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Onsen's and Himeji Castle Photo 7

Onsen's and Himeji Castle

April 28th 2010
After Kyoto we headed to Hiroshima. It is far so we spilt the drive into 2 days. On the first day we stopped in a small town full of Onsens. An Onsen is a Japanese hot spring which is separated into male and female pools and where you bathe naked. They are very relaxing and I felt like a new woman after. Must be those healing minerals! Dana and I went to one beside a waterfall which gave off a co ... 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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