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HAKUBA
  • HOT SPRINGS
  • MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
  • WILDLIFE / NATURE

Located in the Northern Alps, just over an hour from Nagano City, Hakuba (Nagano Prefecture) was one of the main sites of the 1998 Winter Olympics, hosting events including the ski jump, alpine skiing downhill, super giant slalom, and cross-country skiing. Its scenery is spectacular, with a number of rugged, inspiring peaks towering at almost 3,000 metres.
Each winter, Hakuba attracts recreational skiers from around the world, especially from Asia and Australasia. During the warmer months, the pretty fields of wild flowers and the striking mountains reflected in paddy fields below, become a location where outdoor sports enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of activities. The loosely bound town has spread along the valley floor at the foot of Mount Shirouma, and is home to hotels, restaurants, hot springs and art galleries.
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