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ATAMI
  • HOT SPRINGS
  • SEASIDE
  • MUSEUMS / GALLERIES

A familiar resort for Tokyoites, Atami is a seaside location on Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu Peninsula. Long-known as a venue for enjoying a hot spring soak by the sea, and a notable retreat for artists and writers, Atami boomed during the post-war bubble years thanks to its proximity to Tokyo, aided by the establishment of a bullet train stop there.
Although those halcyon days are long over, Atami still attracts a large number of visitors, and its buildings and shops retain a certain Showa-era charm. The coastline is pretty, and ascending to the hills above the town, either by car, ropeway or on foot, affords rewarding views of the town, its hilly backdrop, the sea, as well as the tiny island of Hatsushima and the larger Oshima to the southeast.
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