First Full Day September 2nd 2011 Hello Everyone!
Today was my first full day in Japan. I am staying with a friend in Hino, Tokyo, Japan, until my orientation for school begins. My friend took me around Hino, where I ate some green tea icecream and checked out a shrine. Afterwards we did a little bit of 'eyeshopping' to pass the time. She also took to me to a tech store to get some stuff for my computer and there I learne ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Hachioji 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
Hello! I am a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, but this year I am doing a study abroad in Tokyo, Japan! I am keeping a travel blog to keep people updated on activities, but I will also add in many fun facts, cultural facts, etc. in to let people learn more about Japan!... full info