May 10 2019


We’re grateful and proud to have received such great reviews from publications with in-depth knowledge of Japan and its culture.


Thanks to Metropolis for these kind words!



May 10 2019


Did you know that the pages of JAPAN – 100 HIDDEN TOWNS have easy-to-use QR codes that connect to this website, with detailed, interactive Google Maps showing the featured attractions for all 100 towns in the book, making your travels around rural Japan even easier.


See the video here.

March 28 2019


This autumn, Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup. If you are coming, and want to explore a little bit of rural Japan on your days between matches, JAPAN – 100 HIDDEN TOWNS is the perfect travel guidebook for your stay.


Many of the featured towns in the book are within an easily-managed day trip of the host cities.


We have prepared a short YouTube video clip for each of the 12 venues, showing recommended places to visit.


Whether you are seeing a game in Sapporo, Kumagaya, Yokohama, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kamaishi, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Toyota, Osaka or Oita, a taste of rural Japan is not far way!


book image 'JAPAN - 100 HIDDEN TOWNS'

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.

ISBN : 9784905527497