Japan July 29th 2009 Hi again!
Two Saturdays ago we made the seemingly un-long but actually long journey to Tokyo, Japan. All in all, including the bus from Buyeo and the train into Tokyo, the travel time was 12 hours, pretty outrageous for a 2 hour flight. Allll worth it though. Tokyo exceeded any expectations I had. I didn't think anything could tie Vienna but there it was. It is hard to pin point exactly wh ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku 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