9784805309186

Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital

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  • ISBN13:

    9784805309186

  • ISBN10:

    4805309180

  • Edition: Map
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/10/2011
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

Kyoto is Japan's ancient capital and modern-day center of tourism and traditional culture. Founded nearly 1,300 years ago and undamaged by the war, Kyoto today is one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities, home to 17 World Heritage sites and over 2,000 temples and shrines. Kyotopresents 29 easy-to-follow walking tours through the city's 1,300 years of history, its many unique districts and scenic areas full of charm and character. This updated, greatly expanded guide features over 100 color photos, as well as approximately 40 brand new, full-color guide maps and diagrams of individual sites.

Author Biography

John H. Martin was a professor of Chinese and Japanese Civilization at the University of Richmond and taught courses in Japanese history, religion and culture at several colleges in New York State. Dr. Martin and his wife, Phyllis G. Martin, have been directors of museums in New York and have traveled extensively in Japan and elsewhere.

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