Welcome to our blog. We (Jordan and Walter) will be traveling Japan for the next 20 days. We will be stopping in Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and a few other places between June 5 and June 24. Let's see what ensues.... full info
In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol...more info
Lake AshiThis was taken from the trail we biked around the lake
Lake AshiUs in front of the lake on the trail, with our automatic bikes. Those things were awesome.
Gora ParkGora Park (or Gora Rark as the signs said).. it was a really big flower garden with a tea house off to the side where you could do a "tea ceremony" (it wasn't a full ceremony, you just ordered tea and sat on the floor)