Ceramics, woodblock art prints (ukiyo-e), flower arranging, the tea ceremony… the list goes on. Japan’s lengthy history and proud cultural heritage mean there is a huge variety of traditional crafts to choose from – for purchasing or having a go at making. Whether it’s pottery, kimono-wearing, traditional Japanese paper, sword-making or any number of other artisanal activities, the hidden towns of Japan often have their own unique slant on the traditional crafts of the country. Many offer workshops where visitors can try their hand at crafting something, with veteran teachers eager to impart their knowledge and skills.

Key Towns( as nominated by our researchers )

HOKKAIDO

CHUBU-HOKURIKU

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