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While I can find guides regarding places to visit in Japan, they all seem to promote the same places Tokyo shopping, inner city shrines, etc. Is there a website or book regarding places in Japan that promote the lesser known parts of Japan?

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The least known places have no guide... as soon as a guide is written, they're no longer least-known. –  Flimzy Jun 15 '12 at 0:15
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Even some places that are listed in Lonely Planet aren't heavily visited. I went to the Ikebukuro Earthquake Museum, which was listed there, and the staff were surprised at someone who was obviously a foreign tourist visiting the museum. I explained that my Mum studied geology, and that I'm a scientist, and that explained it for them. –  Andrew Grimm Aug 23 '12 at 9:29

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What's the name of those four nucleur reactors that were leaking fuel last year???? - only joking. How about here => http://wikitravel.org/en/Off_the_beaten_track_in_Japan

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