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Gion District, Kyoto

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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