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Kyoto


Temple of the Golden Pavilion:
Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan
Located in the center of Honshu, Kyoto is a city in Japan. As of 2006, Kyoto had a population of 1,473,068.

Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan, but today it is principally known outside of the country for the Kyoto Protocol (full name: Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which is an international treaty on climate change. The treaty, which was opened for signature on December 11th 1997, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and assigns mandatory reductions for some signatories.

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Lonely Planet Kyoto (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (224 pages)

Lonely Planet Kyoto (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get a panoramic view of Kyoto at Ginkaku-ji, catch a glimpse of geishas in the Gion district, or see Arashiyama's infinite stalks of bamboo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kyoto and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Kyoto Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, performing arts, crafts, architecture, gardens, politics, and tea
  • Free, convenient pull-out Kyoto map (included in print version), plus over 28 neighbourhood maps
  • Covers Arashiyama, Sagano, the Kitayama Area, Northern Higashiyama, Southern Higashiyama, Northwest Kyoto, Downtown Kyoto, Central Kyoto, Kurama, Kibune, Ohara, Takao, the Gion district, Kyoto Station Area, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Kyoto, our most comprehensive guide to Kyoto, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Japan, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (184 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get a panoramic view of Kyoto at Ginkaku-ji, catch a glimpse of geishas in the Gion district, or amble through the streets of Amerika-Mura; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Kyoto & Osaka and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Kyoto map (included in print version), plus more than 10 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Downtown Kyoto, Central Kyoto, Southern Higashiyama, Arashiyama & Sagano, Kita, Minami and more.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Kyoto's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Kyoto guide.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the Japan has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu (Easy Guides)

By Beth Reiber

Frommermedia
Paperback (354 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu (Easy Guides)
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Although it focuses on Tokyo and Kyoto -- the two Japanese cities that most tourists want to visit -- Frommer's EasyGuide to Japan also examines the Japanese locations to which most tourists make day-trips or longer excursions from the two must-sees. Enjoying a far more favorable exchange rate than in recent years, the now-moderately-priced Japan is enjoying a major upswing in its incoming tourism, and our experienced author of many previous guidebooks to Japan has made it even easier to enjoy, easier to understand, easier to tour, in a concise "Easy Guide" designed to fit into pocket or purse.

Kyoto: Seven Paths to The Heart of The City

By Diane Durston

Kodansha International
Released: 2014-10-10
Paperback (68 pages)

Kyoto: Seven Paths to The Heart of The City
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What better way to see Kyoto than at dawn, when the back streets and alleys of this 1,200-year-old city are still under the spell of the past? Old folks fuss about with their bonsai and laundry poles, pausing to chat on their way to the neighborhood shrine with flowers and morning prayers. Knock-kneed white egrets stalk the stream beds for breakfast, and the giant bronze temple bells awaken the former capital of Japan every morning as they have done for centuries.

Through wars, fires, famines, tyrants, and now rapid modernization, the old neighborhoods of Kyoto are the places where the customs and traditions of this fascinating city, with its confusing blend of old and new, have managed to survive.

American writer and former Kyoto resident Diane Durston introduces seven must-see precincts of this ancient capital city, including four Historic Preservation Districts. Among them are the world-famous geisha quarter, the kimono textile neighborhoods, the sake-brewing area of Fushimi, and the tea-growing region of Uji. Durston weaves together local lore and historical sites to create a panoply of provocative walking tours that take the reader back in time to the elegance of earlier days.

Accompanying each section is a full-color map and the fine photography of Katsuhiko Mizuno, a Kyoto native and one of the city's most famous photographers. Sections highlighting Kyoto crafts, cuisine, festivals, and tourist essentials round out this attractive volume, making it the perfect introduction —and guide— to one of the world's most evocative cities.

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•  Photographs by one of Kyoto's most renowned photographers
•  Locations of the most important Historic Preservations Districts
•  Detailed maps and suggested routes
•  Scenic and little-known walking paths
•  Completely revised and updated information

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

By Leslie Buck

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Hardcover (280 pages)

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
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“An unusual and entertaining memoir.” —New York Times Book Review

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature’s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.

Kyoto Travel Map Fourth Edition

Periplus Editions
Released: 2013-10-22
Map (1 pages)

Kyoto Travel Map Fourth Edition
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The Kyoto Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.

Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more!

This 4th edition includes maps and plans that are scaled to:

City Plans:
  • Central Kyoto 1:20,000
  • Greater Kyoto 1:55,000
  • Kawaramachi & Gion 1:10,000
  • Nara 1:17,500
Area Map:
  • Kansai 1:250,000
Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.

Japan: Japan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan (Tokyo Travel, Kyoto Travel, Osaka Travel, Hiroshima, Budget Travel Japan)

By 101 Coolest Things

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (56 pages)

Japan: Japan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan (Tokyo Travel, Kyoto Travel, Osaka Travel, Hiroshima, Budget Travel Japan)
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Your Ultimate Guide to Japan Travel!



Forget those long and boring guidebooks! 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan cuts out the nonsense and gives you all the essential information for traveling in Japan’s most iconic locations: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more besides!
You’ll learn all of the most amazing things to see, eat, buy, and do from museums to restaurants, festivals to parties!

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We tell you the things that other Japan travel guides don’t. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll learn from the book. - the very best things to shove in your pie hole, from street food staples like octopus stuffed wheat balls to fancy Michelin restaurants in Hiroshima - the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of Japan back home with you, whether that’s in the form of an authentic robe or a piece of dine Japanese china - incredible festivals, whether you’re into traditional Japanese dancing or you want to check out a street jazz festival in Kobe - the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss from 6th century Sinto shrines to 14th century wooden castles - outstanding experiences in nature from climbing volcanoes to discovering underwater ruins on diving trips - and tonnes more coolness besides!

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Kyoto: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Gestalten
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Monocle reports from around the globe. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Designed to be compact and collectible, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city – no matter how short their stay. The guides are also discerning: they will not list a hundred places to eat, but they will focus on what is best for any occasion.


 
 
 

 
 
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