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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 & Rebecca Milner

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-08-21
Paperback (224 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through thousands of vermillion entrance gates towards the summit of Fushimi Inari-Taisha; glimpse ‘old Japan’ in the lanes of Gion; and time your trip for the best cherry blossom and crimson maple leaves. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of destination and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Kyoto:

  • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, cuisine, politics, etiquette
  • Covers Downtown Kyoto, Kyoto Station Area, Southern Higashiyama, Northern Higashiyama, Central Kyoto, Northwest Kyoto, Arashiyama & Sagano, Kitayama Area & North Kyoto

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Kyoto is our most comprehensive guide to the city, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Kyoto & Osaka, our handy-sized guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a shorter visit. After wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Japan for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Rebecca Milner

Lonely Planet
Paperback (184 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)
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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.

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. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu

By Beth Reiber

FrommerMedia
Released: 2018-12-11
Paperback (352 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu
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In a country of fascinating contrasts―ultramodern cities, ancient traditions, majestic mountain ranges―Frommer’s cuts through the noise and confusion to deliver a guide to Japan that’s clear, candid, thorough, and portable. Expert planning tips, honest assessments of hotels and attractions, accessible itineraries designed to appeal to a wide range of interests, and insightful commentaries on Japanese history and culture lead travelers to the sort of authentic experiences and exciting adventures that make for truly unforgettable journeys. It’s the sort of travel that Frommer’s has been making happen for more than 60 years. And with accurate and timely pricing info as well as helpful money-saving advice, you can see Japan no matter the size of your budget.



*Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map



*Strategic itineraries, including for families and weeklong stays, so you can make the most of your time



*Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences―and advice on the ones not worth your time and money



*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more



*Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommers.

The Monocle Travel Guide to Kyoto: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Gestalten
Released: 2018-03-27
Hardcover (148 pages)

The Monocle Travel Guide to Kyoto: The Monocle Travel Guide Series
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Monocle reports from around the globe. As its Edited bys 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.

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (176 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka (Travel Guide)
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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
  • 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.

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. The world awaits!

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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.

FEATURES
•  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

DK Eyewitness Japan (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-06-18
Paperback (352 pages)

DK Eyewitness Japan (Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks

Discover Japan with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this fascinating country before you've even packed your case - catch the buzz of futuristic Tokyo, step back in time in Kyoto, hike in mountainous Hokkaido or snorkel in Okinawa's clear waters. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Japan covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.

  •  Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there
  •  Reasons to love Japan: incredible culture, natural wonders, a unique culinary scene - what will yours be?
  •  See Japan from a different angle - 30 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country
  •  A year-long calendar of events in Japan gives a selection of celebrations and festivals for all seasons
  •  Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
  •  Detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease
  •  Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
  •  The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
  •  Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries cover the whole country, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route
  •  Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Tokyo's Senso-ji Temple, Kyoto's Nijo Castle and the majestic Himeji Castle
  •  Covers Tokyo; Central Honshu; Kyoto City; Western Honshu; Shikoku; Kyushu; Okinawa; Northern Honshu; and Hokkaido

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.

On a shorter trip? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Tokyo.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2020 NEW EDITION)

By Ken Fukuyama

Independently published
Paperback (246 pages)

Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2020 NEW EDITION)
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In this book, Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama will share with you:

  • The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 30+ times
  • Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido
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  • Detailed maps of Japan
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  • The events and festivals in Japan
  • Much, much more!

About Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama

Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it.

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Kyoto Without Crowds: A Guide to the City's Most Peaceful Temples and Gardens

By Ian Littlewood

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (264 pages)

Kyoto Without Crowds: A Guide to the City s Most Peaceful Temples and Gardens
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Western tourists rarely see more of Kyoto than a handful of famous sites – lovely but often crowded to bursting point. And far from peaceful. If you are willing to step just a short way off the beaten track, there is a different city to be explored. A few minutes from the tour buses you can find modest temple gates that open on to courtyards and gardens of mesmerizing beauty. Most tourists are quite unaware of them. This book is a practical guide to the best of these places. For those with limited time, the layout makes it easy to check which of them is nearby when you visit any of the city’s major tourist sites.


 
 
 

 
 
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