This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.
Judith Clancy's expert research weaves a rich narrative of Kyoto's history, local lore, and artistic and religious background to guide you through your journey.
- 31 explorations including 5 mountain routes, 17 World Heritage Sites, Arashiyama, Kiyomizu-dera, Philosopher's Walk, the city's 6 Zen temple complexes, and much more
- Detailed maps tracing each route
- Over 30 descriptive photos
- Tips on etiquette and behavior
- A full index to all sites and attractions
Judith Clancy has lived in Kyoto since 1970, writing and teaching about Japanese culture. Her books describe the many traditions of Kyoto, including music, tea ceremony, and ikebana, and acts as a guide and interpreter for groups and workshops. She is also the author of Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide, Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto: City of Zen, and The Alluring World of Geiko and Maiko. She lives in a 120-year-old converted weaving studio in Nishijin, Kyoto's weaving and dyeing district.