A proud sense of heritage is clearly in evidence in the huge number and variety of ancient festivals that are still celebrated in modern-day Japan. These can range from the bizarre and gaudy to the downright raucous and dangerous. Health and safety often takes a back seat at the many festivals involving fire, icy waters, and precarious physical challenges. The famed Japanese modesty also seems to evaporate when dancing and performing are the order of the day. Each town in Japan – 100 Hidden Towns has its own specific festivals which are listed with dates and a brief outline. The more eye-catching festivals may well be the major annual draw for the towns, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly and join in the fun.

Key Towns( as nominated by our researchers )

CHUBU-HOKURIKU

SHIKOKU

KYUSHU AND OKINAWA

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