If you are irritated by the bossy “go, do, eat” tone of much contemporary travel writing, Singaporean mangaka (manga artist) Evangeline Neo offers this gentler alternative. Her manga-style guide to Tokyo works on two levels: It’s a fun book, whether you intend to visit Tokyo or not and it’s packed with practical information.

As the title suggests, manga and anime haunts figure strongly. The “Animanga Tokyo” chapter guides you around the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, the Fujiko F Fujio (Doraemon) Museum, a cosplay studio and Sanrio Puroland (a Hello Kitty theme park). But even if you’ve never felt the urge to dress up as a comic book character, it’s a fascinating read.

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