Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
The Edo period (1603-1868)
This period saw 250 years of peace thanks to a strong political regime, an unprecedented urban development, a flourishing culture and arts of exceptional refinement; this is the Edo period (1603-18
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Samurai: In the Footsteps of Japanese Warriors
The samurai are an ancient caste of Japanese warriors, known worldwide for their recognizable katanas and armor.
The Jomon period (13,000 BC to 400 BC)
Prehistory is divided into two sub-periods in Japan. The Paleolithic, which begins almost 40,000 years ago BC, and the so-called Jomon period, which begins almost 13,000 years before our era.
The Yayoi period (400 BC to 300 AD)
The Yayoi period (400 BC to 300 AD) is a pivotal period in the history of Japan during which Japan starts cultivating rice and the first sedentary communities appear.
The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573)
The Sengoku period (1477 - 1573) marked a turning point in the history of Japan.
Mount Fuji in History, Culture and Art
Mount Fuji occupies a special place in the Japanese imagination, for the singular beauty of its symmetrical slopes and its snow-capped top and for the religious activity which developed there.
The Emperor of Japan
The current Tenno (Emperor) is the 125th representative of the Japanese dynasty, the oldest in the world. A fact that fascinates visitors to Japan far more than the Japanese themselves.
The Shinkansen is the great technological success of post-war Japan.
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