News from the Heartland of Japan Vol. 2

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'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

  • Minshuku (Japanese style B&B guesthouses) are becoming increasingly popular among foreign travellers. Click the button below to read the full article. 
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  • Umeboshi (salted pickled Japanese plums) - the new superfood craze? Click the button below to read the full article.
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  • Free WiFi to be offered on all shinkansen bullet trains by March 2019. Click the button below to read the full article.
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Featured Travel Blog

Our featured travel blog is Excursions Japan. The author, a long term expat, has travelled to all corners of Japan and provides insightful trip destinations - both day trips and multi-day trips - travel tips and much more. Click the button below for their guide for a self-guided hike around Mt. Mitake - a great day trip from Tokyo!
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Spotlight Photo

Up a steep 100m hillside, over 1000 rice paddies can be found. These rice terraces, Maruyama Senmaida, are located in Mie Prefecture, viewable from the  Ise-ji route of the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail. Maruyama Senmaida rice terraces are a destination on our Kumono Kodo Ise-ji Trail.

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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