Aizu-Wakamatsu: Home to Samurai, Sake, and a Castle June 17th 2006 *I have more pictures to upload, so check back later in the week for additional photos*
Rusty and I spent the day in Aizu-Wakamatsu, located in the Fukushima prefecture, about 2 hours away from Fukushima City by train. The train trip there took us through the mountain area of Mt. Bandai-Asahi National Park where a mountain range comes together at the place where 3 prefectures meet.
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Asia » Japan » Fukushima » Aizu » Aizuwakamatsu 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
Leaving my familiar surroundings of Toronto, I spent five months living in Fukushima City, Japan. This blog details my adventures, in and around Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong...as well as subsequent travel adventures.
May-September 2006: Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
March-April 2007: England
October-November 2007: England, Egypt
April 2008: Las Vegas
September 2008: China
March 2009: Cayman Islands
June 2009: Iceland
Winter 2010: Cuba
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