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Kyoto by John Dougill
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Feb 01, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012, school, owned
Read from January 19 to February 01, 2012

A sprawling and often meandering cultural history of the city of Kyoto, this is a nicely personalized (as opposed to scholarly) account of the city's treasures. It's packed with interesting anecdotes about different notable figures and places, and at times serves as a loose guidebook to Kyoto's traditions and attractions. At times Dougill is too generalizing, but as a whole the book is a nice companion to a more in-depth, academic study of the city.
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Tfitoby are you planning a trip or just interested, alex?


Alex I'm actually taking a course on Kyoto's culture and history, this was part of my syllabus. I will definitely visit one day though!


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