A teahouse secreted away behind a flower shop, a Michelin-starred chef who does things like no one else, a Tokyo street-food market, a hidden restaurant in the heart of Shibuya, spending a night on a library bookshelf, drinking the ultimate cocktail, finding a restaurant whose address we won’t tell you, celebrating an “unbirthday” at an izakaya, going for “standing sushi,” getting a massage in a hammock …

Soul of Tokyo is written by Fany and Amandine Péchiodat, the founders of My Little Paris, the influential newsletter-cum-lifestyle brand. Having scoured the depths of Paris for ten years to share the city’s best-kept secret spots, they now take on another city they love: Tokyo.

The “Soul of” collection is a new approach to the art of traveling that consists of vagabonding around, chance encounters, and unforgettable experiences. Guides for those who want to unlock the hidden doors of a city, feel out its heartbeat, plumb every last nook and cranny to uncover its soul.

“Japan tastes like a grain of rice. You have to bite into it gently. And get to its heart.” — François Simon


Each guide in the “Soul of” collection includes:

– the 30 best experiences a city has to offer
– interviews with those who give the city its spirit
– an illustrator and city-native


AUTHORS: Fany & Amandine Péchiodat
FORMAT: 12,2 x 18,3 cm
ISBN: 978-2-36195-290-7
PRICE: 14,95 € – US$17.95 – £13.99