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UKIHA
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The rural town of Ukiha (Fukuoka Prefecture) evolved as a well-to-do area of farmers and industrialists whose advantageous location allowed their businesses and wealth to expand so much that they were also able to patronise a local, creative culture.
Visitors to Ukiha have access to three very distinct attractions. Amid the canals and narrow streets of the old centre of commerce, there is still an area where the iconic, white-walled merchant houses of the town’s forefathers have been tastefully maintained, and which are now home to a variety of thriving local businesses, such as independent coffee shops, bakeries, and bookshops.
A little further to the south, at the foot of the Minou mountain range, is a quiet cluster of chic boutiques known as Budo-no-Tane.
After all your retail therapy desires have been satisfied, head even further into the mountains to experience thatched farmhouses, breathtaking views of paddies, and the warm hospitality of the villages of Tagomori and Niikawa.
One of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.

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JAPAN - 100 HIDDEN TOWNS

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Japan – 100 Hidden Towns is a travel guidebook to Japan off-the-beaten-track – the lesser known towns, where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. 100 towns, selected from all of the country’s 47 prefectures, are reviewed with a focus on nature, culture, food, access, and key dates – each illustrated with colourful photographs. Information on each of Japan’s eight regions and their major tourist attractions, general advice for travellers, and listings of useful phrases are also provided, helping visitors to maximise the enjoyment of their travels. Over 400 pages of colour photographs and useful information.

PUBLISHER : NELLIE’S ENGLISH BOOKS 
ISBN : 9784905527497