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Kenchoji Zen Temple  

Kenchoji Zen Temple

Kamakura

June 26th 2009
For Rod's final day in Japan we made the day trip to Kamakura, it's rated right up there with Nikko for Shrines, Temples, and other cultural "stuffs". Could have started off better, the instructions on how to get there was pretty bad. We got the Kamakura JR Pass, but everything was in Japanese and no instructions provided. After much wandering we figured out the proper track AND proper train, a ... 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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