Japanese culture, such as Ukiyoe and Kabuki, blossomed during the Edo period (1603-1868),
a period of peace that lasted for more than 260 years. The origin of the Edo culture was Okazaki,
where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the Shogun (title of the military rulers of Japan)
who established the peaceful Taihei era, was born. Here in Okazaki, you can still catch a glimpse of
Edo culture and explore the key to the long-lasting peace in Japan.
Hi! We will be your tour guides in Okazaki, and its surrounding areas.
We would like to welcome you with our deep knowledge of history and culture!
Our visit to Okazaki was fantastic!
It is rich in nature where we can enjoy hiking, picking grapes and tea leaves, fishing and camping in the beautiful “picturesque” country side. You can enjoy the unique side of Japan which isn’t available in big cities.
ーFrench couple in 60s
My perspective towards Japan has changed.
As I visited Okazaki, my perspective towards Japan has changed. I hope that we can continue to establish a good relationship through communication and cultural exchange. Visiting Okazaki made me realize that Okazaki is the“Home of Peace”.
ーStudent from Korea in early 20s
I hope that someday Okazaki will build "Ieyasu Peace Museum".
Through the tour of Deep Japan, I came to feel that the Lord Ieyasu Tokugawa should be remembered more as a unifier that established the foundations of the Japanese nation, as a disciplined peaceful nation-state. I hope that someday Okazaki will build a museum of him to keep the memory of its founder as a peacemaker, his home, and his achievements as a man who renounced war to become a nation builder and peacemaker.
ーFilipino business man in 50s
We moved to Okazaki from Tokyo in 2012 and fell under the charm of its history, landscape and the locals’ warm hospitality. This inspired us to start our own enterprise, Deep Japan, allowing everyone to experience the deep history & culture of Okazaki. The company runs Global Studies Cafe, which is the port of arrival and departure for foreign visitors. We not only offer you various kinds of tours but interactions with locals. We are always at your service!
I am an Okazaki native journalist and former war correspondent for Japanese TV. With my unique experience and the knowledge of Japanese history, I’ll help you deepen your understanding of our culture and of course the hidden gem of Japan – Okazaki City.
I worked as a tour guide for foreigners in Tokyo. After we moved to Okazaki City, I was fascinated by its attractive history and culture. I am more than happy to help you add another perspective to your life while introducing the hidden gem of Japan!
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