Month: January 2020

Useful guides for your trip

Travelling to Japan for the first time can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the local language or the country’s cultural norms.  To help make your trip go as smoothly as possible, Heartland JAPAN has created a series of helpful guidebooks, covering a range of useful topics such as how to navigate around Tokyo’s …

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A Brief History of Japan from the Late 19th Century to the Early 20th Century.

Bakumatsu Bakumatsu is the Japanese phrase used to categorize the pivotal years at the end of the Edo era (1603-1868). The Chinese characters for Bakumatsu signify “the end of the Bakufu”. This was the end of Tokugawa Shogunate, who ruled Japan from 1600 to 1868. What partially resulted in the decline of the Tokugawa Shogunate …

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Chichibu: a hidden gem awaits you.

A land of mystery, spirituality and tradition awaits you in Chichibu, the Kanto region’s hidden gem. Join pilgrims past and present as you weave your way across Chichibu’s beautiful rural landscape, delving deep into the rich history and culture that makes this such a unique and unforgettable location.  Chichibu is home to 34 temples, included …

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