Lonely Planet fills a niche by being a good source of information you are not likely to find in other guides, like the funky and the inexpensive, but really I wish they would make their guides more user friendly. A few years ago we discovered Lonely Planet travel guides. They have been a staple of every trip ever since. The Kyoto book was no exception. The major highlights of this book include: - Great walking tours - Fun listings of out of the way places - Interesting history and background - Good tips and recommendations for everything from getting around on the subway (complete with a handy map), to reliable restaurant recommendations.
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Chris Rowthorn is a long-time Kyoto resident, author of Lonely Planet Kyoto and owns ChrisRowthornTours. com is his online guide to Kyoto. Chris Rowthorn was born in Oxford, England, in 1966. He was raised in the United States, where he attended Vassar College, graduating with the class of 1989. After the mandatory stint as an English teacher, Chris started writing for the Japan Times in 1995. In 1996, Chris was recruited by Lonely Planet Publications to work on their guidebooks to Japan. Since then, Chris has written over 25 books for Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet City Guide. The only full-length guide to Kyoto features an expanded Food & Drink chapter that makes translating menus in traditional, less-visited restaurants effortless. Widespread use of Japanese script aids navigation.
Private walking tours of Japan by Lonely Planet author Chris Rowthorn. Trip planning and consultation. Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara, Hiroshima and more. During this time, I’ve also written 19 guidebooks for Lonely Planet about Kyoto and the rest of Japan. I offer you private walking tours of Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara, Hiroshima and Kanazawa. My private walking tours of Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara, Hiroshima and Kanazawa combine a perfect selection of important tourist sites and off-the-beaten path gems.
Yes, I like Lonely Planet guidebooks. And yes, you know exactly why I bought this book. Anyway, we used it thoroughly when we went to Kyoto in August, and we plan on going back once or twice in the next few months, so I feel I got my money's worth. Heck, even if I had never gone to Kyoto, it was worth every penny - it's interesting, informative, and has pretty pictures . see all 2 descriptions).
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Lonely Planet Kyoto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get a panoramic view of Kyoto at Ginkaku-ji, catch a glimpse of geishas in the Gion district, or see Arashiyama's infinite stalks of bamboo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kyoto and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Kyoto Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout. Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests.