A kids' information site from the Nagano Olympics, has basic information on the establishment and use of roads from c. 700.
Includes 3 diaries written by women aristocracy, created around 1000 AD.
Outlines the major developments of the Jomon through the Nara periods. Mentions important figures and dates.
Outlines Japanese history through the Meiji period of restoration. Find links to major historical figures and events.
Offers an overview of the Japanese imperial system, with an emphasis on the modern emperors. Find a list of emperors dating back to the ancient times.
Includes brief overviews of each period of Japanese literature from ancient times to present.
Provides access to primary source texts from East Asian countries, particularly China, Japan, and Korea. Arranged by era from ancient history to post-World War II.
Take a tour through Tokyo during the period of the Tokugawa shoguns, and learn about the history of Japan's greatest city. Illustrated by ukiyo-e images, the text discusses the traditions that underlie Japanese culture.
Ancient Japan Haiku history and chronology.
Article on the kofun, or ancient burial mounds in Japan, with background information, history, timeline, types and characteristics.