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Shrines Gate  

Shrines Gate

Short stay in Kyoto

October 4th 2008
Sitting here in Kyoto Station... got about 30 minutes before the Shinkansen leaves for Kobe. Spent the night in a small little business hotel downtown here, got to check out some of the night life here in Kyoto. I went down an area of the city I forgot about... the Poncho District, an even better area to potentially spot the elusive Geishas. Paid off too, I saw a definite real one escorting a c ... 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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