A Contemplative Guide
Product Number: EB00644358
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462913107
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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This Kyoto travel guide presents the best tourists sites in Japan's spiritual and historical capital. With this guide the visitor needs no further assistance to learn all that a place has to offer. It is factual, concise, and complete. This Japan travel book is generously illustrated with photographs, maps, route plans, and building plans, as well as a selection of reproductions from old prints and picture scrolls. The sights were specifically chosen to give foreign visitors a broad understanding of Kyoto's political, religious, and cultural history. Among them are the ancient Phoenix Hall of the Byodo-in, the famous rock garden at Ryoan-ji, the mountain temples of Enryaku-ji, the lavishly decorated Nijo Castle of the Tokugawas, the Silver Pavilion and its remarkable garden, and the "all-time temple," Kiyomizu. Three appendices-a chart of Japanese art periods, a glossary and a list of useful Japanese phrases-further enhance its value.

Author(s): Gouverneur Mosher
Genre: Travel
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 1964

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