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Wallpaper* City Guide Kyoto


The fast-track guide for the smart traveller


Wallpaper*


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Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

  • Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style
  • 55 stunning original colour photographs
  • A unique barometer of the contemporary scene
  • Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight
  • A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods
  • Published December 2016



    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Paperback
    Size: 160 x 108 mm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in)
    Pages: 128 pp
    Illustrations: 55 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714872704

    Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine's travel experts, in-house editors and on-the-ground correspondents who are part of the local scene, providing under-the-radar insider recommendations.

  • Landmarks - The shape of the city skyline
  • Hotels - Where to stay and which rooms to book
  • 24 Hours - See the best of the city in just one day
  • Urban Life - Caf├ęs, restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Insider's Guide - Local knowledge from within the scene
  • Art and Design - Galleries, studios and public spaces
  • Architour - A guide to the city's iconic buildings
  • Shops - The best retail therapy and what to buy
  • Escapes - Where to go if you want to leave town
  • "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "For fashionistas, hipsters, architects and anyone who wouldn't be caught dead where the tourists go."—Alicia Miller, Sunday Times Travel

    "Ultra-stylish."—Time Magazine

    "Sophisticated."—The New York Times

    "Attractive and well-researched."—USA Today

    "Packed with insider info on the world's coolest hotels, restaurants and attractions."—Vogue

    "This pocket-sized guide doesn't sacrifice substance for style."—The Independent

    "For discerning jet-setters... The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

    From the introduction:

    "Since the samurai battles of the 15th century, Kyoto has avoided confrontation by preserving the old and tolerating the new, which is what makes it so alluring. This is a place where mixologists use tea-ceremony techniques to pour a single malt in a bar that is so minimal you cannot see any bottles; where 100-year-old architecture is repurposed for 21st-century retail; and where artisans use ancestral methods to make fabric for Lady Gaga's shoes..."

    "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

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