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steps up towards shrine in Gion

Kyoto (Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th April)

April 25th 2009
Tuesday I arrive in Kyoto at 7.30am, jump on the bus i have been told to in the directions and head over to the guest house. I am hoping they may not mind being woken up so early although it is run by a friend of a friend so i think i will be alright. I drop my stuff off & go to find somewhere close by to get some breakfast. After a quick coffee & toast i jump on a random bus, see tha ... 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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