Judith Clancy

Judith Clancy has lived in Kyoto since 1970, writing and teaching about Japanese culture. Her books describe the many traditions of Kyoto, including music, tea ceremony, and ikebana, and acts as a guide and interpreter for groups and workshops.

She is also the author of Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide, Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto: City of Zen, and The Alluring World of Geiko and Maiko. She lives in a 120-year-old converted weaving studio in Nishijin, Kyoto's weaving and dyeing district.

(photo by Allan Mandell)
 

 

 


Praise

  • "Exploring Kyoto by long-term resident Judith Clancy is an excellent guide to exploring Kyoto on foot."
    —Lonely Planet Japan
  • "Opens our eyes to the beauty of details.... In these days of digital tablet guides, it's heartwarming to find publishers still dedicated to producing books that have texture and spatial depth, the warmth that only paper, with its shadows and grain, can transmit."
    —The Japan Times
  • "Judith Clancy has done a great job of making her expertise available to the visitor to Kyoto with this travel guide, in a small edition to fit easily into a bag or backpack."
    —Vegetable Japan blog

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