Hidden Japan

A guidebook to Tokyo & beyond
By Chiara Terzuolo and Justine Wong


About Hidden Japan

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

Chiara Terzuolo 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 the Nature, Food, History, Art and Late-Night destinations that you’ll find only in Tokyo, Hidden Japan has detailed recommendations for every kind of traveller.

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

Book details

Publication date
April 2024 ()
April 2024 (US)
May 2024 (UK)
210 mm × 14.8 mm
263 pages

About the author

Chiara’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, singer, narrator and anchor for a Japanese language program on NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster.

Chiara spends a good deal of time exploring remote areas of Japan, looking for vegan-friendly local foods, coffee and a place to plug in her laptop. She was inspired to write The Vegan Guide to Tokyo to help veggie visitors to Japan’s capital find meals worthy of travelling across the ocean for. Feel free to follow her never-ending quest for great vegan food on Instagram at @tokyoveganguide.

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.