One-Month Japanese Backpack Tour August 28th 2007 I meant to write much sooner than this. A month is a long time to travel a country without recording your adventures, but somehow faced with the thought of sacrificing a day and possibly a new adventure to sitting in an internet café, I just couldn’t do it. Finally, I have decided to rest for a few days at a friend’s house to get myself sorted out before I sail to Shanghai on Friday.
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Asia » Japan » Ibaraki 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