Sayonara USA! July 11th 2008 So here we are- the first day in a long journey, the first step in running a marathon- Tokyo!
After successfully arriving from our 11.5 hour flight from LAX, we managed to navigate the subway correctly and make it to our hostel- K's House Backpackers in Asasakusa. It was night and we had just enough time to walk around and discover a really cool temple located just around the corner. We didn't ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Akasaka 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