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MIKASA

All of the main attractions for visitors to Mikasa (Hokkaido Prefecture) are dotted along the meandering valley of this lush, green-steeped region of Hokkaido. Its mountainous forests are the natural habitat of foxes, deer and bears.
The area commemorates its industrial past with museums and exhibits devoted to coal mining, logging, and vintage trains. Many local attractions serve to focus visitors’ interest on the geological heritage of the town - with the Mikasa City Museum being home to Japan’s largest collection of ammonite fossils.
The tough winter climate consigns most holidaymakers to visiting in the summer months when, around a tower in the town square, revellers enjoy the fireworks and traditional songs and dances of the Hokkai-bon-odori Festival.
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