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RAIN! It rained in Kyoto.  
   

RAIN! It rained in Kyoto.

Our first rain since... the great floods of '63.
Kyoto and Ise

October 23rd 2006
The single biggest moan about Japan by foreign travellers is the price of transportation. However, I have to say that to me, it seems fairly reasonably priced when stacked against equivalent European counterparts eg. the UK. For example; the trip to Kyoto from Tokyo or vice-a-versa can be done in a number of ways. Firstly there is the Shinkansen - the bullet trains - which whip you across the coun ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto

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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