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Entrance to the Castle Grounds  
   

Entrance to the Castle Grounds

Golden Week!! Part 2

April 30th 2010
Day 2 of my Golden Week trip was spent in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. We arrived around 9:30 in the morning and had soon after run into our first dilemma: no available lockers to put our suitcases in. So, we had to pull our suitcases along with us everywhere we went... which caused us a bigger problem once we got to Wakayama Castle. First off, the castle was about 20 minutes (walking) ... 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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