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Sitting outside another Shrine  
   

Sitting outside another Shrine

Just to prove we were both there
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!! Arrived at Shi ... read more
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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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