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Japan - Tokyo

July 4th 2009
We have a delightful 9 hour flight to Tokyo - the food on the plane is excellent and we both sleep for most of the trip after our very early start. Everything seems 'normal' at first, easily through customs and collect our bags. It is when we leave the airport and go down the escalator in to the station that we enter another world! Not being able to read anything or understand anyone is expected, ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ueno

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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