Another Few Cities Down June 9th 2009 Sasebo was quaint, quiet and comforting. Okinawa was pretty much a non-event (as I didn't leave the ship and was only there for 6 hours). Yokosuka was the next challenge. I'd heard so much about it, from the countryside to Yokohama to Tokyo, but it still wasn't what I expected at all.
I guess I had some huge metropolitan base in mind, but Yokosuka Naval Base is teeny! I mean, it's pr ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kanagawa » Yokohama 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