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Kumamoto Castle

A short visit to Mt. Aso

March 26th 2010
Our next destination was Kumamoto which is about a four hours train trip from Hiroshima. Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto-ken, located on the island of Kyushu and home to a great traditional Japanese fortified castle. Unfortunately we did not have much time to explore Kumamoto as our prime destination was Mt. Aso, about 1 hour by train from Kumamoto. As I am studying geology in my spare ti ... 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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