New STREETWISE Tokyo Map Simplifies City for Westerners

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2005 — Tokyo is no place to be stuck with an inferior map. If you only have a few days to enjoy the city, spending half of it lost in the subway is a waste of time. This is why STREETWISE Maps put so much effort into their newest title, STREETWISE Tokyo.

“It had to be done,” says Michael Brown, President of STREETWISE Maps. “Tokyo is the Mount Everest of cartography – without oxygen.” Streets with no names, a street grid resembling a noodle bowl and the fact that only a small portion of signage is in English all contribute to the map making altitude sickness other companies have encountered.

STREETWISE Tokyo is based on the subway system, the key to understanding how to navigate this unfamiliar terrain. On top of the easy to read map of metropolitan Tokyo are the multicolored defined subway lines. STREETWISE has simplified the process of figuring out fares, routes and transfer points by including detailed instructions. The entire subway is clearly depicted so it’s easy to make your way from the congested crossroads of Shinjuku to the calm of the Meiji Shrine.

Streetwise Tokyo also includes inset maps of Tokyo’s important districts: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Harajuku, Akasaka, Aoyama, Roppongi, Azuba, Marunouchi, Ueno and Asakusa.

These Tokyo map insets are intensely detailed with railroad and subway entrances and exits, hotels, museums, sites, major building landmarks and address system overlaid on the Tokyo street grid, making the city not only easier to comprehend but puts you in the right mood to enjoy it.

Brown and his associates spent months doing the kind of research that most companies don’t have the time or the inclination to do anymore: they walked, and walked and walked. “This is the only way to be sure that what you’re offering the traveler is what they will encounter once they get there,” adds Brown. “You’ll understand the true value of this map once you’re there.” First time Tokyo visitors have no idea how right he is.

About STREETWISE Maps Inc.:

STREETWISE® Maps, the originator of the laminated accordion-fold map format, has been producing great maps of major destinations around the world since 1984. Sleek and stylish, these maps give you the tools you need to navigate like a native. Often imitated, STREETWISE still dominates the market due to exceptional clarity, accuracy and convenience. Savvy travelers know that if it’s worth the trip, it’s worth getting STREETWISE.

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