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Both Geishas in the tea house.  

Both Geishas in the tea house.

Kyoto

August 23rd 2007
Stayed at Kyoto for 4 nights, in a traditional Japanese style tatami room. This means a shared bathroom, toilet, futon beds, communal dinning area and a lovely room with sliding doors. Quite in the Japanese spirt of things. Some evenings spent having quiet Japanese meals, others ended in loud karaoke nights! The city is a mix of the peaceful traditional streets of Goin and the hip and happening st ... read more
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Japanese Flag 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... ... read more
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