Kyoto, imperial heart of Japan, is where arts and culture reign supreme. Escape the frenzy of Tokyo and Osaka for the flutter of cherry blossoms and the serenity of a zen garden. Let the insider knowledge in this bestselling guide transport you to another era.
Walk In Wonderthrough the famed Silver Pavilion, Tatsumi shrine and Arashiyama’s magical bamboo forest on comprehensive walking tours
Dine Like An Emperoron steaming sukiyaki, soothing soba and the high cuisine of kaiseki – expert-written reviews show you the menu
Select From The Best– Shopping chapter shows you Kyoto's finest wood-block prints, ceramics, kimono, and washi (Japanese paper)
Sleep Like An Angelin tatami-scented ryokan or serene temple lodgings – our Sleeping chapter has accommodation covered
Connect With The Artsin Japan's cultural capital – local author Chris Rowthorn shows off kabuki, pottery, tea ceremonies and kimono textiles