Saitama and Ueno September 30th 2008 I went to the John Lennon Museum but it was closed for the day, so I explored the expensive shops in the area instead. Gabe dropped me off and we had an Autumn Latte before he went to work. I had lunch at my favourite little pasta restaurant in Warabi. You can sit there for hours drinking free coffees, so I did just that.
I decided to go shopping in Ueno the next day. I was looking for boots an ... read more
Asia » Japan » Saitama » Saitama 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