4th edition 2017. Kyoto itself is rich in cultural heritage and has an excellent transit system for getting around. Regardless, one really needs a good map to find the temples and shrines. The map also includes an excellent inset map of Nara, a smaller city with an even greater concentration of temples and historic buildings and Osaka. It is, however, the other side of the map, covering the western part of Japan that is the real value of this map. Stretching from Nagoya in the east past Kyoto and Osaka to Hiroshima and on to Fukuoka, this regional map is at an excellent scale to enable travellers to find their way around easily. All rail lines are included except for the experimental Mag-Rev line (which will be included in the next edition if it passes practical testing). All major roads and touristic attractions are also included. Kyoto 1:12.500/Japan West 1:670.000.