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Fortifications  
   

Fortifications

The strong fortifications not only against enemies but also against earthquakes. These walls reminded us of Inca walls in Peru.
An Escapade in Japan -- Part 4

March 16th 2009
Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion) and Nijo Castle ************************************************ My notes for 21st February consist of the following: 21-Feb-2009 1) Travel to Himeji on JR pass (8:50 Hikari shinkansen) 2) Put the luggage in the locker (600 yen) 3) Walk 10 minutes to Himeji castle, spend about 1 hour. 4) Alternatively, take the Loop Bus from Station. 5) Take the Himeji -> ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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