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Exploring Kyoto: On Foot In The Ancient Capital

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The thirty walking tours in Exploring Kyoto take you both to famous sites and to little-known but equally rewarding treasures tucked away up back streets or behind an unassuming gate or doorway. Supplemented with detailed maps for each walk, sixteen pages of color photographs, and thoroughly researched information on the city's culture and history, Exploring Kyoto is a b ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Weatherhill
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To tell you the honest truth, I don't know why I didn't buy this sooner. OK, I do know why I didn't buy it sooner. "A guide book on Kyoto? Yeah, right. Why does someone living in Kansai need one of them?" Arrogance, at its best. Well, I humble myself to say that I'm now kicking myself for not getting it years ago.

Every resident of Kansai, at least - and local residents who visit Kyoto regularly, for that fact - should buy this guide and Clancy's latest, Machiya Restaurant Guide. Both are indisp
Thirty walking tours -- I did several of them (or portions) and found Clancy's information helpful, though I wish some of the maps that accompany the text were a little easier to read. Or at least the one for Arashiyama.
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