Following up their London and New York Travel Guides, Monocle continues its global library with two new titles, Tokyo and Hong Kong:
"It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo—so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will find a city of exceptional charm and breathtaking efficiency. The Japanese capital is a fascinating tangle of opposites: the latest technology and traditional arts; crowded stations and quiet backstreets; concrete highways and green parks. Yet it all works like a dream."
"Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diverse than you’d imagine. Navigate the futuristic covered skyways connecting office towers and you’ll pass over temples from which incense smoke trails towards the heavens. This city can appear to be an impenetrable collection of concrete high-rises, but you are rarely further than a short taxi ride from verdant hikes. The mix of high and low will charm the most hardened urban travellers."