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IWAKI

The area in and around Iwaki is a testament to innovation and to the resilience of its residents.
Situated near the east coast of Fukushima Prefecture, it was part of Japan’s largest coal field until oil replaced coal as Japan’s main source of power in the 1960s. The local economy faced ruin, before the owner of the Joban Tanko coal mine had the idea of using the area’s hot springs as one of the main attractions of a new Hawaiian-themed spa resort.
As well as Iwaki’s many family-themed attractions, it is also the home to beautiful rolling hills, and shrines.
One of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.

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