News from the Heartland of Japan Vol. 3

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

Heartland Japan is a ground operator that 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 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. 
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News Roundup

  • Falling ill in Japan: A useful guide to buying over-the-counter medication when travelling in Japan. Click the button below to read the full article. 
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  • 100 key phrases to memorise before coming to Japan. Help overcome the language barrier with a few useful phrases. Click the button below to read the full article.
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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima. The 2020 Olympic torch relay route has been announced. It will start in the 2011 tsunami-stricken region of Fukushima. Click the button below to read the full article.
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Featured Travel Blog

Curated by British traveller Rob Dyer, The Real Japan provides written articles and featured articles (such as this one by Teni Wada), providing tips and suggestions for travel around Japan 'beyond the cliches'. Click the button below to read this featured article by Teni Wada on tips for travelling in Japan with an infant!
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Spotlight Photo

Have you heard of Kagura? It is thought that the originally Shinto dance is older than Noh and with a history spanning over a millennium, has many varieties and is particularly associated with the traditional agricultural calendar. A performance typically includes a vibrant theatrical reenactment of a folk story, accompanied by traditional music. It is still a popular form of performance art in southern Japan.  Kagura performances are a key feature of both our Aso Walking Tour and Tsuwano and Hagi-Okan Walk.

Upcoming Events

Hong Kong Book Fair 18-20 July
We will be at the Hong Kong Book Fair 18-20 July. Please get in touch if you will be attending the Fair or will be in the area!


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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