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Kiyomizu - This big temple was so gorgeous at night...  
   

Kiyomizu - This big temple was so gorgeous at night...

All the trees were underlit... spectacular
Autumn Leaves Season in Kyoto and Thanksgiving in Hiroshima

November 23rd 2009
The Shinkansen ride from Tokyo to Kyoto was fun. It's an incredibly smooth ride considering you're on a train reaching speeds of up to 180 mph. It happened to be a gorgeous day and from my window seat I watched town after town blur by. At one point I looked up from the book I was reading to see Mount Fuji, seemingly so close, snowcapped and surrounded by blue skies. In just a few quick hours I ... 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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16th September 2010

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