Greetings from a traditional Japanese guesthouse (ryokan) in Kyoto!! October 15th 2006 I am now in southern Honshu visiting the old Japanese city Kyoto, once the capital of Japan.
In Kyoto I decided to go ahead and stay a few nights in a traditional Japanese guesthouse, called Ryokan in Japanese.
It is kind of different from what we westerners are used to, although just like with western hotels the standard of ryokans varies from very basic ones to very luxurious ones with outdo ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto 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
24 year old Swedish expatriate who has lived for the past four years in the UK and France but who will now go away on a two months graduation trip (actually double graduation trip...;) around the world for a well-needed holiday. My two months trip will take me to countries like Canada, US, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Belgium and the UK, and I will have the pleasure of doing it in first class with Star Alliance!! So it will be an absolutely fantastic experience, like nothing I have ever done before.
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