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Tokyo Shopping Guide in print!

I am so pleased to finally announce the print version of my Tokyo Shopping Guide. It’s by far the most popular thing on my site and makes me happy every day to see how many people find their way here from search engines, and knowing they’ll find the answer to their query. I get so many people emailing and commenting saying they’re going to print out all the information and take it with them so I’m happy to be able to help out even more by providing a pocket-sized print version. It’s A6 size so will fit in any pocket or handbag ready for consulting as you travel. It contains most of the information available online along with a few little extras. I really want to stress that the online version will still always be available for free – the printed version is an accompaniment, not a replacement.

Also available is Ten Days in Tokyo, my new zine about all the fun and adventures we had in Japan last October. It tells all about our sightseeing, shopping, eating and general fun times and is full of photos. We literally went everywhere in Tokyo so it should be a good read for anyone planning a trip or wishing they could go someday.

Both are now available in the shop for PRE-ORDER. Printing up zines costs money upfront so I’m doing a pre-order period while I do the proofreading and final tweaking. Pre-orders give me an idea of how many copies to get printed as the initial run and also help cover the costs. All pre-orders will ship in a couple of week’s time and you’ll get a free gift in your order as a thank you, yay!

So, what are you waiting for? Get ye over to the shop!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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