018
    <Other languages> Friday, March 30, 2018
    * Scheduled date of printed versions
    * Digital versions available on the Digital Pamphlet Gallery of the “GO TOKYO” official Tokyo tourism site
    URL: External link )
  • Number of copies issued
    3.5 million copies
  • Places of distribution
    Tokyo Tourist Information Centers, Tokyo tourist information desks designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, airports, and hotels
    * To be distributed as the Travel Guide becomes available

Main revisions

  • More tourist spots
    Changed to size A5 to make it wider than the former “Tokyo Handy Guide” and added more tourist spots introduced by area.
  • More information on the Tama Area
    Increased the number of pages covering the Tama Area from four to six, in order to introduce Tokyo’s broad appeals.
  • Full Map of Tokyo
    So that travelers can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo by carrying around just this Travel Guide, the elements of the “Tokyo Handy Map” have been included and the foldout shows a full map of Tokyo.


(Regarding the project in general)
Welcoming Environment Promotion Section, Tourism Division
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Phone:+81-3-5320-4766 (Assistance available in Japanese only)

(Regarding the guidebook content and other details)
Tourism Information Division, General Affairs Department
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone:+81-3-5579-2681 (Assistance available in Japanese only)