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Kyoto is Japan's ancient capital and modern-day center of tourism and traditional culture. Founded nearly 1,300 years ago and undamaged by the war, Kyoto today is one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities, home to 17 World Heritage sites and over 2,000 temples and shrines.Kyoto presents 29 easy-to-follow walking tours through the city's 1,300 years of history, ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published April 10th 2011 by Tuttle Publishing (first published October 15th 2010)
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Rowdy Scarlett
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Last year, I went to Kyoto for the first time. I stayed for two weeks and was very happy that I bought and read this book on walks in Kyoto. It was extremely helpful and I referred to it while in Japan. Excellent for the first time and will be taking it with me again, should I return, which I hope will be soon.
Ietrio
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
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Probably one way to scam a city guide out of his or her money with minimal investment.
Zheluo Cai
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a remarkably detailed tour guide to all the most culturally relevant sites in Kyoto; overwhelmingly religious sites. The historical narratives to each site are well worth the book if you are a history buff. The maps and directions are fairly detailed for all the 29 Walks. To really appreciate the city through the guide, you may have to return to Kyoto several times to savour what it has to offer. It would be an ideal companion if you were resident for a couple of years in Kyoto.
Mark Darrah
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital should not be mistaken as a "map" book. This guide directs travelers to fascinating sites and provides maps, of course, and suggestions. Its real value, though, is as an in-depth reference.

To first time visitors, Kyoto appears inaccessible and hopelessly complex. This fine book lets Kyoto's mystery and history shine forth like a brilliant jewel.
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