The Roads to Sata : A 2000-mile walk through Japan by Alan Booth 9780141992839

The Roads to Sata : A 2000-mile walk through Japan


Embark on an extraordinary journey through the heart of rural Japan with Alan Booth's captivating travel memoir, "The Roads to Sata." This mesmerizing tale unfolds as Booth sets out on a daring 2000-mile walk from the northernmost reaches of Hokkaido to the southern tip of Kyushu, treading solely along the nation's forgotten back roads. With each step, he unveils the rich tapestry of Japan's countryside, encountering a kaleidoscope of characters and immersing himself in the authentic rhythms of rural life.

Alan Booth was a British travel writer, novelist, and essayist renowned for his deep appreciation of Japanese culture. His insightful observations and lyrical prose transport readers to a Japan rarely seen by outsiders, revealing the warmth, resilience, and enduring traditions of its people. "The Roads to Sata" stands as a poignant celebration of the country's unsung landscapes and a poetic testament to the transformative power of the journey itself.

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