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HAGI
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Nestled against the Sea of Japan on the coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Hagi is a town with impeccably preserved history and more than its fair share of local heroes. Although its castle was torn down under the orders of the modernising government at the beginning of the Meiji era, the surrounding town boasts so much historical architecture that the cliché of ‘being taken back in time’ seems perfectly apt.
Outside the town, visitors can see the legacy of later eras, with some of Japan’s earliest industrialisation efforts represented by the remains of a weaponry furnace and shipbuilding docks dating back to the end of the Edo era. Hagi is also the hometown of Hagi yaki pottery, renowned for its simplicity and quality.

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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