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Shimonoseki is famous for its Fugu. Fugu is blowfish. If it is cut the wrong way then it can kill you instantly. I ate fugu, but it was not the deadly kind. (deadly and expensive- so I steered clear!)
Perfect Weekend in Fukuoka: Drinking, Dancing, Hiking, History, and so Much More...

September 28th 2005
For my four-day weekend I decided to take off down to Kyushu. The original intention was to hike some more (possibly Aso-san, the largest caldera in the world) and meet up with my friend Jonathan. It quickly involved meeting up with many other people and turning into a fabulous trip...although I think I needed another vacation after!!! It included, hiking, shrines, boat cruises, drinking, dancin ... read more
Asia » Japan » Fukuoka

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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