News from the Heartland of Japan Vol. 4

Welcome to the travel 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

We at Heartland Japan believe that travel can be a life-changing experience and the means for inspiration. We are a ground operator that provide custom and packaged luxury adventure travel tours to off-the-beaten-track rurally focused 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

Will Japan's Epic Tourism Boom Go Bust in the Coming Years?
Heartland Japan has been mentioned in a Tokyo Business Today article! The article very insightfully explores the question of how long Japan's tourism boom will last, what can be done to ease the burden of the tourist influx in the major cities, and how to make the boom more sustainable throughout the country. Can companies like Heartland Japan make a difference in sustaining it? Click the button below to read the full article.
(Photo by Didler Marti)
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News Roundup

Ferry Pass: A new ferry pass makes for whole new way of travel, perhaps even rivalling the JR Pass! Click the button below to read the full article.

(Photo from Shin Nihonkai Ferry Co.)
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Redefining Japanese crafts for a modern world and foreign market. All about Marukawa Hitoshi, the man breathing new life into traditional Japanese crafts, and his projects to this end. Click the button below to read the full article.

(Photo from Maruwakaya)
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Featured Travel Blog

At Bunny Tokyo, a blog by Spanish-born Elsa, an eclectic mix of recommended spots, events, restaurants, hotels as well as wider topics about travelling in Japan can be found, all tied together with beautiful photography. Click the button below for her experience of watching a Kagura performance!
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Spotlight Photo

Autumn on the Kumano Kodo Ise-Ji Trail! The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are popular trekking trails but the Ise-Ji Trail is still relatively undiscovered. It connects Ise known as the "Holy City" and Ise Grand Shrine with Kumano Sanzan. See here for more information on our Kumano Kodo Ise-Ji Trail tour.

Upcoming Events

Shimane Prefecture FAM Trip
Following on from our collaboration with METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) for our Aso Tour, we will be holding a FAM trip to Shimane Prefecture in early autumn in collaboration with the Shimane Prefectural Government. We will be looking for agents to invite! More details to follow. 

Office Drop-In Always Welcome

If you happen to be in Japan on business or otherwise, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Address: 4F, Office87, 332 Yamabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 162-0801

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.
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