Some of the greatest contributions to the world of literature have come from Japan. But these literary greats haven’t just left their mark with a pen. Check out five of Tokyo‘s greatest literary landmarks.
Haruki Murakami is one of the most successful Japanese authors of all time. His works have been translated into dozens of languages and are bestsellers across the globe. Most of his novels are set in modern Japan, including Tokyo. Why not prepare your own tour of some of Murakami’s settings using your favorite reads? Visit the Shinjuku of After Dark, or the Nogata neighborhood where Kafka and Nakata have homes in Kafka on the Shore, or perhaps even the mysterious stairwell before the Ikejiri Exit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway where it all begins and ends in 1Q84.