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IZUMO

Izumo Taisha (Grand Shrine) is famous throughout Japan and the rest of East Asia, attracting many tourists from Korea, Taiwan and mainland China. A visit to the town reveals much more besides the iconic shrine, with the Old Taisha Station’s Taisho-era architecture and paraphernalia a draw for railway enthusiasts, the impressive Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo giving a solid explanation of the lengthy human history of the area, and, in the southern outskirts, the fantastic Tachikue Gorge proving a spectacular natural highlight, with eerie statues and sharply rising cliffs.
Izumo (Shimane Prefecture) is one of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.

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