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on 30 May 2007
If you want to spend all your time in Kyoto exploring temples and shrines then this is the book for you. The walks are well thought out and the commentary is very interesting. However, there is more to this city than torii and stone lanterns (they are fantastic though)! Use this book alongside others to give you a more rounded feel for the place. Kyoto is a very interesting city, but there's more to it than ancient monuments. It's a modern lively town with some great bars, restaurants etc - and one or two oddities.
I can recommend this book, but not as your sole guidebook.
Enjoy your trip - with luck you'll fall in love with Kyoto like I did.