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ASHIKAGA
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The small town of Ashikaga (Tochigi Prefecture) is well-known amongst the Japanese, as it lends its name to an era of Japanese history - the Ashikaga shogunate of 1336-1573.
The roots of the name come from the fact that the shogunate was formed from a clan that originated in Ashikaga. Now, the town enjoys plenty of visitors thanks to several temples and buildings of interest and its proximity to Tokyo. The town is surrounded by mountains, and is popular with hikers.
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