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Books by Colin Smith

  • Getting Around Kyoto

    Colin Smith

    Product Code: BEEEY
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    This Kyoto and Nara travel guide contains everything you need for getting around the region including a pull-out atlas!

    Kyoto is the number one travel destination for foreigners in Japan, but it can be a difficult place to navigate if you don't know Japanese. This handy new pocket atlas and transportation guide is an indispensable tool to help non-Japanese visitors find their way around the city.

    Dedicated journalist and urban explorer Colin Smith has devoted many years to exploring Japan on foot and by various forms of public transportation. Getting Around Kyoto and Nara is conveniently divided into chapters showing the user how to get to Kyoto by air or train, how to get into the city, and how to get around Kyoto and into the surrounding countryside using public transport. It includes chapters for Nara, Uji, Fushimi, Otsu, Ohara, Mt. Hiei, Kurama and other popular tourist areas around Kyoto.

    Detailed maps are given for each district of Kyoto showing the precise locations of temples, shrines, gardens, museums, hotels, shopping districts, restaurants, parks and other landmarks. Smith gives the reader detailed information on how to take a subway, a train or a bus around the city, how to read the signs, and how to operate the Japanese ticket machines to buy a ticket. He provides route diagrams showing all the stops along each route so users know where to get on and off.

    Getting Around Kyoto and Nara includes: A large fold-out map of Kyoto Detailed area inset maps Train and subway routes Bus routes and bus stops near all the sights Other means of transport, like renting a bicycle and taking a taxiThis guide is packed with practical and useful information on the Kyoto region's lodgings, restaurants, and the best places to visit--including all of the region's famous temples, shrines, parks and historical monuments.

    • £12.49
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  • Singapore Burning

    Colin Smith

    Product Code: ADBLV
    Paperback
    Churchill's description of the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942, after Lt-Gen Percival's surrender led to over 100,000 British, Australian, and Indian troops falling into the hands of the Japanese, was no wartime exaggeration. The Japanese had promised that there would be no Dunkirk in Singapore, and its fall led to imprisonment, torture, and death for thousands of allied men and women. With much new material from British, Australian, Indian and Japanese sources, Colin Smith has woven together the full and terrifying story of the fall of Singapore and its aftermath. Here, alongside cowardice and incompetence, are forgotten acts of enormous heroism; treachery yet heart-rending loyalty; Japanese compassion as well as brutality from the bravest and most capricious enemy the British ever had to face.
    • £12.89
    • RRP £14.99
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