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Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Viewing Locations in, Google Maps, or Google Earth

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This page explains using, Google maps and Google Earth in conjunction with my book Tokyo Stroll. The maps and bookmarks discussed can be used without the book.

About the book.

Tokyo Stroll is a guide to twenty two neighborhoods in Tokyo. I describe locations in each neighborhood that may be of interest and let you wander as you want. It comes with maps which are detailed to the point that you will know how many buildings from a corner a location is, I hate having to try to figure out where I am from vague directions. The book is for those who simply wish to wander about and look at what is there.


I figure Google Maps and Google Earth are so well known they don't need an explanation. I also realize many people will prefer to not download a new map app. However please read the following description of, you may want to at least try it out. is a free app, the maps are also free, that does not required a data connection, you navigate with just GPS. If you are using on a device that does not have GPS you still have very detailed maps to use.

Not requiring a data connection has advantages:

  • No extra data fees while traveling to other countries.
  • A data connection may not exist if you are in a place outside urban areas.

Adding to your smartphone or tablet:

  1. On your smartphone or tablet go to the website and download the app..
  2. Then in the app download the Kantō Region maps by clicking "More" and then "Download Maps."

The location bookmarks to use with, Google Maps, and Google Earth:

I have created bookmark lists, updated September 28, 2022, of sites in Tokyo Stroll and this supplement to use with the app, Google Maps or Google Earth. You don't need to own the book to use the bookmarks but it does explain what each item in the TokyoStroll.kmz bookmark file is.

  1. Clicking on a link below will download the bookmarks file.
  2. Only will display the different colors. Google Maps and Google Earth will only display one color.
  3. It is much easier to import the bookmark files into than into Google Mas or Google Earth.

TokyoStroll.kmz (TokyoStroll.kmz) These indicate items with entries in Tokyo Stroll and show up as Green in In a few cases these may be a branch of business that is described on a different detail map.

TokyoSuppl.kmz These are items listed in this Tokyo Stroll web supplement as well as some branch locations of businesses on different detail maps in the book and show up as Red in

TokyoHandy.kmz (TokyoHandy.kmz) These are useful locations such as kōban, public restrooms, rail and subway stations, landmarks, etc.and show up as Purple in

Using the Bookmarks in

Using the Bookmarks in Google Maps and Google Earth

Bookmark and List Updates:

The bookmarks will be updated on occasion, these will be announced on my blog.

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Created July 10, 2019 | Content last updated November 8, 2022