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Notes on Kyoto – temple hopping and urban wanders


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Accommodation Review

Hostel Review: Piece Hostel Sanjo, Kyoto – Japan

Travel Guides – Official guide to Kyoto.

Inside Kyoto – Online guide to Kyoto written by Chris Rowthorn, author of Lonely Planet Kyoto and long-time Kyoto resident.


Deep Kyoto – A blog of things to do, events, and places to eat in Kyoto.

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Kyoto Foodie – Kyoto Foodie is dedicated to the culinary culture of Kyoto, Japan.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Kyoto (Travel Guide)


Kyoto: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)Kyoto: A Cultural History (Cityscapes) by John Dougill.

Kyoto, the ancient former capital of Japan, breathes history and mystery. Its temples, gardens and palaces are testimony to many centuries of aristocratic and religious grandeur. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. John Dougill explores this most venerable of Japanese cities, revealing the spirit of place and the individuals that have shaped its often dramatic history.

Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan's Premodern CapitalKyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital by Matthew Stavros.

Kyoto was Japan’s political and cultural capital for more than a millennium before the dawn of the modern era. Until about the fifteenth century, it was also among the world’s largest cities and, as the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, it was a place where the political, artistic, and religious currents of Asia coalesced and flourished.

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