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Traditional flame from one of the houses at the folk village in Takayama  
   

Traditional flame from one of the houses at the folk village in Takayama

Japanese Alps in the winter... Brrr!!!

February 25th 2008
Japan - Mountains 02/24/08 - 02/26/08 We wanted to end our stay in Japan by visiting some of its mountainous regions. First stop was Kanazawa. The station at Kanazawa is gorgeous with a glass dome and intricate wooden support structures. Also, there is a clock made from a water fountain that was novel. It was snowing when we arrived and they had these sprinklers activated all over the st ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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