November 3rd 2018 provided a welcome opportunity for a return trip to Kasama in Ibaraki Prefecture. Each year, from mid-October to late November, the streets of Kasama are lined with the floral displays of their annual Chrysant READ MORE
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.
As the cherry-pink petals of Tokyo’s sakura season were being blown away by the capital’s April breezes, we headed to Nagano’s Northern Alps to catch one more fix of Japan’s annual exhibition of springtime beauty. On this trip, we were retu READ MORE
Last October, we made a return trip to Komoro in Nagano Prefecture (www.komoro-tour.jp), where we had a wonderful time taking in some of the attractions that we did not have the opportunity to visit during our initial excursion. Watch a YouT READ MORE
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.