Kyoto Without Crowds: A Guide To The City's Most Peaceful Temples And Gardens
Western tourists rarely see more of Kyoto than a handful of famous sites – lovely but often crowded to bursting point. Yet just a few minutes from the tour buses you can find quiet temples and little-known gardens of mesmerizing beauty. Most tourists never even hear of them. This book, designed with multiple links for use on smartphones or tablets, is a practical guide to the best of these places. More
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 what is nearby when visiting any of the city’s major tourist sites, and the book is designed with multiple links for quick reference on smartphones or tablets.
Please make use of the free sample to see what the book is like and which temples are included.
Ian Littlewood is the author of a number of other books, including Venice: A Literary Companion, Sultry Climates: Travel and Sex since the Grand Tour, The Rough Guide History of France, and The Idea of Japan: Western Images, Western Myths. For more information, go to his website: www.ianlittlewood.com
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