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New book reveals the secrets to experiencing “only in Japan” moments.

Thames & Hudson Australia < 1 mins read
Hidden Japan, in-stores 30 April, $35.00

The ultimate guide to exploring the roads less travelled, in Tokyo and beyond, from an expat with more than a decade's experience living in Japan.

Over the past 10 years Japan has become a major tourist destination, with travel bookings since 2019 have increased by a whopping 1,300 percent and Tokyo recently crowned the fastest growing digital nomad city.

However, Japan’s cities are already very crowded, and with the influx of millions of visitors (and often not enough infrastructure changes to keep up), at times it can feel like you are constantly surrounded by crowds of selfie snapping tourists.

In Hidden Japan, author and expat Chiara Park Terzuolo shares the discoveries and tips learned over the course of 12 years in Japan, revealing a different side of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, along with more unusual options for less-crowded destinations around Japan. Often there are hidden gems just a side street or two away from major tourist areas, but unless you know which side street to take, you will miss them.

The book incorporates both information about major sights and the lesser known spots around them, making it everything the adventurous traveller needs to get around and have a deeper visit to Japan.

Park Terzuolo has visited almost all of Japan’s prefectures, with that knowledge, experience and affection she has filled this guide with only the best spots she experienced and heartily recommends for a really special visit.


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