Japanese History | Japan Guide
Please refer these pages, not only Japanese history, but also Japanese modern art and architecture.
Let's learn about the rough Japanese history from 14,000 BC to the modern time. I am sure that you can enjoy visiting sightseeing spots a lot during your Japan tour if you know the history.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi a Unifier of Japan
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the second warlord who tried to unify Japan after the long warring states period ended in the late 16th century. Let's learn more about his successes and failures.
Oda Nobunaga a Unifier of Japan
Oda Nobunaga was the first warlord who tried to unify Japan after the long Warring States Period in the late 16th century. Though he was cruel, people love his leadership. Let's learn more about his unique biography.
The Warring States Period in Japan
The Warring States Period (15th to 16th century) was an exciting time in Japanese history. Military rulers were replaced one after another until shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu unified Japan. Let's learn more about this period!
The History of Kyoto : Japan’s Former Capital
Kyoto's history is a long one, it all started in the 8th century. The city was built as the capital of Japan in that time and was home to the Imperial Court until 1868 when it moved to Tokyo
Kyoto Traditional Japanese Architecture
Learn about the history of Japanese architecture, and let us give you an itinerary for Kyoto that will take you through Japan's architectural history from the 6th century until the late 19th century.
Ghost Stories From Japan
Let us share 5 ghost stories from Japan that will chill you... If you want more of this, we also organize tours that focus on stories about the ghosts and ghouls of Japan.
The History of Port City Osaka
Osaka has a long history, during which the area has always served as a place where traders from all over Asia and later the world are intermingling with Japanese people.
Castles in Japan
Japanese castles have developed over many centuries, and have their own original style compared to European castles. Let us give you an overview of the history of Japanese castles.
The History of Tokyo | Travel Guide
What became today's largest metropole in the world started out as a small town in the 13th century and became a small castle town in the 15th century. Then the feudal lords started fighting out a war that would change the course of Edo's history forever.
Contemporary Architecture in Tokyo
Learn more about 7 treasures of post-war Japanese architecture in Tokyo!
Shogun and Samurai
During the Edo period from 1603-1868, society was divided strictly into social classes, not unlike the caste system in India. The country was ruled by a shogun, who was the highest up in the military of that time.
The First Tokugawa Shogun
Learn more about one of the most important people in Japanese history, the first Tokugawa shogun. One of our history expert guides summarizes the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Tokugawa Iemitsu : The Third Shogun of Edo
The third shogun of the Edo period had an interesting life. What made him the way he was? And what happened to Japan during his reign?
The Meiji Restoration in Japan
The turning point for the city of Edo, actually for all of Japan, was the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry's Black Ships at Edo-wan (now known as Tokyo Bay) in 1853. Perry's US Navy expedition demanded that Japan open itself to foreign trade.
Prewar Modern Architecture in Japan
Japan went through a period of rapid westernization and modernization between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The architecture of that time is one of the most visible inheritances of the Meiji era.
Emperor ‘s Birthday in Japan
The Emperor’s Birthday is a public holiday in Japan. Known as 'Tennou Tanjobi', this holiday is celebrated on the birthday of the current Emperor.
National Foundation Day in Japan
February 11th is National Foundation Day, a national holiday for Japanese people to remind themselves of the nation's founding and foster their love for the nation.