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Lake Kawaguchi 河口湖  

Lake Kawaguchi 河口湖

Fall colors at Lake Kawaguchi 河口湖の紅葉

November 12th 2011
Drove to the Fuji Five Lakes District today to check out the fall colors (紅葉 "koyo"), unknowingly joining the hordes of people who had the same idea. It took us about 20 minutes to realize that, in the bumper to bumper traffic along the single lane bridge crossing Lake Kawaguchi 河口湖, we would be much better off walking. I shouldn't be surprised by things like this anymore. I should ... 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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