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Kyoto

Kinkaku-Ji gardens
Kyoto - castles, pavillions and Geishas

November 3rd 2007
Tokyo is addictive, and even after an extra two days there, I had to be dragged away kicking and screaming, much to Alan's annoyance, he said that carrying our two-back packs was fine but I was just too heavy. Sulking in the Shinkansen was only temporary however, as we were blessed with a magnificent clear view of Mount Fuji. The height of the snow-topped mountain is exaggerated by the relative ... 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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