Onomichi August 9th 2005 I went to a place called Onomichi today which is on the southern coast of Honshu the main island in Japan. It took me a good hour and a quarter to get there by the local train again, but it was actually good to see the rural Japan that was in between Hiroshima and Onomichi. I haven't seen much of that. Onomichi is only a small town and doesn't have much infrastructure set up for tourists, there is ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Onomichi 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
I moved around a lot when I was growing up, and my guess is that this is at least one of the reasons why I love to travel and always seem to be dreaming about it. I spent a life-changing year in Japan when I was at university and this only added to my wanderlust. I ended up back in Japan after graduating as I obviously wasn't quite finished with the country and from there, well I'll let you read what happened next.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined" -Henry David Thoreau
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