Kyoto - In The Land Of The Rising Sun November 30th 2007 Let me just clear my throat, I have something to announce...: "I LOVE JAPAN!" Everything about it (apart from customs)! It's awesome!
I've even forgiven my 'Midnight Express' welcome to this captivating and incredible country. Before leaving Bangkok, I had laboured carefully and patiently to unpack and repack my disaster of a backpack into a military precise formation of perfectly arranged gea ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto 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