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Kyoto (Anglais) Broché – 29 mars 2012
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Many travel guidebooks are based on the most famous attractions and tell you how to get there.
This one is focused on local neighborhoods and lists the nearest, most interesting sites.
Since I already knew the type of sights I was interested in, I started with those nearest my hotel and worked outward from there.
It was a little confusing to use at first as the smaller maps are referred to larger maps in the back, but the more I used it, the more I liked it.
Information on the transportation systems was also helpful. As I got reacquainted with how to use the trains, subways and bus systems, I was able to get more adventurous and go further and further off the beaten path.
Overall, a great guide. Very readable - highly recommended.
However, it was extremely difficult to find some of the restaurants because they had no English sign, I don't read or speak Japanese, hardly anyone around spoke English, and the address system in Japan is difficult to navigate (the street numbering system is not like ours). This was frustrating when the restaurant was highly recommended and we had carefully selected it and navigated to its approximate location. In this case, a guidebook should include the name of the restaurant in Japanese characters so that one can find it (a picture of the sign would be even better, but the characters would have been enough). What good is knowing that you want to find "Tosuiro" when looking down an alley with a dozen signs in Japanese? We eventually got there, after asking four people, but it was not easy.
1. it's really essential for any guidebook to show the Japanese characters next to every site, restaurant, hotel, shop or subway station listed. Many places have Japanese-only signs, and not many people speak English. The LP frustratingly shows Japanese characters for some things, but not others.
2. The maps are terrible! Get a free map at the local tourist office as soon as you get there.
Nonetheless it got us easily through 5 days in Kyoto (2 more than we planned-- loved it so much we hated to leave!). i highly recommend adding a map from the tourist office & also Japan By Rail if you plan to use the trains at all.
As some other reviewers mentioned, the neighborhood maps in the back were tricky to get a hang of but the more I used them, the easier it became. While major sites were well labeled in both English and Japanese every 100 meters, restaurants and shops were hard to find as most side streets were not labeled nor did they have English lettering on the outside sign. With a little guidance from locals and a bit of guessing, we were able to manage.
I think future editions of this text would benefit from a detailed bus/subway map and a better description of how to "hail a taxi." It sounds silly in retrospect but taxi stands were rare outside of major tourist sites and Kyoto Station. I waited in a rain storm for about 45 minutes waving down taxis with red/blue/green signs on the outside hoping one would stop. I didn't mind too much as I had a good laugh about it but it would be helpful to understand their "not available/available" system a bit better.