Tokyo January 09 January 25th 2009 Well this is the first Blog of our travels. Left Heathrow in drizzle on the morning of Friday 23rd January - landed in Tokyo the next day in snow!! Widebodied jets very comfortable but inflight entertainment not working on our 2 seats (OK for everyone else!) for a couple of hours. Still all fixed and free champagne for the inconvenience - can't be bad - must carry on like that!!
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Asia » Japan » Tokyo 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