Japanese History | Japan City Tour
Please refer these pages, not only Japanese history, but also Japanese modern art and architecture.
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. The city is a gateway through which new techniques and ideas entered Japan and has thus always been more diverse than the average Japanese city.
Castles in Japan
Japanese castles have developed over many centuries, and have their own original style compared to European castles. We give you an overview of the history of Japanese castles, and which castles are best to visit if you have limited time on your Japan tour.
The History of Tokyo
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
Everyone with an interest in history or architecture who is on a tour in Japan will want to see these 5 typical buildings designed during the Meiji Restoration.
The Emperor’s Birthday
The Emperor’s Birthday is a public holiday in Japan. Known as 'Tennou Tanjyobi', this holiday is celebrated on the birthday of the current emperor.
National Foundation Day in Japan
February 11th is National Foundation Day (Kenkokukinen-no-Hi), a national holiday for Japanese people to remind themselves of the nation's founding and foster their love for the nation.