Hidden Japan

A guidebook to Tokyo & beyond


The ultimate guide to exploring the roads less travelled, in Tokyo and beyond.

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Chiara Terzuolo


Chiara Terzuolu takes us on a journey through Tokyo and its surrounding cities, uncovering the hidden treasures that lie beneath the well-trodden hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most-travelled destinations.

From tucked-away bars to quirky vending machines, themed walks to secret tea houses, Hidden Japan is your guide to the art of wandering off the beaten path. With chapters on Nature, Food, History, Art, Late-Night destinations and places you’ll find only in Tokyo, Hidden Japan has detailed recommendations for every kind of traveler.

Complete with stunning illustrations from Justine Wong, this is a must-read for anyone looking to explore Japan’s many hidden marvels.

Additional information

Weight 622 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 30 April 2024
Number of pages 272
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Justine Wong
Dimensions 15.3 x 21.6 cm
Weight 622 g


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Chiara Terzuolo's connection with Japan began around 2007, and she has been a Tokyo resident since 2011. A creative jack-of-all-trades, she is a writer/editor, tourism consultant, opera singer, narrator and anchor for a Japanese language program on NHK, Japan's national broadcaster. Previously she has published The Vegan Guide to Tokyo with Smith Street Books.

Justine Wong is a food, book, and lifestyle illustrator based in Toronto. She is the creator behind the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of paintings of 100 meals discovered while she travelled Japan.Justine has since lived in Tokyo for a year and enjoys illustrating for editorial publications, storybooks and advertising campaigns.