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Izu, my favorite place in Japan... 大好きな伊豆半島

October 31st 2011
Couldn't have spent the long weekend better than road-tripping around Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島); surrounded by stunning views, pulling over to lunch at adorable roadside cafes, splashing in the sea and ending each day with a nice hot onsen 温泉 (hot springs, a Japanese institution). While it was typhooning in Tokyo, the sun was shining over all of Izu, and spirits were high as we head ... 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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