This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.
Judith Clancy's expert research weaves a rich narrative of Kyoto's history, local lore, and artistic and religious background to guide you through your journey.
31 explorations including 5 mountain routes, 17 World Heritage Sites, Arashiyama, Kiyomizu-dera, Philosopher's Walk, the city's 6 Zen temple complexes, and much more
Detailed maps tracing each route
Over 30 descriptive photos
Tips on etiquette and behavior
A full index to all sites and attractions
"Exploring Kyoto by long-term resident Judith Clancy is an excellent guide to exploring Kyoto on foot."-Lonely Planet Japan
Reviews of author's previous Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide
"Opens our eyes to the beauty of details.... In these days of digital tablet guides, it's heartwarming to find publishers still dedicated to producing books that have texture and spatial depth, the warmth that only paper, with its shadows and grain, can transmit."-Japan Times
"Judith Clancy has done a great job of making her expertise available to the visitor to Kyoto with this travel guide, in a small edition to fit easily into a bag or backpack."-Vegetable Japan blog
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