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Golden Palace

Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

July 19th 2009
After the bus drive we arrived in Kyoto and just from getting off the bus it seemed a lot more chillaxed and nicer then Tokyo. We went straight to the backpackers and crashed because we hadn't sleeped. And it was a nice place and much cleaner then the last place. The next day we just simply went around town and looked at all the different temples. One of them was amazing and huge, it was a castle ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto

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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