On the downside – earthquakes, on the plus side – hot springs. Japan’s location on the Pacific Ring of Fire means that its mountainous landscape is the home to active volcanoes and spurting geysers. Being blessed with therapeutic waters has meant that the Japanese have long been regular bathers, so much so that early European visitors were seen as literally unclean. Many of the towns offer hot spring facilities and indeed some of the towns in Japan – 100 Hidden Towns have hot spring spas as their main draw.

Key Towns( as nominated by our researchers )

HOKKAIDO

KANSAI

SHIKOKU

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