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HITOYOSHI
  • HISTORY
  • HOT SPRINGS
  • WILDLIFE / NATURE

Bordering the rapid-flowing Kuma River and surrounded by the mountains of southern Kumamoto, the historical castle town of Hitoyoshi (Kumamoto Prefecture) has an abundance of attractions for visitors.
Known as ‘Little Kyoto’, thanks to the temples and shrines dotted around the town and its periphery, the town also boasts the ruins of Hitoyoshi Castle, once the residence of the long-ruling Sagara family.
Boat rides on the Kuma River, or biking and strolling along its banks, are recommended to fully appreciate the town. Follow all that up with a soak in one of Hitoyoshi’s many onsen, and the town is perfect for a two- or three-day stay.
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