News from the Heartland of Japan Vol. 1

Welcome to the first newsletter from Heartland Japan.
We aim to bring you the latest news about local travel in Japan
as well as our latest offers and tours.
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About Heartland Japan

Heartland Japan provides custom and packaged tours to off-the-beaten-track locations across Japan. Our mission is to give travellers an insight into authentic Japan. Participants have the opportunity to meet locals, visit historically and culturally important sites, take part in hands-on activities, try regional products and cuisine, as well as enjoy hiking through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful nature Japan has to offer. For more information, please visit our tours website.

Heartland Japan in the Media

Heartland Japan's CEO, Keijiro Sawano, was featured earlier this month in an article from Japan's leading English-language newspaper, The Japan Times, exploring rural Japan's efforts to attract foreign tourists. Click the button below to read the full article. 
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News Roundup

  • Airbnb takes down 80% of Japan listings ahead of 15 June law, leaving travellers without accommodation. Click the button below to read the full article. 
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  • Terahaku site gives travellers a chance to experience staying in a Japanese temple. Click the button below to read the full article.
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  • Tips to survive the Japanese summer - weather, clothes and travel tips. Click the button below to read the full article.
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Featured Travel Writer

Our featured travel writer is Donny Kimball, author of the Your Guide to Real Japan blog. Providing an insight into travelling in Japan, with tips, hidden gems and area guides! Click the button below for his guide to Chichibu - a fantastic day trip from Tokyo!
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Spotlight Photo

These unique rock formations, hotoke-ga-ura, can be found in the very north of Japan on the Shimokita Peninsula. Features have been named after Buddhist figures and is known to have been a pilgrimage route in the Edo period! Hotoke-ga-ura is a key destination on our Shimokita & Tsugaru Trail.

Downloadable Documents

You can view and download our brochure for our full-package guided tours here. For inquiries about custom tours please don't hesitate to contact us via the email address provided.

Upcoming Events

For those attending the Japan Luxury Showcase in Tokyo on 21 June, if you have time you are very welcome to visit our new office in Kagurazaka! We would love to give a tour of the neighbourhood and provide drinks and/or dinner! Please contact us as below.

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