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ASUKA
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Asuka Village (Nara Prefecture), a short train ride away from its bigger, more illustrious neighbour, Nara, is a hidden gem.
A place of great beauty and interest, with an established tourist infrastructure - Asuka has excellent English signage at all tourist places, English leaflets readily available, rental audio guides in English and free wi-fi in many places. Though it is not yet on the main tourist routes, perhaps it soon will be, given the town’s plan to register and obtain World Heritage status.
Asuka was once the political centre of Japan, from 592 to 710, before the Imperial Palace moved to present-day Nara. Thus, Asuka is filled with ancient sites of historical and cultural importance - temples, mystical stones, imperial tombs and ancient burial mounds.
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