A travelogue-cum-guidebook, useful for the traveller seeking to find the real Kyoto'. It focuses on the family establishments that have been active for generations. In the old shops and inns that continue to thrive on the narrow backstreets, the visitor may glimpse the old way of life. There are also dozens of maps and photographs. Kyoto is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also the repository of traditional Japanese culture: still very much alive here. Now, completely updated and revised, this lovingly written'