January 06 2020


To all of our friends, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year from Japan – 100 Hidden Towns.


2020 promises to be a big year here in Japan, with the eyes of the world watching the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.


We hope that visitors to Japan will take the opportunity to see not just the major cities throughout the archipelago, but also to venture into rural Japan and experience the country’s many idiosyncratic charms.


If you or your friends are planning to visit, make sure that you bring a copy of Japan – 100 Hidden Towns with you to help navigate the experience!


You can buy Japan – 100 Hidden Towns in its paper edition, or as a download from Amazon’s Kindle Store.


Amazon USA / Amazon UK / Amazon Canada / Amazon France / Amazon Germany


We were delighted to receive these photos over the Christmas period of Japan – 100 Hidden Towns on the shelves of the beautiful Stanfords Bookshop in London.


December 09 2019


Seasons Greetings from all of us at Japan – 100 Hidden Towns!


If you have friends and family coming to Tokyo in 2020 for the Summer Olympics, we have the perfect Christmas gift!


TOKYO 2020 – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK is a special excerpt eBook edition of Japan – 100 Hidden Towns, which focuses on 23 towns that we recommend visiting while staying in the Tokyo area. Use our guide for a trip away from the the city and the Olympics, and plan your own hop, step and jump into the lesser-known parts of the Kanto-Koshinetsu region.


TOKYO 2020 – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK is available from the Amazon Kindle Store for $2.99.





November 26 2019


Trying to synchronise your own schedule with that of Mother Nature can be a frustrating experience. A daydreamed vision - a pink cherry-blossom-lined riverside, a silver-frosted mountaintop, or an autumnal forest aflame with crimson foliage - is often sh READ MORE

October 15 2019


Holidaymakers visiting Japan from overseas qualify for some excellent deals for seeing the country by train.   Japan's train network is divided into 6 main regional JR (Japan Rail) companies, which operate the majority of the train servic READ MORE

September 25 2019


Every year in mid-September on the southernmost tip of Chiba, Tateyama holds its Yawatan Festival.   For several weeks, we had been getting excited about plans for revisiting the town, to enjoy yatai stall refreshments while watching mikoshi ( READ MORE

September 09 2019


We are delighted to announce that visitors to Japan from all around the world can now purchase JAPAN – 100 HIDDEN TOWNS in eBook format from Amazon’s Kindle Store!

Download to your device and navigate quickly to all of the information contained within the pages of the book. When you are on your travels, you can also connect instantly to 100 custom-prepared Google Maps, with all of the attractions within the book conveniently highlighted.

On sale from Amazon Kindle Stores all around the world (follow links below for USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany).


Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon France

Amazon Germany

Please note: Only the paperback version of the book is currently available to Amazon Japan customers.


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