Tokyo Travels

A Parent’s Guide for a Fun Family Holiday

Non-Fiction - Travel
450 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2023
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Author Biography

Suzanne was born in Perth Western Australia and as a young adult grew up in the small country town of Tom Price situated in the outback of Western Australia.

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree, and her interests include hiking, snorkeling, and photography. She also enjoys going to science fiction conventions!

Suzanne has an adventurous spirit and has had the opportunity to experience many exciting adventures including swimming with Whale Sharks on Ningaloo reef, climbing to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, descending into one of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt, flying in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, parachuting from a plane at 12000 feet in York, Western Australia and sitting on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna island in Vanuatu!

In 2019 Suzanne won the award for best Sci fi/Horror in an e-book in the New Apple literary awards for her YA novel Seventeen and received a bronze medal from Readers' Favorite International Writers' Literary competition for her children's novel The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket.

In 2020, she was awarded a Book Excellence Award in Pre-Teen Literature for The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket and nominated for best children's book in both the Top Shelf Awards and International Independent Book Awards.

In 2023 Suzanne produced the Australian feature film The Canary.

Suzanne is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Travel Writers Association, the Australian Society of Authors, and the Australian Science Fiction Society.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever thought of traveling to Japan? What about taking your family with you? Is it a family-friendly country? Are there places and foods that young people will enjoy? Suzanne Lowe’s Tokyo Travels: A Parent’s Guide for a Fun Family Holiday is a must-read if you plan a trip to Japan. She describes Japanese customs that are important to understand and accommodations that might not be suitable for a family. The author has traveled to Japan and shares her experiences so those traveling will know what to expect from the best places to eat, how to get around, and Japanese etiquettes, such as taking one’s shoes off before entering a shrine or residence.

Tokyo Travels is a must-read for those visiting Japan. Suzanne Lowe guides readers through the most possible scenarios and provides tips and suggestions on how to make the entire trip stress-free. From packing tips to character-themed cafes and the best shopping places and so much more, this book will inspire you to take your family to Japan and help you prepare for one of the most enjoyable family vacations ever. The book is logically laid out with useful tips. There are color photographs to help set the scene and lure you into the excitement a trip to Japan will provide for the entire family. So, start planning and packing, and tuck this book into the carry-on for further reading en route.

Philip Van Heusen

If you want to visit Japan or know more about the culture, Tokyo Travels: A Parent’s Guide for a Fun Family Holiday by Suzanne Lowe is the book for you. Although written as a guide for parents visiting Japan with their children, it is so full of great traveling information that it is wonderful for anyone who wants to know more about Tokyo and the surrounding area. The main religions in Japan are Shintoism and Buddhism. When visiting their places of worship, be ready to remove your shoes out of respect. Advice includes wearing good socks and comfortable shoes as well as packing light. One piece of advice is invaluable: have your hotel write down your destination in Japanese so the locals can help you find where you want to go. This book includes lots of information for each suggested location you may visit, including the closest stations, admission fees, addresses, hours of operation, and tips. I enjoyed learning all about Tokyo even though I do not have it on my vacation list—yet.

Suzanne Lowe is an experienced traveling parent who has visited Tokyo several times with her children. She visited Japan with her children at different stages in their lives, including when they were small children and even teens. Her visits have given her great wisdom regarding traveling. She even includes some common phrases in Japanese. Sharing secrets, such as where to find quick snacks and warning that the Japanese disapprove of eating while walking around, Suzanne leaves no stone unturned in Tokyo Travels. Suzanne lives in Australia, so the spelling is similar to British, as are the units of measurement. I highly recommend you take this book with you when you go on vacation. I think this is a wonderful introduction to Japan. I recommend it to all who want to know more about Tokyo.

Joanne Ang

Tokyo Travels by Suzanne Lowe is a travel guide to the capital city of Japan when taking your family with you. Everyone knows that traveling with children can be daunting, especially when it comes to long-distance travel. In a new country with a strange environment and a different language, it can be quite challenging for parents who want to explore the world with their young ones in tow. Fortunately, this travel guide will give you all the nifty tips and tricks, along with top favorite attractions in Tokyo, to ensure that your travels will be smooth sailing from beginning to end. From packing tips and navigation to health and safety, this travel guide is the perfect all-rounder before your next trip to Tokyo.

Tokyo Travels by Suzanne Lowe is an extensive yet concise travel guide for families with younger children. The book covers a lot of ground when it comes to traveling, from the weather that you should expect and Japan’s geography to how the public transport systems work. This is a tour guide that I’m sure parents will appreciate. While it is aimed at people traveling to Tokyo, the handy tips offered by this book can also be applied to parents traveling to other cities in Japan, as well as other countries. While this book focuses on travel with children, offering various solutions to the challenges that may occur, it is also helpful for journeying to Japan in general (without children) as it gives a thorough explanation of how everything in the country works. This is a great book to prepare anybody for a visit to Japan.