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Kyoto

September 8th 2007
Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 AD through 1868 AD. The capital then moved to Edo (now known as Tokyo). Kyoto was an amazing mixture of old and new as can be seen in our pictures. Kyoto was also the site for the 1997 international protocol on green house gas emissions which bears its name. We spent two days in Kyoto and visited many of the shrines and temples in the area, such as t ... 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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