Japan is nearly over :-( April 8th 2012 We only have a week and a half left in Japan, but we've done so much since my last blog! It's been non-stop. Everywhere is so different, and we have seen some really interesting places (although I'm still going to get mixed up between all the cities and the temples when I look at my photos!).
Since the last blog, in Kamakura, we headed next to Nagoya, where we stayed only to go to ... read more
Asia » Japan » Wakayama » Koyasan 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