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KOSHU
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If there is any need for further evidence that Japan can adopt, adapt and arguably even surpass western techniques and tastes, it is the Koshu area of Yamanashi Prefecture. Not long ago, Japanese wines were known for their sweet flavour and domestic-only market. Following improvements in the winemaking process, and making full use of the ideal Yamanashi topography and climate, the grapes of the area have prospered, and now Koshu wines are internationally renowned, exported all over the world, and winning awards.
In 2005, Enzan, along with the town of Katsunuma and the village of Yamato, merged to create the city of Koshu. The area is dotted with vineyards, and the surrounding mountains, plus the looming glory of Mount Fuji, provide a gorgeous backdrop to a wine-tasting and shopping visit.
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