Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians, but don’t be fooled: there’s more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko. Japan’s former capital has its own distinct identity, dialect and dishes, and beyond the Buddhist temples and Zen gardens you’ll find a dynamic city that’s constantly evolving.
Introducing you to the innovative chefs making waves in the kitchens and workshops that have been crafting cooking knives for generations, giving you a rundown of the forward-thinking fashion retailers and revealing Monocle’s favourite modernist architecture and mid-century monuments, this guide also includes the stories of local gardeners, ryokan operators and architects who invite you through the hanging noren of this most enigmatic of cities. Slip off your shoes and step right in.
About the Authors
Canadian Journalist, Entrepreneur and Magazine Publisher Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-Chief of Monocle.
Andrew Tuck is the Founding Editor of the global magazine Monocle.
London-based Joe Pickard is a keen Photographer, avid Instagrammer and Book Editor at Monocle magazine.
About the Publisher
gestalten continues to actively reimagine how it approaches publishing and wishes to inform and inspire its community and, in turn, be inspired by it. With its extensive range of titles, gestalten not only seeks to enhance and enrich its readers’ lives but to also continually engage with the surrounding creative landscape.