Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;This Kyoto and Nara travel guide contains everything you need for getting around the region including a pull-out atlas!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Kyoto is the number one travel destination for foreigners in Japan, but it can be a difficult place to navigate if you don't know Japanese. This handy new pocket atlas and transportation guide is an indispensable tool to help non-Japanese visitors find their way around the city.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Dedicated journalist and urban explorer Colin Smith has devoted many years to exploring Japan on foot and by various forms of public transportation. andlt;iandgt;Getting Around Kyoto and Naraandlt;/iandgt; is conveniently divided into chapters showing the user how to get to Kyoto by air or train, how to get into the city, and how to get around Kyoto and into the surrounding countryside using public transport. It includes chapters for Nara, Uji, Fushimi, Otsu, Ohara, Mt. Hiei, Kurama and other popular tourist areas around Kyoto.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Detailed maps are given for each district of Kyoto showing the precise locations of temples, shrines, gardens, museums, hotels, shopping districts, restaurants, parks and other landmarks. Smith gives the reader detailed information on how to take a subway, a train or a bus around the city, how to read the signs, and how to operate the Japanese ticket machines to buy a ticket. He provides route diagrams showing all the stops along each route so users know where to get on and off.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Getting Around Kyoto and Naraandlt;/iandgt; includes:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; A large fold-out map of Kyoto andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Detailed area inset mapsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Train and subway routesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Bus routes and bus stops near all the sightsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Other means of transport, like renting a bicycle and taking a taxiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This guide is packed with practical and useful information on the Kyoto region's lodgings, restaurants, and the best places to visitand#8212;including all of the region's famous temples, shrines, parks and historical monuments.
An indispensable tool for getting around Kyoto, this handy guide comes loaded with a folded map, lots of area maps, train routes, subway routes and bus routesand#8212;essential and practical information for navigating around Kyoto.
Essential and practical information for navigating Kyoto
An indispensable tool for getting around Kyoto, this handy guide comes loaded with a folded map, lots of area maps, train routes, subway routes and bus routes—essential and practical information for navigating around Kyoto.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Colin Smithandlt;/bandgt; is a writer and translator who grew up near New York City and is a long-time resident of the Kyoto region. A dedicated urban explorer, he has devoted years to exploring parts of Japan on foot and by various forms of public transportation, and is pleased to offer visitors and residents this essential guide for navigating the area.