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During the Edo period, this unassuming town on the Sea of Japan rivalled Osaka, and even Edo, in terms of culture, wealth and influence.
Sakata (Yamagata Prefecture) was a key port of the coastal trade route, its leading merchant family, the Honma clan, were the largest, richest landowners in Japan, and were able to bring the very best of Kyoto culture into the town. Visitors can still see traces of this past everywhere in Sakata.
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