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Travels to the Land of the Rising Sun (Day 4 Kyoto Bound)

September 21st 2010
Today is the day where I acclimate myself to the time change. That's right, today is the day. It's amazing what a 16 or 17 hour difference can do to you. Anyone that knows me, knows I do not require much sleep......... especially while traveling. However, I can't lie, the last couple of nights have kicked my ass in the sense that I haven't been able to get accustomed to the time change. No wonder ... 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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