All New Easy-to-use maps Preplanning information Practical directory Two-colour layout Expanded listings The difference is in the details. 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 Wonder through the famed Silver Pavilion, Tatsumi shrine and Arashiyama's magical bamboo forest on comprehensive walking tours * Dine Like an Emperor on 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 Angel in tatami-scented ryokan or serene temple lodgings - our Sleeping chapter has accommodation covered * Connect with the Arts in Japan's cultural capital - local author Chris Rowthorn shows off kabuki, pottery, tea ceremonies and kimono textiles.