Kyoto is old Japan writ large: atmospheric temples, sublime gardens, traditional teahouses and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Kyoto, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.
Lonely Planet’s Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through thousands of vermillion entrance gates towards the summit of Fushimi Inari-Taisha; glimpse ‘old Japan’ in the lanes of Gion; and time your trip for the best cherry blossom and crimson maple leaves. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of destination and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Kyoto:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itinerarieshelp you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tipsto save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets- eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insightsprovide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, cuisine, politics, etiquette
Coverage Includes: Downtown Kyoto, Kyoto Station Area, Southern Higashiyama, Northern Higashiyama, Central Kyoto, Northwest Kyoto, Arashiyama & Sagano, Kitayama Area & North Kyoto