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Vendors at Asakusa near the temple
Day 3: Seeing a bit of old Tokyo

October 17th 2009
Still a bit jet-lagged, we were up bright and early at 5:30am and sought out a Starbucks for breakfast. Universally, breakfast seems to reveal a culture's comfort food. For us, it's coffee and a type of carbohydrate. For the Japanese, noodles, fish, rice, miso. We loved trying all kinds of foods in Japan, but breakfast so far has been all about finding our comfort food, even if it means eatin ... 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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